A Presentation on Henry Gantt¶s Theory of Management

Introduction Management Theory 
Management theories clarify different concepts of management.  Used as a method.

Henry Laurence Gantt
‡ Henry L. Gantt (1861-1919) a mechanical Engineer and a management consultant. ‡ Worked with Frederick Taylor on scientific management experiments over the course of 14 years. ‡ Famous for developing the Gantt chart in the 1910s. ‡ Originated a unique pay arrangement . ‡ Developed the management system that was methodological and goal oriented.

Henry Gantt¶s Legacy To Management Profession
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The Gantt Chart The Task and Bonus System The social responsibility of business Workers training Stress on Human element in Management Role of teaching the workers

Advantages Of Gantt Chart
‡ Can be understood by a wide audience. ‡ Easily comprehended for smaller projects.

Limitations Of Gantt Chart
‡ Larger Gantt charts may not be suitable for most computer displays. ‡ Communicate relatively less information per unit area of display.

Considerations while preparing Gantt charts
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Resources or skill level or person responsible. Beware of identifying reviews or approvals as events. Keeping the chart updated. Indicate critical points in chart.

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