Benjamin Franklin understood that time is the most precious resource when managing a project. That’s probably because he knows a thing or two about deadlines. 

He famously said: 

 “You may delay, but time will not.” 

His project? Get the Declaration of Independence signed before the English set foot on the American shores. If there ever was a deadline…

Which is exactly why Gantt Charts are so highly valued in the world of project management. They offer the opportunity to get a good idea about your projects timeline in a very visual way. One glimpse will tell you all you need to know from a bird’s eye perspective. 

And they are master tools in helping you manage deadlines at the cut of the knife. But one of the common ways Gantt Charts don’t work is because of issues with the Task Dependencies that are involved. 

7 Steps to avoid task dependency disasters

Which brings us to the question: The best way to make sure you have all the tasks listed, is to not rely on your own insight alone, but to have a team workshop. But what else can you do to make sure you don’t meet with a task dependency disaster?