A Gantt Chart tracks the progress of a project. It breaks down the project into steps, called Milestones. Each of the steps is then divided up by how many days it’s estimated to take. Each step gets a bar that represents all of the days you’ve given for each step. You can colour in each bar as you finish parts of each step. This allows you to track where you should be on each day of your project.
The red line in the middle splits my timeline into 2 phases. The first half is where I will be learning all the skills that I need to create my podcasts, like recording and editing. The second half is for creating my final project.
I’m about 5 days behind on my project, but I plan to be caught up by early next week. I know I’m behind because there are five days on my timeline that aren’t coloured in yet, which means they aren’t done.
In the next few weeks, I’m going to finish editing the second podcast. I’m going to finish cutting up and arranging the dialogue, and then add all of the sound effects. After that, I’ll move into recording and editing my third one. After that, I’m going to be starting my final project. The process for my final project is going to be a little different than my first 3 because it’s going to require more feedback than my previous one. The actual story I’m telling doesn’t matter for the first few attempts, however, it does for my last one. I want my story as well as my storytelling to be effective. Once I go through two rounds of feedback on my final script, I will then record all the dialogue, and edit it. Editing will consist of piecing together the dialogue, adding sound effects, and adding music. I will then publish it on SoundCloud once it’s completed.
My timeline has given me a good idea of where I am with my project and how much time I have left to catch up when I’m behind. While I’m not doing great at keeping up with my work, I still have time to get back on track and finish my project.