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Reinventing Gantt’s Chart

Reinventing Gantt’s Chart
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Author(s): Daniel M. Brandon (Christian Brothers University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 6
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch048
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The “Gantt Chart” has been a key tool in project management and industrial engineering since the early twentieth century. Even today the Gantt chart along with the relatively modern “spreadsheet” are still the most commonly used and well understood tools for analyzing and presenting project schedules and progress thereon. However today’s Gantt, while similar in basic concept to the original Gantt chart, has evolved considerably in terms of appearance and functionality. This article researches the Gantt chart both looking back and forward. It is appropriate to present this research at this time on the one hundredth anniversary of the original Gantt chart. The article follows the Gantt chart’s evolution, and then looks forward to hyperlinked web based “earned value enabled” Gantt charts emerging in the twenty first century.

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