A Gantt chart template is a visual representation of a project's schedule, tasks, and results. Tasks are represented by horizontal bars, with the beginning of each bar representing the date on which that task was scheduled to begin. You have more time to complete the activity as the bar gets longer. By laying out your tasks in a linear fashion, you can quickly assess your team's performance, the scope of your remaining work, and the current state of your project. As a result, everyone on the team will be on the same page, and you'll be able to plan more efficiently for the future.