Gantt Charts: Definitions, Features

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Running head: PROJECT GANTT CHARTProject Gantt chart: A Case Study of Implementing IS atBilbioZName of the Student Name of the University
PROJECT GANTT CHART1Table of Contents1. Introduction:................................................................................................................................22. Gantt Chart of Information System Implementation at BiblioZ:.................................................33. Conclusion:..................................................................................................................................8Bibliography:...................................................................................................................................9
PROJECT GANTT CHART21. Introduction:Gantt chart is usually utilized within the project management approach. This technique isone of the most effective ways of representing the activities of the project that is visualizedagainst the time period. On the left of the Gantt chart, the activities are visualized and on theright side and on the left side, the appropriate time schedule is shown (Dayani and Gelbard2015). The Gantt chart is beneficial to track the project progress against the predefined deadlineof the project activities. The Gantt chart is able to visualize the start and finish date of individualactivities within the project. This technique can be used for small and complex, both the projectsbut the use of the tool for different projects is based on the complexity (Baker and Trietsch2013). Taken as an example, for simple project, the spreadsheet can be used but for complex andbig projects project management software is the suitable choice. The Gantt chart is able to provide clarity regarding the tasks of the project. This ispossible because the chart holds the activities of the project as well as time within the samedocument. The stakeholders are able to recognize which part of the project is in progress and theresources allocated to it. Various project management software is able to represent the recoursesthat are associated with the task (Schwalbe 2015). The Gantt chart is also serves as an internalmotivation to the project team members. The chart allows the team members of the project toconcentrate on the project activities more as it allows tracking the tasks.The selected organization is specialist in selling the collectible and rare books. Thesebooks are collected from the different market places from the whole world. The organization wascreated in 2000 (Biblio.com, 2017). The organization is currently managing the internal tasks
PROJECT GANTT CHART3manually. Maintain the business operations is very critical for the organization staff. Because ofthe existing manual operations, the error in the business operation is very high. BiblioZ is currently considering implementing an information system within theorganization in order to making the business processes automatic. The system will beimplemented through the SDLC approach. A project manager will be employed for managingtasks. The project manager will be responsible for creating the Gantt chart of the project. Theproject manager will provide the Gantt chart to the stakeholders of the project.2. Gantt Chart of Information System Implementation at BiblioZ:The Gantt chart of the information system implementation at BiblioZ has been presentedin the table 1. The Gantt chart consists of activities, time frame (starting and ending time of theproject activities), and predecessor of each activity, resource name and cost of the project.WBSTask NameDurationStartFinishPredecessorsResource NamesCost0Information System Implementation at BiblioZ148 daysMon 9/4/17Wed 3/28/18$107,400.001 Project Planning53 daysMon 9/4/17Wed 11/15/17$24,600.001.1 Project Charter Creating2 daysSat 9/9/17Tue 9/12/17Project manager$1,200.001.2 Defining Scope of the Project2 daysSat 9/9/17Tue 9/12/172Project manager$1,200.001.3 Identifying the Potential Team Members2 daysSat 9/9/17Tue 9/12/173Project manager, Administration officer$1,920.001.4 Defining Responsibility and Role 2 daysSat 9/9/17Tue 9/12/174Administration officer, Project manager$1,920.001.5 Scheduling Kickoff Meeting2 daysSun 9/10/17Tue 9/12/175Administration officer$720.00

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