Resources are the “whos” and “whats” that get jobs done. Whether you’re dealing with people, equipment, machinery, facilities or a combination of them all - in Ganttic, everything starts with resources. Here we put together a short navigational guide to help you find all of the resource-related features we offer in our planner.
Resources in Ganttic
In Ganttic, there are no restrictions on the types of resources you can plan with. A team of designers, a rented cement mixer, or a fleet of buses. These are just a few examples of what our clients use to bring their plans to life. Because resources are integral to carrying out the work, they are also the first thing you need to add to get started in Ganttic.
Resources are represented by the teardrop symbol found on the left sidebar. When you want to see your full resource pool, just click on the symbol to arrive at your Resource List. Here, Admins and those with the right permissions, will be able to add, edit, and manage all resources.
For more on these topics, check out our step-by-step articles on:
Archiving and Dearchiving Resources
Resource Worktime Settings
Resource Data Fields
When you want to narrow down your resource pool, add some resource Data Fields. These help define resources - by including information such as job title, skills, location, or any other data that helps you plan better. Plus, any good project manager knows that it’s not just about achieving the right capacity, it’s about scheduling the right resource for the right task.
Learn more about Resource data fields here:
Visual Resource Planning
Once you get your resources set up, you can begin to schedule tasks and projects.
Scheduling Resources for tasks and bookings all happen within Views. Here you’ll find your Resource-based Gantt charts - with a visual representation of the tasks and projects that are assigned to resources.
All the while, it’s simple to monitor your utilization and resource capacity, information on which you can find here:
Resource VS Users
It’s important to note that in Gantic, resources are not the same as users. That’s because Resources are the people and equipment you schedule or book. While Users are those who interact with the planner.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t notify your actual team members if a job you scheduled for them is about to start.
For more on collaboration check out these articles:
Sync Google Calendar With Gantt Charts
Sync Outlook Calendar With Gantt Charts
Resource Reminders and Notifications