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This resource covers the tools used by a Project Manager beginning with 'GANTT' charts.
A project plan is often constructed within the planning phase. It contains all activities and milestones. These events are placed in a particular time sequence, ultimately producing something similar to a horizontal bar chart.
A GANTT chart displays tasks and costs along a horizontal time scale, much like a calendar. The time for each task is recorded, by indicating the start and finish dates. It should show the best possible way to complete the project in the shortest time. Activities can be done in parallel or sequentially, and the GANTT chart shows this clearly. Even though it lists tasks, it does not show the critical path as there is no indication of the relationship between tasks.
IMAGE - From this GANTT chart you can find out the following,
Activity 3.0.2 Production Build:
* Has a duration of 10 days
* Must be done after Order Production Materials and Final Code Release