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Gantt Chart for Management Vs Gantt Chart for Planning

Posted by Marcus Shane on Monday, February 15, 2010, In : Gantt Chart for Management Vs Gantt Chart for Planning 
Management Gantt Charts are significantly more complex and tailored than Planning Gantt Charts.

The incorporation of actual figures into the planning process significantly complicates any planning model, as anyone who has used Microsoft Project to manage a project will attest.

The significant issue with the vast majority of management Gantt Charts is that they are driven by duration rather than effort.  Whilst tools such as MS Project do allow for effort driven management, the underlying premis...
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Building Gantt Charts in Excel

Posted by Marcus Shane on Monday, February 15, 2010, In : Chart Gantt Build Your Own 
For anyone who would like to take the time to build their own excel based templates please see the below links and blogs.

In our view, all of these approaches are time consuming and allow for significantly less flexibility than the Chart Gantt solution.  However please explore these options if you are curious and have some time to kill.

  1. Building charts Using the Chart Function within MS Excel
  2. This approach whilst it does produce a clumsy result will draw gantt charts.  This approach does not...

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