Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a Gantt chart, part of Management: Top Tips.
- Step six, drawing your Gantt chart.…The best way to produce your Gantt chart…is probably using Excel,…maybe Microsoft Project, if you've got access to it.…And the way that you produce your Gantt chart…is you draw the critical path to a time axis.…So paths that take longer…are drawn as a longer rectangle…and then you put in the floating tasks…hanging off the critical ones.…Why do we want a Gantt chart?…Well, there are three reasons…why a Gantt chart is essential.…The first reason is communication.…It's very good for showing other people…what the project involves…and what their path is in the project.…
The second reason why we need a Gantt chart…is for resource planning.…We're going to cover this in more detail later.…But, basically, you can look…vertically down your Gantt chart…and see which tasks overlap with which,…and, therefore, how many resources you're going to need.…And then the third reason for a Gantt chart…is monitoring progress.…You can color in the tasks that have been completed…and you can see whether you're keeping up with the now line.…
- Being assertive
- Taking responsibility for mistakes
- Giving and receiving criticism
- Time management
- Project management
- Holding effective meetings
- Giving presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Leveraging Assertiveness
2. Time Management for Managers
3. Project Management
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