Is there an alternative to the Gantt diagram, which differs in the following way.
- From top to bottom employees are listed, not tasks. The task is presented as a rectangle on an employee's 'timeline'.
- The task can be assigned to a single person only, not multiple 'resources'.
It could look like this:
Why (I guess) a tool based on the diagram can be useful. I'm working with several contractors and I'd like to make notes about what every person is doing right now and share this information with all who is interested. It would be ideal if I could also create a task card with its left border showing creation date and its right border showing the supposed completion date then the current date and finally the date when the task is actually closed/done. When only undone tasks are visible ('Show completed tasks' is off), I would control that all contractors are busy (have a task) and no task is prolonged too much. When the completed tasks are shown, I would be able to see what a person has done for the project, how much time every his/her task took, what is the typical time window between tasks and so on.
When Gantt or Kanban is used, the focus is on tasks. My focus is on people. I want them to have at least a task (if not, I would investigate what's wrong with their input) and do the tasks as soon as they can (if the task is too wide on the diagram and still not closed I would investigate what's wrong with the task or maybe with the doer).
The question is about the name of the diagram. Say, Kanban, modern Kanban, UML sequence and so on. It's not about software recommendation. Management techniques and tips like using calendar applications (a software program class, not a specific application) are also welcome.