A brief history of Gantt charts

It is difficult to envisage how a modern project would be managed without at some point creating a chart of tasks to be done in delivering the project’s declared benefits. One of the most enduring types of chart is the Gantt chart. In its most common modern format this plots a list of deliverables on one axis against time on the other axis. The concept was first developed around the turn of the 19th Century by American Henry L. Gantt,…

History of Gantt Charts

Gantt Charts Through the Years 1896 Karol Adamiecki develops first known tool of this type, called a harmonogram. 1912 Hermann schurch published what would be considered Gantt Charts, based on German routine. 1910-1915 Henry Gantt created his chart, named after him-closely representing modern-day Gantt Charts. 1914-1918 Gantt Charts played a role during WWI-used to help accelerate industrial production of munitions. 1980’s Personal computers enable creation of complex Gantt Charts – improving on charts previously drawn on paper. 2012 Nearly all…