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What are Gantt Charts?
By SmartDraw.com

Gantt charts (also referred to as project timelines) are bar graphs that help plan and monitor project development or resource allocation on a horizontal time scale.

Typically, Gantt charts indicate the exact duration of specific tasks, but they can also be used to indicate:

  • The relationship between tasks
  • Planned and actual completion dates
  • Cost of each task
  • The person or persons responsible for each task
  • The milestones in a project’s development

Gantt charts are also used by supervisors and team leaders to schedule team members for various time dependent tasks such as visiting clients, making sales calls, being on medical call, being on guard duty, and more.

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