Gantt Chart ( Gantt Chart )

Gantt charts are useful for planning and scheduling projects.  They help to assess how long a project should take, determine the resources needed, and plan the order in which the user can complete tasks.  They are also helpful for managing the dependencies between tasks.

The Gantt chart page can be accessed by clicking the Gantt Chart radio button in

Simulations –> Gantt chart

The Gantt chart page contains two sections: Task details section and Gantt chart.  The task details section shows all the tasks that are imported through the Import page.  This section allows the user to add, edit or delete each task for those who have the Read/Write access to the page.  The Gantt chart section provides the view to the Gantt chart generated on the task values.

Figure 1

Figure 1

The Predecessors column shows the relationship between the tasks in the project.  (Figure 2) There are 3 types of relationship between sequential tasks:

  • FS (Finish to Start): If two tasks are in FS relation, then the second task can only be started after finishing the first.
  • SS (Start to Start): If two tasks are in SS relation, then the second task can only be started after first task starts.
  • FF (Finish to Finish): If two tasks are in FF relation, then the second task cannot be end before the first task ends.

A fourth type, SF (Start to Finish) is very rare.

Figure 2

Figure 2

In Figure 2 , the Predecessors column value 4: FS for a task shows that, the task has an FS relation with task in the 4th row.

2.3.1 Chart Settings:

This functionality is used to modify the color of the chart generated, and also to create, reset or delete the editable chart settings for those who have the Read/Write access to the page. (Figure 1)

Figure 3

Figure 3

The color is set by clicking on the corresponding color shown beside each field. An example of the color picker for various fields is shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4

Figure 4

2.3.1.1 Edit Color:

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Click the CHART SETTINGS (Figure 1) A Chart Settings pop up appears.  (Figure 3)
  4. Modify the colors as needed.

2.3.1.2 Save Settings As:

This functionality is used to save the user editable chart settings with a name and description.

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Click the CHART SETTINGS button (Figure 1) A Chart Settings pop up appears. (Figure 3)
  4. Make changes if required and click the SAVE SETTINGS AS
  5. Give the name and description to save in the pop up appears. (Figure 5)
  6. Click the SAVE (Figure 5)

Figure 5

Figure 5

2.3.1.3 Set As Default Chart:

This functionality is to set the selected chart settings name, as the default chart.

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Click the CHART SETTINGS button (Figure 1) to go to the chart settings page.
  4. Select a name from the dropdown. (Figure 3)
  5. Click the SET AS DEFAULT CHART button to set the selected chart as default. (Figure 6)

Figure 6

Figure 6

2.3.1.4 Delete Settings:

This functionality is to delete the selected chart settings name from the dropdown. This button appears only for the created users and that too if the selected chart settings is not default.

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Click the CHART SETTINGS button (Figure 1) to go to the chart settings page.
  4. Select a name from the dropdown. (Figure 7)
  5. Click the DELETE SETTINGS button to delete. (Figure 7)

Figure 7

Figure 7

2.3.1.5 Reset Settings:

This functionality is used to reset all the changes made to predefined settings.

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Click the CHART SETTINGS button (Figure 1) to go to the chart settings page.
  4. Select a name from the dropdown. (Figure 3)
  5. Click the RESET SETTINGS button to reset the changes.

2.3.2    Filter By:

This functionality is used to filter the data according to a particular field and its selected values for risk / task.

Steps:

  1. Simulations –> Gantt chart
  2. Select the Gantt Chart radio button
  3. Select the required column from the Filter by dropdown.  (Figure 8) 
  4. Enter the value in the textbox provided or select a value from the drop down based on which filtering is to be done.  (Figure 9) While giving conditions with ‘select multiple’ option to filter, a pop up appears (Figure 10) where the multiple risks can be selected.
  5. Click the filter icon (Figure 8). The filtered data will be displayed.

Figure 8

Figure 8

Figure 9

Figure 9

Figure 10

Figure 10

2.3.3 Chart Types

Three different types of charts can be selected from the drop down as in Figure 11.

Figure 11

Figure 11

2.3.3.1 Weekly Charts

The chart displays the progress of the tasks in weeks .The starting date (Monday) of each week is displayed as the first row followed by the days of the weeks. (Figure 11)

2.3.3.2 Monthly Charts

The chart displays the progress of the tasks in monthly basis .The month is displayed as the first row followed by the starting date (Monday) of each week in a month. (Figure 12)

Figure 12

Figure 12

2.3.3.3 Quarterly Charts

The chart displays the progress of the tasks grouping 3 months from the start of timeline into quarters .The quarters are numbered and are displayed as the first row followed by the months in it. (Figure 13)

Figure 13

Figure 13

2.3.4 Page View

A maximum number of fifty task details and their Gantt Charts can be viewed in a single page. In case of more number of tasks, more pages will appear and the view can be switched as in Figure 14.

Figure 14

Figure 14