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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Automatically plan tasks as close as possible to deadline

I am hoping to use MS project to plan our manufacturing. I have added all of the units we need to manufacture for the coming year, as well as their deadline date (the date the units must be ready to ...
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Using TaskFalcon to schedule multiple projects for the same resources

I'm currently using TaskFalcon (https://taskfalcon.org/) to schedule my projects, and I have this situation: I have a "low priority" project, where I want people to work 1d a week (...
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Export project, and add all non-empty rows into Excel table

When I export a Microsoft Project file into Excel using the export tool, the resulting XLSX file has 1 table called Task_Table1. Unfortunately that table only includes the header row. Is there any way ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set? [duplicate]

Assume I have 2-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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Time Period Task - MS Project [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to make a "time period" task. In the example project below, I have a project spread across three years with multiple tasks rolled up under one ...
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Is it possible to display multiple tasks on a single line using ProjectLibre?

I have a project that I have 15 main tasks on. One of them is Meetings. I have had X meetings, and the duration is 1-day. Is there any way to show multiple bars on a single line showing these Meetings ...
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Gantt chart with resource de-confliction

I like to use Gantt charts to model the time tasks will take and the dependencies of those tasks. For reference, I use GanttProject but I am not tied to it. One issue I've had, however, is handling ...
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Gantt charts and Network Diagrams

In what ways does a Gantt chart and network diagram aid in the completion of a project ? What information does it provide and how is that information used ?
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Tools to manage a project across multiple time zones [closed]

I'm trying to manage multiple projects with teams in 3-4 different time zones and it's doing my head in. I'm pretty sure we have looked at literally every online scheduling tool and there doesn't seem ...
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A term meaning "this phase can go ahead"?

I hope there's some jargon that describes this neatly. I'm trying to specify some software that handles starting a project phase only when all of the phases that it depends on have completed, Gantt-...
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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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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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