What is the Gantt Chart template?
Illustrate the project’s plan on a digital chart representing the dependencies between tasks and how much time your team will need to complete them. Outline the lists of tasks that need to be delivered and put your work on a timeline with schedule bars. Mark the start and end dates of specific tasks, milestones, or epics.
Visualize your work using building blocks and organize it into smaller, manageable tasks. Determine the logistics and dependencies to ensure your employees start working on a new task only when the other one is completed. Monitor the progress and health of your projects and provide changes to the process if necessary.
What are the benefits of the Gantt Chart template?
Thanks to the Gantt Chart template, you can:
- Represent the completion of the tasks in a project on a handy timeline and show how they relate to one another using arrows, lines, or links.
- Get an overview of your project’s progress and set realistic deadlines and expectations.
- Demonstrate when it’s best to start working on a new task after completing a related one.
- Understand the project’s hurdles and make better, critical decisions about moving it forward.
- Keep everyone aligned on the project goals and improve communication amongst the team.
How to use the Gantt Chart template in a few steps?
- Open the Gantt Chart template on a new board or add it to an already existing one.
- Invite your team to the board by sending them an email invitation or sharing the board URL.
- Write the names of the appropriate months during which you will be working on a project. Provide the details in the first swimlane.
- Add sticky notes with the project’s stages on the left side of the Gantt chart. Be concise with the names: Research, Development, etc. Use various colors of the sticky notes to differentiate the stages.
- Add text blocks with specific actions underneath each stage. Describe in a few words the actions that each stage consists of; for example, conducting user interviews, user testing, or launching ads.
- Start adding sticky notes in colors corresponding to the stages of the project. Drag and drop the edges of the sticky notes on the timeline to know how much time it will take to work on the specific project’s phase.
- Connect the sticky notes on the chart with arrows or lines to know which project stage follows the preceding one.