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- There's a bit of a battle going on…in the world of project management,…and it's between the traditional method,…using Gantt charts, and a new idea called agile,…or sometimes scrum.…Agile is based on the idea…that when you start a project,…you don't entirely know what's going to happen…later on in the project.…So therefore, it's not worth having…a detailed plan at the start.…Agile people say plans will vary,…so stay flexible and iterate as you go along.…Now my personal opinion is that this is true…but also useless because you now don't know…how long the project will take…or what it will cost.…
I personally think it's better to start with a plan,…a complete plan, and adjust it as you go along.…Now I will admit that agile may have its place…when there's lots of creativity going on.…Perhaps you're creating software…or it's an artistic project, something like that.…And in those sort of cases,…the times can be very hard to predict.…But even then, I think the customer…does need to know the cost and time scale.…Though if you can get away with…
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- Describe the layout of a Gantt chart.
- Define the critical path.
- Differentiate between agile, scrum, and waterfall.
- Determine how to position the floating tasks.
- Explain when it’s ideal to use a Gantt template.
- Summarize why a Gantt chart is useful for communicating with customers.