a timeline shows a sequence of events or projects over a period of time.
Timelines are particularly useful for studying science, as they
convey a sense of change over time. Wars and social movements are
often shown as timelines.
Some timelines are used for project management
. In these
cases, timelines are used to help team members to know what
milestones need to be achieved and under what time schedule. For
example, in the case of establishing a project timeline in the
implementation phase of the life cycle of a computer system.
the Timeline Examples
for examples of all sorts of Timelines.
Timelines for Documenting Historical Events
One use of a timeline is for recording or illustrating key historical
Examples of what a timeline might show:
- Events in American History
- Events in the history of American Technology
- Composers through the ages
- Trends in Fashion
- Schedule for a Music Festival
- Construction of a Building
Timelines for Project Management
A timeline can be a management tool, one which shows a project's schedule,
lists the tasks to be done, who will do the tasks and when each task
will be done.
In Project management, a popular timeline format is the Gantt chart,
as shown to the right.
Tasks are listed (under WHAT in this case),
people responsible are listed (under WHO) and their tasks are shown
clearly under the timescale.
Many other Uses for Timelines
On this web site there are many other examples of timelines.On this web site there are many other examples of timelines.
the Timeline Examples section.
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