You can start creating a Gantt Chart by writing down all the tasks of a project. You can do this in either simple, table or even in Gantt view.

Tips & Tricks If you plan to manage a project using the Gantt Chart, it’s a good practice to keep the number of tasks under 50, or else it will be much harder to manage.

Next step is to re-order them by the approximate starting date (no need to enter the end and start date yet), this will help you keep the Gantt Chart more organized. For example, if you have a design project, the approximate order of tasks would be the following:

 Continue with assigning people to the tasks and switch to Gantt Chart view. Using drag&drop in the timeline you can set the duration of each task (and implicitly their start and end dates). At this point, the Gantt will look like in the image below:

 We’ve used the “Fit” options that will automatically switch between “Days”, “Weeks”, “Months” or “Years” view in order to display the entire project schedule on one screen

Now, there’s only one thing left to do: create dependencies between tasks. You can learn more about each dependency type in this article.

The Gantt Chart is now complete. The next step is to monitor progress and adjust the schedule.

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