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Discussion on: Project management in Google Sheets

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Michiel Hendriks

Why would you want to do this?
I have never seen Gantt charts work, but that might also be due to the various PMs I had to deal with. But spreadsheets abuse is already a major thorn in my eye.

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Tom Leo

I think they can be very useful to visually where task A ends and task B picks up. This is especially useful for visualizing which tasks can be tackled in parallel and which ones cannot. For large projects this is a great tool to refine a time estimate.

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Matthew Walker • Edited on

Gantts can be lovely, not so perfectly suited for perhaps day-by-day planning (as things can move too quickly), but for a general snapshot of a plan, especially for initial kickoffs and for presentations to a client or team. And this is a lot more legible and visually clean than a deeply detailed gantt such as gantter, smartsheet, or good ol' ms project.