A Gantt chart is a bar chart based on a schedule. The chart relates progress in specific activities to a time frame. This type of chart is commonly used in project management. The chart can also related 'dependencies', activities dependent on completion of other activities in a project, very effectively. Graphic representation also permits a thorough oversight, and percentile representations of the work completion or lack of completion. The Gantt chart is particularly efficient in terms of complex projects, allowing relationships in activities, start and finish times, and other basic data to be clearly displayed and simplifying the task of assessment.
Examples of Gantt Charts:
A Gantt chart showing three kinds of schedule dependencies (in red) and percent complete indications.