Gantt charts were the number one project management tool throughout the twentieth century. But today questions abound about whether or not Gantt charts work with agile workflows. Jeff Sutherland, one of the inventors of scrum, famously banned the use of Gantt charts from sprints. Yet, even Sutherland conceded that Gantt charts are useful when a product owner needs to present to non-agile teams.
The fact is that no team is 100% agile, 100% of the time. We all have deadlines. And Gantt charts help teams reach them by visualizing tasks over time, dependencies, resource allocations and more. The bigger the project, the more teams and members involved, and the more dependencies there are, the more a Gantt chart can help you keep track of it all and meet your deadline.
Keep reading to learn how to use Gantt charts for project management.