Milestone Plans & Gantt Charts
Planning is one of the main secrets to successful project implementation, as anyone who has been involved in a relocation or major project knows.
The key to good planning is simply to get the team talking and thinking about what needs to be done, and then use charts to communicate that to others.
Two simple planning techniques are useful to Project Teams; Milestone Plans and Bar or Gantt charts shown below.
- Milestone Plans focus mainly on the end-dates by which something needs to be complete or by which certain objectives need to be achieved.
- Bar or Gantt Charts focus more on the activities to be carried out to complete the project.
Both are invaluable in forcing a Project Team to think through the detail of what needs to be done, what the priorities and linkages are, and then as a means of communicating intentions to others in a diagram or picture.