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Project Scheduling involves production of both the network diagram and Gantt chart. Is it necessary to produce both? Why, or why not?

May 21st, 2015


pros and cons

Like any management tool,  (Project scheduling and Gantt (named after Henry Gantt) charts are only as helpful as the user makes them. In the world of project management, the project scheduling and GANTT charts often get played up as THE premier “flow chart” for project success, and while that may be true to an extent, there are pros and cons to each one. The sooner you get a handle on what the PERT and Gantt charts have to offer the better off you’ll be.

For starters, both charts help the manager plan and coordinate all the steps necessary for project completion – from schedule preparation to allotment of resources. Both the project scheduling and Gantt charts give you the benefit of monitoring task and goal completion. Likewise – and perhaps most important – both charts help managers plan all tasks that need to be completed in addition to providing a snapshotof areas that need improving.

But is either the Gantt or project scheduling chart right for you and your project? Here are some tips to help you make your decision:

Why you need the Gantt chart:

  • Gantt charts are more ideal for small projects than large.
  • The Gantt chart provides optimum opportunity to present each stage of your project. It has everything from listing goals to resource allotment.
  • The Gantt chart can be used in status reporting to show how much of the plan has been completed by displaying the progress of an activity. In the same or a parallel bar, or using color, many executives prefer this presentation format.

Conversely, Gantt charts may toss a wrench in your operations


May 21st, 2015

You did an awesome job, but its a comparison between network diagrams and gantt charts. You did project scheduling and gantt chart lol

May 21st, 2015

Oooops!, am sorry, seemingly I did not get your question well

May 21st, 2015

Gantt Charts

Network Diagrams

Definition

Gantt charts provide a standard format for showing project schedule information by listing project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar like format

A network diagram is a schematic display of the logical relationships among, or sequencing of, project activities.

Tasks

Visual representation of duration of tasks

Visual representation of dependencies between tasks

Depicts

Time overlap between task

Tasks that can be done in parallel

Slack time

Visually shows slack time

Shows slack time by using rectangles filled by data.

Category

Bar chart

Flow chart

I think it is prudent to produce both for easier data analysis

May 21st, 2015

It is preferred to make network diagrams for the project and later the Gantt chart. It is easy to make Gantt charts on the basis of these network diagrams. Both are used for visual representation of the key elements of projects also known as tasks

May 21st, 2015

It is preferred to make network diagrams for the project and later the Gantt chart. It is easy to make Gantt charts on the basis of these network diagrams. Both are used for visual representation of the key elements of projects also known as tasks

May 21st, 2015

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