What is a Timeline Chart?
A timeline chart is a visual representation of a series of events and can describe literally everything that happened or will happen in a given period of time. It doesn’t matter if it is significant events in World War II or planned activities in a marketing campaign.
The main aim of timeline chart is to make it easier to capture a process as a sequence of events and – as such – to understand all dependencies within a project, estimating the time that it takes every step or money that will be needed to complete it.
Timeline charts are commonly used to oversee team workload and grasping the overall progress in time. Additionally, timeline chart can highlight critical events and display milestones, and visualize the ownerships of particular stages or tasks.
Examples of timeline chart:
- Standard timeline chart
- Gantt chart
- Time series graph