Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Conducting monthly meetings using a Gantt chart, part of Project Management Simplified.
- You'll be monitoring the progress of your project…with either a weekly or a monthly meeting…depending on the total length of your project.…At that weekly or monthly meeting,…the best way to monitor the progress of your project…is to color in the Gantt chart.…It's very easy, all you do, you have a now line…and let's say it's week 25 in my example.…You'll have a now line, this now line…used to be a piece of string people used to move it along…in the old days but now days it'll be on a computer.…That shows where we are now…and that moves along every week or every month.…
Then you color in the tasks that you've done.…Let's say for example that we've chosen our country,…we've got the permit, we found a site.…And that's all we've done.…You can immediately see that we're way behind schedule.…What we want to see is that we've got a manager as well,…that we've bought the site…and we've started modifying the building.…By looking at a colored in Gantt chart,…you can immediately see whether the progress is okay or not.…
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- Defining project scope
- Deciding how to list tasks
- Estimating costs and time
- Planning for risk
- Staying on budget