Managing projects with many moving parts and multiple deadlines can be tricky. Luckily, our Gantt visualization gives you a bird's eye view of each task in a sleek timeline that's powerful and fully customizable.
What is Gantt
Gantt charts are ways to visualize your tasks on a timeline, so everyone can clearly see each stage of the project and what's happening when.
Why should I use Gantt
Gantt charts give you a clear timeline of work to be done, making it easy to spot inefficiencies and timing issues that would otherwise cause delays. For example, in a Gantt chart, you can easily see if there's a gap between when phase 1 of a project ends and phase 2 starts.
We’ve designed our Gantt charts to not only make it easy to see if a project is at risk of slipping, but also to make it super simple to make any changes needed to keep work on track. So if there's a gap or overlap, it's easy to quickly adjust the start date of the next phase to keep your deadlines realistic.
By mitigating risks and inefficiencies in advance, you can reduce the chances of your projects slipping or shipping behind schedule.
And because Gantt charts are such clear, visual blueprints of work to be done, they make it easy to keep everyone up to date. People working on the project can see when their work begins and is expected to wrap up, and other stakeholders like product marketing or even clients can also easily be kept abreast of the project plan.
How to set my project up as a Gantt chart
Any list, regular or smart list, can be viewed as a Gantt chart. Simply go to the list's View menu and switch it to Gantt.
If your tasks already have Start dates and Due dates, they'll show up automatically in the timeline. If they don't yet, you can quickly add them to the timeline and adjust the dates by hovering on the timeline until the
+ button shows up.
You can also control the time scale of your timeline too, by adjusting the slider at the bottom of the list.
How to customize Gantt charts
Once you've figured out the basics of Gantt, you can start using some of the power features to really up your project management game.
Set colors & icons for tasks
Make your timeline really pop by with colorful tasks! Simply right clicking on the task in the timeline view to select a color and/or icon for each task.
Use your own custom date attributes
By default, Gantt charts use "Start date" and "Due date" to figure out the timespan per task. However, if you have any custom time attributes, like "End date" or "ETA", you can use those instead. Simply go the View menu of your Gantt chart list and change the "Start date" and "End date" attributes.
Section by and Sort by
Just like with spreadsheet views, your Gantt charts can make use of power features like Sort by and Section (and Subsection by). Want to sort tasks by their Start date? Simply change it from the View menu. Want to see what each person is doing for the project? Simply Section by Assignees from the View menu.
Ready to give it a try? Switch any of your lists to our Gantt visualization from the View menu → Gantt 😃