Gantt charts have been around since 1903. They are great at helping you easily plan your project while also providing the team with project visibility. This biggest thing missing? The ability to execute the work directly from the Gantt chart!
When you combine Gantt charts with Kanban-style workflows in Rindle, you'll be able to seamlessly plan and execute your work.
How to create a Gantt chart
Open any existing board or create a new board
Click the board views icon (near the board name) and select Gantt
Click "+" to add a task in the left task pane. Clicking "+" next to the board name will add a top level task to the board. Clicking "+" next to a task will add a sub task.
You can then name the task and set a start date with a duration. Click save to add the task to the Gantt chart
If there are existing tasks on your board that haven't been scheduled, you can simply click and drag on the date in the timeline to start scheduling the task
To open a task, double click the task on the timeline
Or you can locate the task on the timeline and open it by double clicking the task name in the left task pane
In no time, your project plan will come together!
Note: You can drag and drop tasks within the Gantt chart and the start dates will auto-update. You can also drag the edges of the task in the Gantt to change the task duration.
Managing the Gantt chart
There are lots of ways to customize your Gantt chart to fit your needs.
Changing the timeline
By default you will see a couple weeks on your Gantt chart, but that can change depending on what you want to see. You can zoom out to view by week, month, and year.
Click the circle at the end of a task and drag to the beginning of the next task to create a dependency.
Board Start Date, Due Date, & Today
When you add a start date and/or due date to the board, those dates will show as indicators on the Gantt grid. The current day also displays as an indicator.
Gantt charts can be used in many different ways. To help you tailer your Gantt chart to your needs, we've provided a few settings for further customization.
To access Gantt settings, click on the cog icon in the top navigation bar.
Show Completed Tasks
By default completed tasks show on Gantt charts, but there will be some situations when you will want to hide completed tasks.
Show Unscheduled Tasks
By default, you will see all tasks in your Gantt chart, whether they have start dates or not. This setting allows you to hide tasks that haven't been scheduled yet.
By default, lists that exist in Column View and List View do not show in Gantt. If you are using lists as project phases, this setting allow you to show these lists on your Gantt.
Skip weekends (with option to Hide Weekends)
If you work Monday through Friday, scheduling on weekends may not be needed. Turn on skip weekends and your tasks will automatically skip weekends as you schedule. You also hide weekends from Gantt as well.
If you plan project with dates that are moving targets (we all do!), auto scheduling just may become your best friend. Automatically adjust all of the dates in your project with a single drag and drop! Here's how it works.