Projects are often seen as goals. And in Ganttic, Projects help meet your goals - as a way to group, organize, and track a set of Tasks. Here you’ll find all project-related info and how-to’s.
Projects in Ganttic
In Ganttic, Projects give separate Tasks an end goal. Projects are used to group, organize, and track the progress of a set of Tasks. As such, the Project you create can represent a job bid, a client, a supervisor, a location, or a deliverable.
When it comes to planning in Ganttic, you may decide not to bother with Projects at all. And with many of our clients, Tasks do well enough to showcase Resources’ activities. Alternatively, when doing higher level portfolio planning, Projects can also be used in place of Tasks to represent the actual work. Whatever you decide and however you plan, all Projects in Ganttic can be accessed with this icon.
Getting Started with Projects
There’s several ways to add projects to your Ganttic plans. Whether you prefer to create the WBS first, or you’re into a more ad hoc approach, getting started with project planning is completely up to the user’s workflow.
And just as with resources and tasks, Data Fields are unique data markers that can be added. These help organize projects even more, as well as aiding in scheduling the best resource for the job at hand. If you don’t know who or what you want to schedule yet, you can even use unassigned tasks, where resources are added later.
Find out more about adding and editing projects:
- Adding New Projects
- Editing Projects
- Project Data Fields
- Project Coloring
- Adding Assigned and Unassigned Tasks to Projects
With Projects, you have yet another way to fine tune and organize your data in Ganttic. All Projects can be found on the Gantt chart and in the Project List.
In the List, get a rundown of what’s on deck as well as organize Projects via Data Field values such as status or location - or use similar criteria to make Project Kanban boards. If you want to dive deep into Projects, consider Single Project Views. These can be kept private for different scenario planning or easily shared with the client or the team.
You can also create a high level Project Portfolio Overview on the Gantt chart.
For all the ways to see Projects check out these articles:
Project Management with Ganttic
Once you have the basics of Projects covered, you can begin to dive into some of the more advanced project management features of Ganttic. These can help keep projects organized - for example via different filtering options.
And these can also save you time in the process. Learn how to copy Projects or make t
Templates, which can be used again and again. If something comes up causing a delay, it’s quick to postpone all or even just a part of the Project via Shifting and Splitting.
If different priorities arise in the meantime, Projects can be hidden via the archive function or deleted entirely.
- Project Templates
- Filtering projects
- Copying a Project
- Shifting & Splitting Projects
- Archiving & Dearchiving Projects
- Deleting and Restoring Projects
Sharing and Collaborating
And just as with anything in project management, it can be important to share and collaborate on Project plans along the way. Notes are an easy way to make quick comments and give updates. You can also control who exactly can edit or even view the Projects with specified permissions.