Gantt-Chart

Gantt Chart is a way to graphically show progress of a project. Management of a project is made easier if it is viewed as small manageable items where the dependencies are visually illustrated, parallel processes are discovered, the overall processing time determined and progress tracked. The tasks of a project can be quite complex and dependent on each other. With such a management tool, all subtasks of a task can be viewed graphically.

Screen #1– Gantt-Chart

Access the Gantt

To access the Gantt, go to the Pipeline page; there, near the project priority value, click on the triangular arrow that expands the chart.

Screen #2– Open the Gantt

When you hover the mouse cursor over the summary-task block, you will see a message about the number of sub-tasks and the remaining hours.

Screen #3– Summary pop-up window

Editing Summary\Milestones\Tasks

If you click on the name of the summary-task, you can edit its parameters, such as the name and parent-summary.

Screen #4– Summary-task editing

If you hover your mouse over a task, you will see the number of hours left and the connection with milestones.

Screen #5– Milestone’s pop-up

When you click on the name of the task you will see a card of this task.

Screen #6– Gantt and Task-card

When you hover your mouse over a milestone block, you will see its link, name and date.

Note

If you see that the link with the task block is highlighted in red do not worry. That mean that the data of milestone is earlier than the end date of it’s predecessor.

Screen #7– Milestone’s nod

If you click on the name of the milestone, you will be able to edit its name, date and summary task.

Screen #8– Milestone card

Gantt relationships between summary-tasks, tasks, and milestones:

  • Finish to Start (FS) – the default: The task cannot start before its predecessor ends, described above.
  • Start to Start (SS): The task cannot start until the predecessor starts, although it may start later. This can be useful if you have a task whose start date depends on the start date of another task.
  • Finish to Finish (FF): The task cannot end before the predecessor ends, although it may end later.
  • Start to Finish (SF): The task cannot end before the predecessor starts, although it may end later. This task relationship is rarely used.
Note

Epicflow system is able to import SS and FF relations from MS-projects and Primavera systems, but internally system converts them all to FS relations.

If you hover the mouse pointer over the task block, you will see two dots. They make it possible to establish connections between the blocks.

Note

This functionality is valid only for projects imported from CSV files and the JIRA environment.

If you hover the mouse over the link between the blocks, you will see a delete button.

Note

This functionality is valid only for projects imported from CSV files and the JIRA environment.

 

Updated on November 21, 2019

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