Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Monitoring progress of one project or multiple projects, part of Gantt Charts Explained.
- Probably the easiest and yet most underrated…use for a Gantt Chart is to monitor…the progress of your project.…People often produce the Gantt Chart…in order to get the okay for the project.…And then they never use it again.…What a waste, all that effort to make it…and then they don't use it to keep track…of how the project is doing.…Keeping track is done by colouring in…what you've done so far, and comparing your progress…with the now, or today, line.…The now line used to be a piece of string,…but nowadays it's going to be on your computer.…
So how often should you colour in what you've done?…Well probably montly, but it could be weekly,…if your project is a short, fast moving one.…The great thing about the coloured in Gantt Chart…is that it brings the pain forward,…otherwise you don't know you've got a problem…until the finish line is in sight,…and you can then see that you aren't going to make it.…By which time, it's too late to do anything about it.…But if you know ages before that you're maybe a week behind,…
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- What is a Gantt chart?
- Estimating times and adding contingency
- Assessing the Gantt chart software options
- Using Gantt chart templates
- Communicating the plan
- Accelerating projects with Gantt charts