Before beginning this article, I have a question for you. How can you understand a piece of information better? Let me help you if you are not sure about the answer. If I give you a research data in two forms i.e. textual and graphical. Which form would be easier to understand? I expect you to say the graphical one. And, that’s where you get the answer to my previous question.
This is the reason why online gantt chart is used for project management. The software makes it pretty easy to interpret project information. By using gantt charts you can illustrate and visualize every step in a project. The tool simplifies project planning to a great extent and saves both your time and effort. But, before investing in a gantt chart tool you must ensure it has some specific features in it. Take a look at must-have features in the software -
An online gantt chart software lets you set key tasks, dates, deadlines, and events in a project as milestones. Milestones can be easily spotted in the tool with a diamond representing them. So, it’s possible to keep an eye on upcoming milestones so that you never miss them.
Here’s an example. Let’s suppose you want to market your content. First of all, you have to get it written by the writers in your team. Then only, it can be reviewed and finally sent to marketing experts in your team. With an online gantt chart, you can relate all the tasks with one another keeping their priority in mind.
By using gantt charts, you can easily see the percentage of tasks completed by your team members. With every team member entering this percentage, you can constantly track how much work a team member has completed in a specific time period and accordingly take steps if needed.
To sum up, I would say gantt charts are an amazing gift given to the world by Henry Gantt. Now, it’s up to you to take maximum advantage out of this wonderful tool. Let me know which tool you’re using currently and how it helps you and your team.
Sharon Thomson is a project management expert and writer. Through the years she has written about a myriad of project management topics and has successfully managed countless projects on her own. A big believer in ‘work smarter, not harder’ philosophy; Sharon keeps including her own personal lessons in her writing from time to time.