Gantt chart, or The form and the meaning

Reading different project management related blogs I’ve come across Visiting Gantt Again. While this post by Glen Alleman gives valuable insight on underpinnings of Gantt chart, it also describes a common problem with relation between the form and the meaning, between the tool and the goal. Gantt chart is only a tool and what goals are achieved with the tool is up to project manager. After all you can run projects without Gantt charts and having a good Gantt chart does not necessarily mean that project will succeed. But it can be a valuable tool in skillful hands.

If you are interested in more information and opinions about Gantt charts check out this series of post from Reforming Project Management:

What Has the Gantt Chart Done for You Lately?
How Are You Using Gantt Charts to Brief Project Teams?
Don't Give Up on Gantt Charts Yet
Use a Gantt Chart as a Conversation Starter