Henry L Gantt
(and why bar charts are not 'Gantt Charts')

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This subject looks at the important contribution of Henry L. Gantt to the development of modern management and the charts he used in his work..

Topics included in Henry L Gantt:

- Henry L. Gantt’s work and contribution to management
- Gantt’s books and publications (original texts)

 

Other related sections of the PMKI:

- The origins of modern project management
- The history of management
- The history of project controls

 


Henry L. Gantt’s work and contribution to management

Henry Gantt
PP: Henry L. Gantt - A Retrospective view of his work. The importance of Henry Gantt to the development of project management and modern business management cannot be understated. This paper traces his life’s work and contributions whilst debunking the myth that Henry Gantt developed bar charts. Henry Gantt deserves to be famous for the right reasons.

PP: Where did the Misuse of the names Gantt and PERT Originate?  This article traces the rise in the misuse of the term 'Gantt Chart' associated with the incorrect designation of a Bar Chart in Microsoft Project as a ‘Gantt Chart’.

 

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Gantt’s books and publications (original texts)

Henry Gantt's books (available for download - large PDFs):

Work Wages & Profits 2nd Ed, 1919. (original Ed. 1913).

Organizing for Work 1919.

The Gantt chart a working tool of management (Wallace Clark, 1923).

          

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