There are many commercial project management packages, such as Microsoft Project. For basic project management functionality, GanttProject is a good free alternative. This chapter gives a quick introduction to the product. As you explore and learn its capabilities, you will quickly grow beyond the scope of this chapter.
Download GanttProject from http://www.ganttproject.biz/download and install it before proceeding. The screenshots and examples in this chapter are based on GanttProject 2.5.4, but most of the information should remain stable across versions.
The default Gantt window looks similar to Microsoft Project and ...