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9 July 2007

Making a Gantt Chart with Excel

Making a gantt chart is a basic technical skill for project managers. It helps you work out who will be doing what and when. It also helps you identify dependencies; for example you need to know your requirements before you design your solutions.

There are plenty of purpose specific tools out there, Microsoft project being the most ubiquitous, but they are also notoriously complex once you start getting into the more advanced features.

I am also a fan of scaling your tools to the project you are on, and of learning the basics of the technique before you defer it to technology. So, in that vein, here is a tutorial I found at Youtube on how to create a project gannt chart in Excel.