Gantt Chart

After the methodology has been selected, planning should be done very carefully. Planning software development as per chosen methodology can be reflected in the graphical form which is known as Gantt Chart. Gantt Chart is nothing more than a pictorial representation of planning where it shows tasks to do against time table. It is a very important tool for the project manager or software engineer to assign the job to the employee, trace the target and deadline, track the project progress, and decide to take action in case there is a risk of the project being behind or failing.

In the Gantt Chart, the list of tasks to do is listed horizontally whereas a suitable time frame is a scale vertically. Each activity is represented by a bar; the position and length of the bar reflect the start date, duration, and end date of the activity.

Gantt Chart most reflects the RUP Methodology if you are going to develop the software using RUP.

In RUP, it’s not going to execute phase-wise. There will be more overlap in the planning because more than one task will be in operation simultaneously. In a team, some will be working on designing where developers are also developing the system. Of course, we know that we can’t go development without system design but in this methodology, we will not wait for the whole system design and finalize, as one module system design is finalized, the developer starts working where are designer starts to design for the next module. So that there will be more overlap in the execution. In the waterfall, we start development only after finalizing the whole system design.

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