This is where the rubber meets the road. Take the elements you have created in past weeks and incorporate them into a Gantt Chart. This is the major planning chart you will use for your project. Take a look in the textbook and this week’s other readings for further insight on how to create this important element. For this assignment, you may use online programs such as smartsheet.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You may also use MS Project for this one through your student account if you desire.
Include the following elements in your Gantt Chart:
- Task ID
- Task Name
- Start Date
- End Date
- Color-Coded bar indicating task duration
The Task ID and Name must appear as text elements (meaning not in the bar portion of the chart). If you wish to include the other elements as text, you may do so, but they are not required. Also, if including the resource will help you organize the course-long project, feel free to add that column as well.
Submissions will be judged on the following:
- Ability to follow directions
- Including required elements
- Measurable and timely deliverables
- Revisions based upon feedback
- Presentation (color-coded tasks, etc.)
Remember, this is a living document, so make it as useful as possible for your project. The preference is that you use Smartsheet, but you can create your chart using Excel, Google Sheets or Smartsheet.com. Submit an Excel or PDF file. If you create your chart with Smartsheet, please include a link to the sheet (also be sure to invite me as a viewer of the document).