How to prepare a Gantt chart in Excel?
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Following are the steps of preparing a Gantt chart in excel
You may also download a Gantt chart template from the internet.
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A Gantt chart helps you schedule your project tasks and then helps you track your progress.
The steps for preparing a gantt chart in excel are as follows :-
1. Create a project table
2. Make a standard Excel Bar chart based on Start date
3. Add Duration data to the chart
4. Add task descriptions to the Gantt chart
5. Transform the bar graph into the Excel Gantt chart
6. Improve the design of your Excel Gantt chart and done.
Gantt chart enable the user(s) or a team to create and share a visual planning regarding a project or event you are managing to your colleagues or management. By doing this, you will increase the chance on finishing the project in a more efficient way, which will increase the companies effectiveness.
Therefore, Gantt charts are seen as a very effective project management planning tools, especially when more than 1 person is involved in the success that follows after succeeding of a project. The total of all elementary project components can be called “the work breakdown structure of the project”.
This is how it looks like in a Gantt chart:
As you can see, the difference between the list of activities, and the Gantt chart that shows the work breakdown structure, are the following advantages:
Advanced Gantt charts additionally demonstrate the reliance (i.e., priority) connections between deliverables (which shows a liability as well for all team members). Gantt charts can be applied to show current project status by informing the percentage of successful completion of the project, and a vertical “Today” line can be implemented here as well.
Gantt charts allow you to schedule activities and resources and are helpful when you are planning and tracking various business processes. For example, you can have a list of activities on the left and a suitable time scale along the top in order to see the following at a glance:
List of activities that are needed to be done
For example, here you can see a generic Event Gantt chart, which structures the following activities: