Introducing our new grid scheduling engine and Gantt charts for project delivery.
Your grids now have a full date scheduling engine and Gantt chart. This new way of scheduling dates includes significant changes to the way dates currently work in your grids and has involved the migration of your existing due dates into the new scheduling engine. Please read the pre-release notes here to fully understand these changes and the migration of your due dates.
**We will be running a Gantt webinar with a full Q&A session on Thursday 16th November 2023 at 1pm. You can watch the recording of this webinar here.**
If you would like to schedule a training session with our customer success team, please contact us.
TLDR – Quick Overview
Too long didn’t read? Here’s a quick overview for you:
- The Gantt follows the same bottom up structure and date inheritance as before in your grids i.e. tasks > elements/stage gates > stages > grid.
- All dates in your grids are now based on a Gantt scheduling engine (duration, start date and end date). Learn more in the pre-release notes here.
- You also have the option to use dependencies, lead/lag time and constraints.
- The Gantt start of the week is Monday.
- The Gantt schedules based on a 7 day working week.
- You do not have to use the Gantt chart for date scheduling, you can continue to change dates within the grid to manage all your end dates (due dates). Date changes in the grid will automatically schedule items for you by setting a must finish on constraint. Learn more here.
- Members with view access can view the Gantt, members with edit/manage access can edit the Gantt.
- When you clone master grids to delivery grids they will retain any durations and dependencies you have set. This enables you to build your master grids with your durations and dependencies in place, once cloned to a delivery instance, you simply set the grid start date and the scheduling engine will do the rest.
Opening the Gantt
To use the Gantt in your grid, simply select the Grid Gantt button in your grid tool shortcuts:
Viewing the Gantt
The Gantt view consists of the Gantt viewing tools (buttons) at the top, the Gantt table to the left (in which you can edit the scheduling data if you have edit/manage access to the grid) and the Gantt chart to the right. When viewing the Gantt you have a number of tools available to help you control what you see: