You may use the Gantt chart to help you manage your project. It helps you better plan your project, set deadlines, track its progress and adapt more easily.
Plan your project
Split you project into different stages and detail the work to be done with taks.
On the Gantt, you may take all the actions required to plan your project, such as creating and managing tasks and task lists.
On the image below, the arrows point to the buttons for creating a new task list (1), a new task (2) and to open an existing task (3).
Schedule tasks and set deadlines
Set planned start dates and due dates to create a timeline for your project.
In order to add a planned start date or a deadline, click on the empty space on the respective column or on the date shown if you want to change a date previously set.
Note that for this feature to be used, you need to turn on the option to show planned start dates and due dates for your tasks in your task list settings.
On the right, the Gantt chart shows your tasks placed according to the dates you have set for them.
Track the progress of your project
Keep an eye on your tasks to ensure they are progressing as expected and track the work done.
If you have set an estimate on the time required for a task and have entered worked hours, you will see a progress bar on the task. Hovering will show more information on the task: the percentage of the time used, planned start date and due date, time logged, estimated time and the avatars of the members assigned for the task.
On the top right part, you may change the view so you can see your project timeline on weeks, months or years.
On the 3 dots icon you have extra options, such as hiding completed tasks and exporting to Excel.
Adjust your project
Rework your timeline to adjust when some tasks exceed the estimated time.
You may change the planned start date for a task by clicking and dragging the three dots on the left side of the task.
You may do the same on the right side of the task to change its due date.
If you want to change both planned start date and due date of a task but not change the time interval between these two dates, you may click and drag the whole task horizontally.
If a task needs to be completed before another may start, you can create dependencies between them.
Click on the circle on the right of a task and drag to the circle to the left of another task to set the first one as a requirement for the second task.
A gray arrows indicate the dependencies between tasks:
It is possible that a task requires multiple other tasks to be completed or that a single task is a requirement for many others.
Can't find the Gantt chart?
From the project tabs, click the "More options" menu and select Gantt to add your Gantt chart.