Asked • 03/15/19

What are the benefits of using Gantt charts during the execution phase of a project?

After a decade of managing software projects, I've found Gantt charts to have very limited use after the Planning phase. What are the perceived benefits of Gantt charts, especially during the Execution phase?

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John K. answered • 03/18/19

PMP specializing demand / resource management and schedule creation

Andrew S.

Thank you. Your answer is very informative. Let me add some more information. I work a lot with Gantt chart software and am aware of the benefits it can bring to your projects. I would only like to provide with some extra benefits. Today, almost every robust Gantt chart solution offers not only tasks scheduling and management but also resource management, cost management, team management and collaboration. Some very robust apps offer time tracking. So if you choose a Gantt chart tool for your project, rest assured you will have almost all details under your full control. A few solid solutions that I tried: GanttPRO, Wrike, MS Project (doubtless, very very efficient but very very difficult to learn).
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