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Page 1 of 19 1 Ralph Waldo Emerson 2 Retrieved September 16, 2007 from http://www.ganttchart.com/History.html. Rev. January 26, 2009 (12:00pm) J:\SWT\HA4315\Class notes\Spring 2009 version\C_12 Spg 09.wpd Class 12 Reduce, reuse, restore, recycle HA 4315 “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” 1 I. Logistics and agenda A. Gantt charts A. Review of grading criteria for Project Four. 1. Grading criteria will be found on TRACS in the Resources folder in a subdirectory called “Project grading criteria.” 2. B. Work on Project Four in class: Developing a tree chart, responsibility matrix, and a Gantt chart to implement solutions to one or more of the problem areas from the radiation therapy report. II. Developing Gantt charts from the tree chart Gantt charts function both as a calendar of what is planned to take place in reaching a goal and as a control method to see if it did. Just in case you are curious, the reason the word “ Gantt” is capitalized is because the tool was named for the creator. Henry Gantt (1861-1919) was a mechanical engineer and management consultant famous for developing the Gantt chart in the 1910s. These Gantt charts were employed on major infrastructure projects including the Hoover Dam and Interstate highway system and still are an important tool in project management. 2 A. Examples of a Gantt chart A Gantt chart is simply a collection of time lines which show the sequence of the various activities. Gantt charts might use varying time periods. A top level management team planning a five year expansion program might use a Gantt chart that has years or quarters on it. That same team might use a monthly chart for a two or three year project. People actually doing the work may use charts at a much lower level of time. When planning complex and lengthy projects it is typical to require Gantt charts of several dimensions. Even if planning something that will take only three months it does not take very long before the length of the chart begins to get unwieldy and goes off the page. Thus, a person planning a task that takes three months might use a monthly overview Gantt chart, a weekly progress report Gantt chart, and a daily chart to stay on top of events as they are Henry Gantt 1861-1919
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Page 2 of 19 3 Department of Neonatology, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel. Management of Discharge Home Process of Preterm Infants Using the Gantt Chart. Downloaded September 15, 2007 from www.familycenteredcare.org/pdf/conf_present_030.ppt. Rev. January 26, 2009 (12:00pm) J:\SWT\HA4315\Class notes\Spring 2009 version\C_12 Spg 09.wpd Class 12 Reduce, reuse, restore, recycle underway. In some situations a particular day or time period may be very critical. You might have a Gantt chart that goes down to five minute increments. This could take place if an extremely important dignitary is visiting your facility. War planning has this taking place on the
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course HA 4315 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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