Assignment 6: Project Gantt Chart#

Assignment Introduction#

The Gantt chart can be a powerful task management and visualization tool for controlling complex projects. The flexibility of the Gantt format makes it useful for practically any type of project. This assignment will provide you with the opportunity to formalize your project plan and work breakdown while learning about assembling and managing a Gantt chart.

Assignment Details#

The source of input for you project Gantt chart should be the WBS document you created for A5. If you need a refresh on how a Gantt chart is assembled review the course text and the overview discussed in lecture.

The exact way you develop your Gantt will depend on the data captured in your WBS. Since each team’s WBS is going to be different, there are far less rules about how to go about populating your chart. The following rubric will be used to grade your submission, so use it to guide your gantt development.

Assignment Rubric#

2 point

Correct use of identifiers (e.g., tasks, milestones)

2 point

Correct us of the timeline (e.g., dates, time estimates, dependencies)

1 point

Readability, clarity, correct formatting

1 point

Correct listing of tasks (e.g., does the Gantt align with the WBS)

Part 2: Preparing your Gantt Chart#

You should use the Ganntt Google Sheet template from Smartsheet that we previously discussed in lecture to create your chart. It’s a bit tedious to fill out, but give the scope of your project, should not be too overwhelming to manage.

As a group, create a new document in your group’s stage directory and name it TEAMNAME-assignment-6-project_ganttchart. Take a screenshot or two of your Gantt Chart and add it to the beginning of the document along with a direct link to your Ganntt Sheet. Some of your charts might be quite lengthy, so do your best to ensure that the chart is readable in picture format. If you have to zoom in and divide the image into multiple pictures, then do so. Just ensure that a third party (your instructors) can read it without having to zoom in and out!


Once you have completed both parts 1 and 2, submit a link to your Google doc to the Assignment 6 page on Canvas.

Ensure that all course staff have been added as members of your group directory and have edit permissions on your documents.


This assignment is worth 6 pts or 6 percent of your total grade. You must complete all requirements for this assignment accurately and on time to receive credit. No partial credit will given. Credit will be assigned to you as a group but removed on an individual basis for team memebrs who do not participate in the assignment.