Henry Gantt

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Henry Laurence Gantt (1861-1919) was a mechanical engineer and management consultant who is most famous for developing the Gantt chart in the 1910s. These Gantt charts were employed on major infrastructure projects including the Hoover Dam and Interstate highway system and still are an important tool in project management.

Biography

Gantt was born in Calvert County, Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins College and worked as a teacher and draughtsman before becoming mechanical engineer. In 1887 he joined Frederick W. Taylor in the scientific management of Midvale Steel and Bethlehem Steel and worked with him there until 1893. In his later career as a management consultant, in addition to the Gantt chart, he also designed the 'task and bonus' system of wage payment and developed methods of measuring worker efficiency and productivity.

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