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's an awesome management tool that isn't going away anytime soon.
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