Visual project timelines are a manager’s best friend. Providing an easy way to report big picture progress to executives and stakeholders can be a life saver when it comes to managing large projects. At the same time, when you're managing a project and need to drill down into the details of milestones and dependencies, it's easy to see how the project stands as a whole and pinpoint any tasks and deadlines in danger of slipping.
Because Gantt Chart-style project timelines are such a popul...
We've created a lot of videos about our Gantt chart. They describe the different aspects of using our Gantt chart (aka, Timeline View), including creating a new task right from the Timeline and linking dependent tasks. We also have our Help Center to give you a breakdown of the different functionalities.
But none of these resources include best practices for using the Wrike Timeline, so we're here to give you a few hints on how to get started in the most efficient, practical manner.
Today, Gantt charts are a staple tool in project management software. They show up in project binders, on boardroom walls, in project management plans — all because they are able to visually convey what would take paragraphs of boring text. But who invented them? What makes them beneficial for project planning? And what are the useful parts of every Gantt chart?
Below we've put together an infographic to explain what a Gantt chart for project management is, how it came to be, and why it...