Can I Use Gantt Charts to Track Project Milestones & Tasks?

September 18, 2013 10:57pm by Apptivo FAQ

Posted In: Projects
  

Answered on February 2, 2017 09:34pm by Amala Littey

What is a Project Gantt Chart?

Project Gantt chart provides the details about milestones, tasks and dependencies involved in particular projects. This project gantt chart will be enabled only if the project has and task(s). It will remain present for the duration of the project

It serves as a focal point throughout the project improved resource scheduling and better understanding of task dependencies and identifying critical path through a project. So accurate duration of tasks can be identified since it has been used as the reference for tracking hours for the project and easy to identify the task duration at time of invoicing.

How do I view Gantt chart of my Project Tasks?

In order to have an easy view of project’s tasks, Projects App allows you to view project gantt chart on the project overview page. The project can have one or more milestones, and these milestones can have any number of tasks. There are two columns; milestone and task. Each row of the milestone displays name of the milestone and each row of the task describes each task with the task durations.  This also helps you to identify easily whether the project is tasked.

  1. Log in and access Projects App from your universal navigation menu bar.
  2. Choose the project for which you want to view the gantt chart.
    select preferred project
  3. Click on "Gantt Chart" icon to view the chart.
    click on gantt chart

Is there a possibility to view more than one milestone in a Gantt chart?

  • Yes, you can take a look of more than one project milestone in the gantt chart. There is a row wise display of milestones, where you can view each milestone.
    view milestones and tasks
  • The milestone will be high lighted in orange color, tasks and sub tasks duration will be in green and light green color, dependent tasks are shown with an arrow for the better reference as shown in the below image.  The task name will be displayed when you mouse over on the highlighted (Green color) region.
    view task name
  • You can make use of arrows (up, down, left, right) action buttons to view along with directions.(For example: if the project has more than 10 tasks then you can use the up and down arrow action buttons to move vertically. Similarly, the left and right arrow buttons scrolls the calendar horizontal direction.)
  • You can print the Gantt chart using "Print" icon and also zoom in or zoom out.
    print gantt chart

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