Here at SubHub Towers we're currently up to our eyebrows in the development of the next version of our platform. Our walls are covered with post-it notes, mindmaps and other project related scribblings. Exciting times!
While for the most part we follow Agile project methodologies for our development work, we have found that there are aspects of our other internal projects that are far better suited to using Gantt Chart based planning.
Thankfully, this doesn't mean we're stuck with MS Project, the scurge of project managers around the world.
Following a recommendation on Twitter, I recently spent an afternoon playing with the outstanding Tom's Planner - a great tool that allows anyone to create, collaborate (a bonus for teams) and share Gantt Charts online with drag and drop simplicity.
Tom's Planner is web-based software, allowing you to create your project planning schedules in a fast and easy way, without the need to download anything to your PC or Mac. It took me around 5 minutes to get to grips with it.
For the lazy (myself included) you can get a jumpstart on creating a project plan by using one of the pre-populated templates included within the software.
Try it out for yourself at tomsplanner.com