We owe the the Gantt chart to mechanical engineer, management consultant and industry advisor Henry Gantt (1861 – 1919). He developed his chart as a visual tool to show scheduled and actual progress of projects.
Like Henry, we too favour Gantt charts and like to see them in funding proposals. This is because a Gantt chart is an effective method of presenting to the funder a clear idea of:
- key activities
- mapping of resources
How do you create a Gantt chart? The best advice we have seen is at the useful Research Whisperer blog, where they list 5 steps to creating your very own Gantt Chart in the post ‘How to make a simple Gantt chart’.