The Operations Gantt Chart

The mechanics of monitoring a project using the operations Gantt chart is illustrated in the following simplified example. You should assume that there are enough tasks on the critical path to justify calculating a risk factor. Note: the demonstration provided also works for larger projects.

Figure 12-1 represents a condensed basic Gantt chart for a product development project. For each task, the task's duration is entered. The people who will be working on the task are designated following the task bar; two designers will work on Task C and D; two machinists will work on Task G; and two assemblers will work on Task J. The relationship of the predecessor and successor is represented by one-line arrows that end with ...

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