Planners have always loved gantt charts. We know that not everyone is a gantt chart enthusiast.
TeamGantt created different project views to make it easier to get everyone on board with one tool. This allows you to keep track of project status without having to use multiple tools.
Let’s look at the perspectives you have and how you can use them to deliver amazing work on time and within budget.
Views for managing and creating projects
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Views for getting work done
My Tasks view
Plan and schedule project timelines
No matter how you work in sprints or a waterfall approach, every project follows a schedule. The gantt charts allow you to quickly map out a project plan, adjust tasks and timings with drag-and-drop scheduling.
These features can be used to create your project timeline in a gantt diagram:
Dependencies: Unique to Gantt view dependencies allow you to identify dependent tasks on your plan so that work is done in the correct order.
Milestones: Add milestones to your plan to track important meetings, deadlines and deliverables.
Task subgroups: This makes it super easy to organize tasks into subgroups. You can also speed up the process of building your plan by duplicating task group in the gantt diagram.
This tutorial will show you how to create a Gantt view project plan.
The easiest way to create a project plan
In just 10 minutes, you can create a beautiful project plan. You can switch between gantt and calendar views with a single click.
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Visualize the project plan
The gantt charts are the best way to get a clear picture of your project’s overall picture. This is useful for planning and communicating the plan to your stakeholders and team. Everyone should be able to see how their work fits in the overall project. They will also understand what happens if they are late and how it affects the overall project timeline.
Explore the many ways you can share your Gantt chart with others.
Manage team workloads
Overloading your team can lead to burnout, which in turn can put project deadlines at risk. Gantt view allows you to make intelligent decisions about project schedules, assignments, and team productivity so that your team is productive but not overworked.
To see a heat map of the workload of your team, simply open the View Availability tab at bottom of your gantt charts. You can see who is busy and who has room for new tasks across all your projects.
This video will show you how team availability works.
You can track actual progress against your original plan
If you are on the Advanced plan and use hourly estimates and time tracking, you can spot possible overages and delays with our hourly progression vs task progress feature. The striped line at each taskbar shows how your budgeted hours compare with the actual time or progress that has been tracked for a task.
Color of the striped line: Estimated hours vs. track hours
If the striped line appears green, you’re on track! The actual time tracked has not exceeded the estimated hours required for this task or group.
If the striped line turns red, it means that you’ve exceeded the budgeted hours. The actual time spent tracking has exceeded the estimated hours for this task or group.
Longitude of a striped line: Tracked time vs.
If the progress bar is shorter than the progress indicator on a task/group: This means that the time recorded for this task/group is being paced well and is not at risk of exceeding the estimated hours. Hooray! It looks like your project will be completed on time and within budget.
The progress indicated on a task/group is at risk of being over-estimated if the striped bar is too long. This means that the percentage of time tracked vs. estimated hours is greater than the percentage progress made on the task/group to date. Investigate the reasons for this.