Gantt chart tips & tricks

If you are new to Gantt Charts (checkout Wikipedia for a history of Gantt charts), a Gantt chart is a visual representation that shows how a project is meant to unfold. A Gantt chart is primarily a planning tool as opposed to a doing tool. A Gantt chart visually shows who is working on what and when and how a project is progressing. Gantt charts have traditionally been used with the waterfall model of project management, but they have found their way in a variety of methodologies, including Intervals. If you have a complex project and need to put a project plan in front of a client or review a deadline with a team, Gantt charts can be valuable visual communications tool.

Intervals Gantt Chart

Use Case
The most common uses for a Gantt chart include planning out a project to get to a reasonable deadline or creating a visual representation to communicate a project plan. This can be done to update a client on status or for getting client sign off on a project.

Unlike updating tasks on the home page calendar or the task listing, when updating tasks and milestones from the Gantt chart no notification emails are sent to your team. This is done by design due to the mode of working. Most of the time when interacting with a Gantt chart you are planning out a project and tuning the tasks to get the desired outcome OR you’re making a lot of updates to a project at once. Changes are logged on tasks and milestone as having occurred via the Gantt chart so that you can reference them, but no notification emails are sent.

Task Action History Gantt

Tips & Tricks
You can access the Gantt chart via the reporting section or by clicking into an individual project.

Gantt Navigation

The default view will load the entire project. You can use the zoom options at the top of the chart to zoom into the date range you like or you can click on the filter options link.
Filter Gantt Chart

The filter options link allows you to narrow down by a date range, task assignee, task priority, etc.

Once you have the desired view you can edit or add tasks and milestones directly on the Gantt chart.

Add tasks to Gantt Chart

You can also double click on an item to edit it.

If you want to reschedule tasks, you can drag them or grab an end of the task to change its duration.

Drag tasks to reschedule

If you have any questions about the Gantt chart please contact our support team.

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