What is Gantt Chart (historical reference)

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Gantt Charts is a very convenient means of planning work with a project. For the first time (at least, as the History record goes) this type of diagrams was applied by an American engineer Henry Gantt (1861-1919) in 1917 for planning of building ships in the First World War times. So, what is Gantt Chart? This is a chart that displays tasks as time bars positioned along a horizontal timescale and a one that indicates to project milestones with the help of indicators. Evident advantages of the chart are its visual clearness and at the same time its information density. You can add or change information right in the chart and see the result at once. Gantt Chart proved to be such a powerful analytical instrument that it had not undergone any changes for almost 100 years. It was only in 90s of the last century when link lines between tasks were added to the Chart.

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