It’s very easy to look at a technique, app or system and dismissively think “I don’t need that”, or “that’s not for me”. I certainly felt that way about ‘Gantt Charts’. I thought they were a bit dull and boring and that I didn’t need them – maybe you’re thinking the same as me?
Back in corporate life, whenever I was presented with a Gantt Chart I could see it was helpful in a small way: it helped me understand what bit of the project I needed to be concerned with, and when. And that was it. And until recently, as the owner of Pixooma, I’d managed to avoid them altogether – thinking “I don’t need all of that – it’s a sledgehammer to crack a nut”. Well, all I can say is I was TOTALLY wrong, and if you take a quick look at them, you could find them invaluable for your business as well.
Since January 2019 I’ve been using TeamGantt to organise all of Pixooma’s projects (both big and small) and it has been such a help in keeping everything on track and allowing us to be proactive. And it doesn’t have to be expensive (in fact some are free), and you don’t need to have lots of complicated projects to merit using them. Just being able to see all tasks at a glance, enables you to predict delays and organise work so much more effectively.
Have I convinced you to take a look at Gantt Charts? Ok, so maybe you’re not ready to have such a geek-fest about them just yet, but I’m sure you must be equally ‘geeky’ about something. Maybe it’s little-known cult TV show, a video-game or an obscure band, but whatever it is, I think it is perfectly reasonable to have business-related geekery as well – please don’t let me be the only one!