A Gantt chart is a powerful and preferred visual reporting device used for conveying a project’s schedule.

A typical Gantt chart graphically displays the work breakdown, total duration needed to complete tasks, as well as % completion.

The Gantt chart itself will not display level of effort, and is not an effective planning tool on its own.

Gantt Charts may be integrated with other spreadsheet-type reporting devices that convey additional information related to project planning. Furthermore, Gantt Charts are often enhanced with functionality that includes the identification of relationships between tasks, and the ability to dynamically change task attributes.

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