Once again, here’s another update on my project at propel.
These past few weeks, I’ve had to fill out and use a Gantt chart as another step in the planning of my project. A Gantt chart is a type of chart that is used for project planning, they help to show you everything that’s been scheduled for your project and how to manage your time.
Gantt charts are very useful, they help to keep you on track and show you what is completed and what needs to still be completed in your project.
With my project I’m using a project timeline (a Gantt Chart) to plan out everything that needs to get done. My timeline includes the goals I’ve set to reach in my project over the course of the semester.
My timeline is set up so that I have the main objective, which is planned out by a day that I must start that task and the duration of which I have time to work on it.
Alongside the beginning and end dates are the short milestones I have to reach to finish one of the (tasks), which are called my Action Steps. I have to complete all my action steps so that I can finish a column on my Gantt chart. From then on out, I repeat the process until the completion of my project.
With my project, I’d say I’m on track. I’ll have two out of four of my client’s commissions completed by the end of the week, which gives me plenty of time to work on the final commissions and the fanart which I have planned out. (Fanart is art drawn by a fan of a game/show/movie/etc.) Thanks to my project timeline, I know what will be next in my project and how to prepare myself for the last few weeks to come.
In the next few weeks ahead of me, I’ll have lots of work to do. I leave for a week long vacation in Mexico on Sunday, and will be missing a whole week’s worth of work on my project. While I’m excited for my week long break, I’m not too happy that I’ll be missing out on important project days. However during this time, I’ll be sure to talk to people online to find one of my last two clients. I do have someone in mind, so it’s only a matter of discussing further plans with them.
The week after next week will be a busy one, but if I just work my way through it, I’m certain everything will turn out alright in the end.
That’s all I have for now, so hopefully by the next update I’ll have some exciting updates for us all.