- A Gantt chart organizes activities. It lists tasks and subtasks in logical groupings. It also shows who is responsible for each, and dates for starting and completing each task.
- The visual format is easy to read and understand. Gantt charts give managers and team members a visual overview of when activities will occur, and whether they are dependent upon completion of other tasks.
- It helps to set reasonable time frames. Breaking down activities into detail and assigning a due date for each creates a better, more accurate forecast of when the entire project will be complete.
On the other hand, these are the characteristics of Gantt charts that users most often cite as negatives.