12 Easy Gantt Chart Examples for Project Management
If you’ve already learned the basics of gantt charts and don’t know where to go next, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we’ll share 12 gantt chart examples for projects you might find in the following industries:
Gantt charts have many advantages, but they’re especially handy for any project where you want to visualize how long your project will take and how work is progressing along the way.
Let’s look at a few examples so you can see how a gantt chart works for different project types. Use these ideas as an easy starting point for making a simple gantt chart for your projects.
Gantt chart examples for software development projects
Software developers frequently use gantt charts to manage their projects. Here are 3 examples you can use to plan and track projects in the software industry.
Taking a hybrid approach to software development? This example shows you how to use a gantt chart for an Agile project. Tasks have been organized into groups based on sprints, with milestones for sprint planning and deployment.
Strategic planning is just as important as sprint planning. This gantt chart sample enables you to lay out a long-term strategy for your software product so you can communicate and keep track of product goals and initiatives.
We’ve structured this example as an Agile product roadmap with themes, epics, and releases, but you can tailor the gantt chart to create a framework that works for you.
If you use a gantt chart to plan software products, why not use it to track bugs too? This example gives your team an easy place to submit bug reports so developers can get to the bottom of issues quickly.
Task groups are broken down by status (open, in progress, on hold, closed). Simply drag and drop tasks from one status group to the next as it moves through the process. You can also use task colors to indicate priority so everyone knows which bugs to squash first.
Add important notes and files to each task’s discussion tab so your dev team has all the details they need to investigate the issue.
Gantt chart examples for design and creative projects
Whether you’re a graphic designer, content writer, or video producer, we bet you’d rather spend more time creating than planning. These design and creative gantt chart examples make it easier to get to the good stuff without skipping out on a plan.
This sample gantt chart is perfect for planning an internal website refresh or build. It breaks tasks down into basic phases for content, design, and development. Feel free to keep your website plan simple or build it out to cover all your project bases.
Many creative teams publish a steady stream of content and are always on deadline. This gantt chart example is structured like an editorial calendar so it’s easy to see what’s coming up next on the schedule.
In this sample, task groups are organized by month and article, while milestones are used to track final approvals and go-live dates.
Want to get one step closer to lights, camera, action? We designed this gantt chart to help you plan one-off video projects so you can hit your release dates right on schedule.
In this example, tasks are organized and color-coded by the 3 phases of video production: pre-production, production, and post-production.
Gantt chart examples for marketing planning
If you’re a marketer, you may feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done and still have time for strategy. So why not save a little time on planning? These 3 gantt chart examples can help you kickstart your next marketing plan or campaign.
Writing your first marketing plan can feel daunting, so this example gives you an easy place to start. It lays out the tasks you’ll need to tackle to develop a solid marketing plan, with space to document high-level strategic objectives.
Use this gantt chart to track goal progress and keep your team and stakeholders informed.
Need to plan an integrated marketing campaign? This sample gantt chart shows you how to build a streamlined marketing plan across all your digital media.
It’s got tasks for foundational planning, content, and design work, plus subgroups for different marketing channels so you can outline a strategy for each one.
Build out your social media calendar with this simple gantt chart example. Tasks are organized by day of the week and social media channel so you can schedule posts more easily.
Got 5 tweets planned for Tuesday? Use TeamGantt’s checklist feature to track multiple posts by time within a single day.
Gantt chart examples for event planning
Event planners have tons of details and logistics to keep straight to ensure every event goes off without a hitch. Use these simple gantt chart samples to plan and promote your next event.
This gantt chart sample breaks your event plan down into all the granular details. You can group tasks by planning phase and even vendor.
In this example, we’ve used milestones to track important meetings, decisions, and deadlines and added dependencies between tasks that must get done before the next one can start.
An event won’t be successful if no one shows up. Use this gantt chart example to boost registration and attendance numbers before your event.
Create a promotional strategy for each marketing channel, and schedule tasks easily on the timeline so you can create all the hype you need to launch an awesome event.
Construction project managers rely on gantt charts to manage moving parts across large projects.
In this simple gantt chart example, each phase of the construction process has been broken down into its own group of tasks. Important planning meetings, contract sign-offs, and inspections are represented by milestones.
Additional gantt chart resources & examples
Want to learn more? Here are a few resources—with additional gantt chart examples—to help you out.
- Learn more about what a gantt chart is and how to read one.
- Get step-by-step instructions for how to make a good gantt chart.
- Browse our project template library for a full list of gantt chart examples by industry.
- Watch the video below to learn how to save and use in-app templates for your projects in TeamGantt.
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