Annotating a Gantt chart

Hi all. In the Victorian Certificate of Education (Australia) year 12 Data Analytics course, one of the tasks required of students is to annotate a Gantt chart.

Is this really a thing? And if so, does GanttProject allow this?

Yes, annotating gantt charts is really a thing. GanttProject allows simple annotations via Edit->Settings->Gantt Chart Task Details options. If there is an expectation that it will be detailed annotations I’d export to your favourite graphic format, use your favourite graphic editor to pop in some callouts/notes/boxes, and submit that.

Why on earth are they asking analytics students to make annotated Gantt charts anyways?

Thanks very much for getting back to me.

As for why the VCE asks kids to annotate Gantt charts - your guess is as good as mine!