Henry Gantt

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Henry Laurence Gantt (/ɡænt/; May 20, 1861 – November 23, 1919) was an American mechanical engineer and management consultant who is best known for his work in the development of scientific management. He created the Gantt chart in the 1910s.

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Henry Laurence Gantt

May 20, 1861
DiedNovember 23, 1919(1919-11-23) (aged 58)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materJohns Hopkins University (A.B.)
Stevens Institute of Technology (M.E.)
Known forGantt chart
Scientific career
FieldsScientific management

Gantt charts were employed on major infrastructure projects including the Hoover Dam and Interstate highway system and continue to be an important tool in project management and program management.

Gantt is also recognized as an early proponent of the social responsibility of businesses.