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The Gantt chart (named after Henry Gantt) displays the project schedule. It visualizes project activities' start and finish dates, dependencies, the critical path, and sometimes even milestones.
In a Gantt chart, all work steps within a project are displayed as horizontal bars along a time axis. Thus, all activities' duration, overlaps, and dependencies are visible at a glance. Gantt scheduling is one of the most common methods in project management.
The following figure illustrates an example of a Gantt chart in project management software:
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The Gantt chart or bar chart according to Gantt is one of the most popular methods for scheduling projects. What it can do and how it is created can be found here.