Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Learning Gantt Charts.
- In the ideal world, you would've already viewed my Lynda course entitled Project Management Simplified. Where I explain how Gantt charts fit into the larger scheme of project management. They are, in fact, step six of my 12 step process because, before you can construct one, you need to have listed out all of your tasks, estimated how long they will take, and decided on which ones depend on which other ones. But if you already now about that and you just want to get better at the Gantt side of things, then feel free to plunge straight into this course.
In fact, even if you're a pretty experienced project manager and have been using Gantt charts for years, I bet you'll pick up a few useful tips from watching this course. And those could make all the different on your next multi-million dollar project. Alternatively, if you know nothing about project management, you could do things in a slightly unusual order. You could view this course, and if you like it, then watch Project Management Simplified later and see how your new understanding of Gantt charts will fit into the bigger picture of managing your projects.
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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.