Establishes a graphical timeline for various tasks of a project and shows the following:
- Relationship between the tasks (sequential or simultaneous)
- Planned start and completion dates
- Percent of a task that is complete
- Milestones (labels and dates)
Answers the questions:
- What tasks must you complete?
- In what order must you complete the tasks?
- How long do you need to complete the tasks?
- How long did you take to complete the tasks?
|When to Use
|Early in the project
||To identify and plan the major tasks as well as establish an estimate of time to complete them (or meet an intermediate goal or milestone).
|Throughout the project
||To maintain management oversight on task progress and identify bottlenecks that can delay the project.
|In subsections of a project
||You can use individual task progress reports for any multiple step project; for example, identifying, designing, obtaining, and installing a new gage system to replace one that failed Gage R&R.
List of tasks required including:
- Start date (planned or actual)
- Completion or due date (planned or actual)
- Progress (% complete)
- Assigned to