Gantt view FAQ

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Gantt view allows project managers to efficiently manage and oversee project plans, highlighting task durations, delivery dates, dependencies, and project plan baselines. This article will go through the most frequently asked questions about Gantt view. 

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What are some examples of projects that would be a good fit for Gantt view?

Gantt is great for complex projects that are more structured from the start, with a target completion date. Examples include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Quarterly/annual business planning
  • Resource planning
  • Product planning
  • Organization change implementation and management
  • Tech implementation and rollout
  • Digital transformation
  • Vendor management
  • Quality assurance
  • Compliance controls management

Can I see subtasks in Gantt view?

Yes, you can see 1 level of subtasks under the parent task.

Who can modify and save Gantt options such as auto-scheduling and baseline?

  • Modifying and saving Gantt options fully depends on project access levels. For example; project editors will be able to use Gantt view and make changes with no restrictions. 
  • Comment-only access is currently not available within Gantt view. Users with comment-only project access will be unable to see Gantt view at this time. This will be updated in the near future.
  • If your organization is currently on an Enterprise plan, the project admin may have updated the project permissions to Project Admins only. Restricting customization to project admins only applies to certain functionalities like saving a view as default, custom field management, etc. but in this case project editors would still be able to make changes in Gantt view.

Task and section management

Can I change the dates of multiple tasks or an entire section?

Tasks can be multi-selected and drag-dropped to change the dates in bulk.

Task dependencies and scheduling

Can I create bulk-chain dependencies?

Yes. You can multi-select tasks and select the Chain dependencies option in the bar that appears at the bottom of the screen.

If I add a duration but no date, what date does it choose from?

  • You can’t have a duration without a date.
  • Tasks and milestones can have durations and due dates or just a due date, but cannot have duration alone. 
  • If there are dates and durations, they will be in sync, but filling out a duration is not essential.

Can I set the duration in weeks, months, or years?

Durations can currently only be set in days.

Timeline vs. Gantt view

Are there plans to replace the timeline view?

No, Gantt will not replace timeline view as both views have their own unique use cases.

When do I use Timeline view vs Gantt view?

Both Gantt and Timeline view serve as excellent tools for effectively managing projects in relation to important dates, while also providing stakeholders with a visual representation that promotes alignment and clarity regarding the project's progress. The table below shows more specific examples of when you might choose Gantt view over Timeline.

Gantt Timeline
To plan and manage projects that are more structured and process-oriented from the start For iterative projects where you need to see how different pieces of work fit together but expect to continue planning on the go
When it’s critical to compare actual progress against original plans and manage task durations to keep projects on track  When it’s important to see swimlanes and sort/filtered views
Where there are complex dependencies or a strict schedule/deadline to meet When there are some dependencies, but changes can be accommodated

 

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