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Supercharge your schedule with the Gantt chart maker

With FigJam’s work plans, flow charts, and Gantt chart makers, craft a solid project schedule that carries your team across the finish line.

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Gantt chart maker

Illustrate timelines and keep your projects up to par with our Gantt chart template.

Raise the bar for project management

The Gantt chart generator helps you map out resource use, project phases, and final deadlines to create a unified project plan. There’s a reason it’s an all-time favorite.

Raise the bar (chart): Keep everyone up-to-date and inspired with cursor chats, stamps, and polls that bring the whole team to the table.

See milestones by the minute: Scope out exactly what’s on the horizon with tasks, deadlines, and events set against a clear timetable.

Set a course for success: Provide your team with a clear project timeline and fold in feedback, ideas, and adjustments.

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A classic, made collaborative

Cultivate team collaboration with a scheduling template that invites your team to jam out ideas. Collaborate on an interactive whiteboard and bring your Gantt chart into the future with community-built widgets.

FAQs

The Gantt chart is a type of bar chart used for project planning that typically lists tasks and responsibilities on its vertical axis and time intervals on its horizontal axis. The chart stretches from the start date of a project to its completion, with horizontal bars that correspond with each task and activity and its duration. 

So what is a Gantt chart used for, and why is it important? Teams use these schedules to gain a birds’ eye view of the project progress. With a zoomed-out perspective, they can track when they’ll need to devote time and resources to certain milestones or events.

To make a Gantt chart, list your project tasks along the left side of your chart, moving from the top of the chart downward making it easy to visualize any task dependency. Then list time intervals as specific dates (June 1, July 1, August 1) or as week numbers (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3) across the top of your chart.

Place horizontal bars within the chart to display the start and end dates for each task. Once you’ve assigned a time interval for each task, you’ll have a framework for when your tasks will begin and when they should be completed. To make things pop, give each bar a different color.

Need some help bringing your schedule into high definition? Download our free Gantt chart example and easily customize it to set a high bar for your next project.

Wondering how to use a Gantt chart? To read a Gantt chart, begin by examining the subjects along the left axis. These represent the different aspects or tasks associated with the project. Next, take a look at the timeline represented on the x-axis of the chart. Once you get a sense of these axes, you’ll have to look at any bar placed on the chart to understand what it is and when it should be completed.

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