ASIP-PM2-21 Gantt Chart Terminology


A Gantt chart is a visual representation of project tasks scheduled over time. It is a useful way of showing what work is scheduled to be done by a specific deadline, during a specific set of days. It helps project managers and team members view and track the start dates, end dates, dependencies, and milestones of a project schedule in one simple stacked bar chart. It also helps you to see where there is flexibility in the timeline and where a failure to meet one deadline will result in failure to complete the entire project on time (ProjectManager, n.d.).

Scenario: Let's explore a few key terms that you will often encounter with Gantt charts.

Instruction: Click on each term to learn about it.

References: Available in H5P metadata. 

Attribution: This activity is used in the Arts & Science Internship Program's open educational resource, "Ideation and Planning Skills for Employment Success", available through eCampusOntario's Open Library in Spring 2023.

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