Questions tagged [gantt]

GANTT is a form of project schedule. Use this tag for general GANTT questions. If you are using a specific software package, use that tag instead.

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What Gantt Chart tool to use with Azure DevOps

I am working with a team that uses Agile Methodology. We currently use Azure DevOps to manage our projects, but are in need of more. We would like to implement that use of a Gantt Chart into our ...
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Earned Value Management and Baselines tools for PM - any alternative to MS Project? [closed]

I work in a company where we were trying to find an alternative software to Microsoft Project (MSP). These are the features that we like from MSP: CPM Earned Value Cost baseline Resources calendars ...
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Gantt chart that automatically distributes hours across multiple concurrent tasks, and automatically rolls over unprogressed tasks

I'm not sure if a Gantt chart / Gantt software is the wrong tool for my use case, or I'm unaware of some technique / terminology. Given (1) a set of tasks, (2) time estimated to complete each task, ...
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How to determine the human resources I need given financial and operational constraints?

I have a project and I want to minimize the costs. I am are responsible for the inspection of 1000 kilometers of sewer grid in Canada. My goal is to provide time high quality inspection reports. I ...
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MS Project resource graph across multiple projects

I am using MS Project to create Gantt charts for multiple projects. Each project consists of different resources but these resources are shared across all of these projects. Currently these resources ...
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

I wonder if activities like contract and agreement reviews, meetings to discuss preliminary information, SOW review, and contract approved (as deliverable and milestone) should be included in a gantt ...
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How can I show short tasks (less than 8 hours) in a JIRA Gantt chart?

I recently installed a few apps (like BigPicture) which help you see the order of work of each programmer. The problem is that when I link some tasks with estimates less than one work day, the Gantt ...
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Tracking Gantt Chart Not Showing All Tasks

I am trying to do an earned value analysis and there are tasks in my normal Gantt chart that when I switch the view to tracking gantt are not visible. Could this have to do with where I set my status ...
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What beginner project management software use? [closed]

I'm leading a ten-person team for a 1-year long engineering project, and have no experience in project management. I'm thus looking for a project management software or online service, free if ...
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Printing Gantt charts

When I try to print my Gantt schedule, it hides a bunch of my information rows. How can I fix this? See the comparison between actual Gantt and print preview below:
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Displaying logarithmic Gantt or Minute-long tasks for event coordination

Is there a way to show minute-long tasks for event choreography on a Gantt chart? ProjectLibre is my preferred Gantt tool, and I've not discovered a way to change the display to minutes, but tasks ...
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How to build up a Gantt chart?

I am a newbie to Project Management and I was not able, not yet at least, to attend a proper course and get a certification. Let's say I am learning on the "field". I am facing the managing of an EU ...
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How to draw gantt chart if we have been given activities and effort in person-months?

We use time to draw gantt chart.But if we have been given effort in person months,then how can we draw gantt chart for it?
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How to calculate the completion percentage relation by start and finish dates

I need to calculate the current date in relation to the start and end dates of a task and would expect to see a field that shows the completion percentage. Something like this Question or this ...
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Automatically synchronize between Flowcharts (form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts? [closed]

Summary I'm seeking project-management software tools (be they online/cloud or installed software) that support automatic synchronizing between Flowcharts (a form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts. ...
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How to create deliverables column in Gantt chart?

I’m taking Intro to Project Management online and the instructor has required us to produce Gantt charts with deliverables prominently in their own column on the far right. We can use any software we ...
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Project Gantt Chart tasks breakdown question

Currently I am using MS Project to manage projects, I define all milestones and key achieves for a whole projects, but I don't have enough detailed tasks inside. I am wondering, do I need to break ...
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Resource to divide time between several tasks, depending of the number of tasks

I am using MS Project and OmniPlan. I work alone, and right know in my plan there are several tasks that can be tackled simultaneously (for example, looking in internet for a street local, to ...
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How to hide dates in GanttProject?

I'm building a Gantt chart using GanttProject. I'd like to hide the dates (that "rule" above the chart), I mean, not using real dates, but week 1, 2, 3 ou day 31, 32, 33 and so on, just to give a ...
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How do I make a Gantt Chart where the project execution phase in the WBS is modified to implement Scrum?

How do I expand the tasks in the project execution phase in order to include enough sub-tasks that show the use of Scrum?
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OmniPlan showing one task per day

I've just started using omniplan and it's somehow showing my project taskas one per day. How do I revert this to multiple tasks per day?
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Can you make a custom timeline?

Can you make a custom timeline by corporate periods? or add the periods over the dates? Our company refers to time in Periods where each period has 4 weeks. Is it possible to remove the dates or add ...
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

Currently in a proxy product owner/Scrum master role, I do my planning in the following way: Weekly Retrospectives at the end of the week, sprint review on Mondays (with the stakeholder) followed by ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Using MS project for overview with TFS to control the details of a mechanical development project

My group is using TFS for resource commitments. To get a clear overview of the project schedule I would like to use a Gantt chart in MS Project with 3 week sprint periods so we can see how we are ...
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Microsoft Project - view resources in hours not percentage

I had assigned resources to tasks in Microsoft Project gantt chart and I would like to see them in hours per resource, not percentages. I know that I can see hours in Resource Usage chart, but maybe ...
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GANTT Charts in Jira [duplicate]

Is there a way to generate GANTT charts directly from a 'basic software development' software project in Jira - or can I do something from a 'project management' project that links to software ...
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Gantt charts with ranged estimates?

I'd like to create Gantt charts with ranged estimates (for reporting to non-technical execs) but don't want to use a web service (LiquidPlanner). How can I get Gantt charts with range estimates?
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Gantt diagram alternative: cards instead of tasks, one guy per task [closed]

Is there an alternative to the Gantt diagram, which differs in the following way. From top to bottom employees are listed, not tasks. The task is presented as a rectangle on an employee's 'timeline'. ...
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How can I create a visual timeline of User Stories / Epics from an Excel spreadsheet?

Ideally, I'd like to use an Excel spreadsheet to generate the following for me from columns of "User Story", "Start", and "End". Even if it didn't take it from the spreadsheet and I had to enter all ...
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When are Gantt diagrams NOT useful?

In my experience, there are some projects where using Gantt can be useful, but there are others where a Gantt becomes only a burden. What features of projects should I consider (beyond the basis of my ...
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What is a “Driving Milestone”?

I'm quite new to the whole project management thing. I'm studying Project Libre right now. It seems pretty decent so far. I've found this tutorial on creating and using a milestone block. This way ...
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

Occasionally, I've been asked to produce a Gantt chart for a project. A lot of the time, I was the only person assigned to that project. This mostly happened back when I was a student, though my ...
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MS Project Predecessor Path in Gantt Chart

In MS Project 2010, is it possible to show the entire predecessor path driving the start of one specific task in a Gantt Chart?
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In Jira is it possible to have a gantt chart (or calendar view or similar) derived from your agile board?

I'm very new to Project Management, Agile and similar. I just started trying out Jira to manage the work of a small dev team which clearly needs to become organized (right now they are keeping track ...
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What is the best process to model planning estimates?

This is quite a simple request. I have a 150 line Gantt Chart showing project planning to FY end. Approx 30 of the lines are dependencies with Finish to Start attributes. I would like to run ...
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lead and lag times

in the Project Management framework I am developing http://www.lowcoupling.com I have defined a Domain Specific Language enabling a declarative description of schedules and plans. Like Project ...
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Is there any of Special way of showing Tentative Tasks in a Gantt graph using Project Libre?

I'm documenting a Software Web Application Project Plan. The customers have sent us: 1) snapshots of the various Web pages, and 2) Change Request Snapshots of some existing Web pages that we already ...
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Why can't there be more than one preceeding relationship between two tasks in a Gantt diagram?

Consider two tasks: Coding and Testing. Testing starts some time after Coding starts and continues, until Coding stops. However, I cannot reflect such a relationship with Planner Project Management. ...
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Conflict in team over Scrum vs Gantt

I'm a developer in a very small startup consisting of 6 people, and I have decided to cure our lack of organization now that we have clients. To give a little context, here is our organization: 2 ...
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Circular project visualisation tool that resembles a cross between Gantt and pregnancy calculator disc

I find it hard to visualise projects across the years on a Gantt chart, especially when there are seasonal tasks repeating. It would be nice to have a tool that looks like a pregnancy calculator ...
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Unable to schedule a 4-hour task completed over 2 days in Gantt Chart

I'm trying to create a detailed Gantt chart, using MS Project 2013, for a project in one of my courses. Being a student, I'm not working the same number of hours every day. For example, I may have a ...
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Let MS Project 2010 assign resources to tasks?

Technical question concerning MS Project 2010: I have a Gantt with a list of tasks. For each task I have the work defined (ex: 2 wks). Each task can only have one person (resource) assigned to it. ...
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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

The project managers at my company were asked to use Microsoft Project 2013 to track our projects, but many of the business stakeholders do not have Project installed. It looks like I cannot just ...
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what is resources in gantt chart for IT project

I want to schedule tasks using the Gantt chart. The project is developing a Web application. I was stuck in the selection of resources for each task; knowing the developer for these tasks is only one ...
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Update project plan, rescheduling and dates

I'm trying to understand the update function in MS Project 2010 and I hope you can help. Let's say I have a road-project where I have divided a task in to several activities based on where the task ...
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How do I auto-level a project mid-duration taking into account % complete on tasks?

I have a MS Project 2007 plan with six months of work in it. I'm updating the % Work Complete on the tasks as we progress through the plan each week and month. I'm moving the "Project Start" date ...
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Example Gantt charts in proposals - how to remove dates in MS Project?

We are a B2B service provider. Many of our potential customers want to see a Gantt chart in the proposal. These are created based on a broadly estimated start date. Our problem: our clients aren't ...
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Program management and the value of Gantt charts when dates are predetermined

I work for a very large organization not in the PM role that has historically had problems with project leadership and project management in general. They have recently broken up and were reformed as ...
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How to print task list & gantt chart from a specific date range

I want to print the task list and the Gantt chart in a specific date range (as illustrated in the image below). How can I do it? The default print scheme wastes paper and is difficult to read. I have ...