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### 09 gantt charts

1. 1. Gantt Charts<br />3.3.1<br />
2. 2. This presentation covers<br />What is a Gantt Chart?<br />Why are they used?<br />How to create one.<br />
3. 3. Introduction<br />We already know that managing a project can be a difficult task.<br />There are a lot of things that need to happen before a system is ready to ship out.<br />We have looked at how CPA diagrams can help us understand what tasks need to be completed and in which order...but sometimes these can be a more of a burden to use.<br />Gantt Charts offer most of the same information in a more user friendly way.<br />
4. 4. What is a Gantt Chart?<br />This chart helped me plan when and how I was going to teach each topic from The Systems Cycle chapter of the syllabus. <br />
5. 5. What is a Gantt Chart?<br />This red line shows the total length of the syllabus topic.<br />The blue bars show how much time would be given to each sub-topic.<br />These blue linking bars show that each topic is dependant on the completion of the previous topic.<br />
6. 6. What is a Gantt Chart?<br />It is a model which shows:<br />Milestones:<br />Important checkpoints within a project.<br />Resources:<br />Some charts have additional information which shows who will be working on a particular task.<br />
7. 7. What is a Gantt Chart?<br />It is a model which shows:<br />Status:<br />You can include % complete lines which overlap the task bar. When a task is complete the line should completely overlap a task.<br />Dependencies:<br />If a task is dependant on the completion of a previous task then this can be indicated by linking the task bars.<br />
8. 8. Try this...<br />When we looked at Critical Path Analysis you had to make a cup of tea...<br />Make a Gantt Chart for the same process.<br />B<br />D<br />A<br />E<br />G<br />2 min<br />Boil kettle<br />1 min<br />Pour water<br />into pot<br />2 min<br />Brew tea<br />1 min<br />Fill kettle<br />C<br />F<br />1 min<br />Put tea bag<br />in tea pot<br />1 min<br />Get mugs<br />ready<br />