Gantt chart

Gantt chat

Application of Gantt charts:

  • Visualisation of the project scheduling.
  • Visualisation of the project structure.
  • Visualisation of the contingency reserve.
  • Quick access to the properties of activities and subprojects.

You can use the Gantt chart for to do the following:

  • Create and edit activities.
  • Link activities.
  • Create and edit subprojects.
  • Edit the project structure.
  • Change the timescale.
  • Check contingency reserves.
  • Check resource utilization by means of filter settings.

Context menu in the Gantt chart

For the table of activities

Mark a row (activity or subproject) in the table of activities. Once you have marked an activity, you can do as follows:

Gantt chat table

  • Cut – cut the marked activity
  • Copy – copy the marked activity
  • Customize previous activity the latest start time – shift all activities that are scheduled for an earlier time than the marked activity to the latest possible start date
  • Customize successor activity the earliest start time – shift all activities that are scheduled for a later time than the marked activity to the earliest possible start date
  • Completed – enter the completion percentage of a marked activity
  • Split – split the marked activity into several activities
  • Incoming/Outbound link delete – delete the links of the marked activity

In a marked subproject you can do the following activities:

Gantt chat subproject

  • Cut – cut the marked subproject
  • Copy – copy the marked subproject
  • Show detail – display up to any outline level of the marked subproject detail
  • Accept the start and finish dates of activities – accept the start date of the first activity and the end date of the last activity for the subproject start and the end of subproject
  • Earliest start date – this command is active only for subprojects with fixed start and finish dates and shifts all activities in the subproject to the earliest possible start dates.
  • Latest start date – this command is active only for subprojects with fixed start and finish dates and shifts all activities in the subproject to the latest possible start dates.
  • Move delayed activities to cutoff day – if the project controlling detects that activities are still not 100% completed, you can shift these activities to the deadline and so update the project’s status.
  • Optimize resource utilization – most effective resource allocation, so as to avoid excess and shortfall within the prescribed period

For the chart area

Gantt chat diagram

In the chart area you can mark an activity / subproject and do the following:

  • Paste – insert marked acrtivities / subprojects into a project
  • Select all – mark all activities and subprojects: If activities are subordinated to a subproject, only the subproject will be marked in the chart.
  • New activity - create a new activity at the position pointed to by the cursor
  • New activity from template file - insert an already saved activity from template file at the position pointed to by the cursor
  • New activity from integration server template - insert an already saved activity from integration server template at the position pointed to by the cursor. Only for the solution with interface to the Integration Server
  • New subproject - create a new subproject at the position pointed to by the cursor
  • New subproject from template file - insert an already saved subproject from template file at the position pointed to by the cursor
  • New subproject from integration server template - insert an already saved subproject from integration server template at the position pointed to by the cursor. Only for the solution with interface to the Integration Server