The Local Gantt chart is a more detailed look at each of your projects and the current status of all tasks and subtasks. This is also where you’ll be able to establish dependencies, giving your team a clearer picture of how their individual efforts affect the overall health of the project.
You can access the Local Gantt chart directly from the Global Gantt chart by selecting a project from the left side. If you're in a project, click Gantt on the Project Header.
The Local Gantt is separated into two sections, with the Tasks list on the left, and the corresponding Schedule on the right.
The Tasks list contains all the Tasks, Deliverables, Milestones, and Issues associated with your project. When expanded, this section provides relevant project information, including the Name, Task Type, Start and Finish dates, Duration, Priority, Status, % Done, Predecessors, Successors, Assigned Resources, Estimated Hours, Budget, Logged Time, and Tags.
When you click the Equals filter button in a cell, the Tasks list narrows down to items that have a value equal to that specific cell. For example, if you want to filter your Tasks list down to all tasks that are 50% complete, right-click a cell that is 50 % Done and then select (“ ”) Equals.
To revert back to the original Tasks list, right-click a column item from the Equals filter view, and select Remove filter.
The Search field in the timeline header allows you to quickly find what you’re looking for without scrolling through a long list. Just start typing the first few letters of the Task Name; all results matching your query will appear in the list below.
The Local Gantt chart pulls directly from your project's Task Tracker and is bi-directional, meaning that whenever information is changed in one, the other is automatically updated.
Click the arrow to the left of a task name to expand or collapse any subtasks.
Alternately, you can click the Collapse All and Expand All buttons above the Tasks list.
Local Gantt Chart Schedule
The Schedule provides a graphical overview of each task so you can quickly evaluate the health of your project plan, set dependencies, and change dates by simply clicking and dragging.
When dependencies are established in the Schedule, clicking the Critical Path button highlights the task with the due date furthest out, including all dependent tasks whose Start and End dates have a direct effect on the due date of the project. This represents the shortest time in which you can complete your project.
How to Edit Task Dates in the Schedule
- To shorten or extend a task date, hover over one end of the task bar until the Resize (“ ”) cursor appears.
- Click and drag the date to a new position.
How to Move a Task in the Schedule
- To move a task on the timeline without changing the duration (number of days), hover over the bar until your mouse pointer turns into the Move (“ ”) cursor.
- Click and drag the entire bar to a new position; all predecessor and successor dependencies will move collectively as you move the task.
When a parent task has subtasks with dependencies, shifting the parent’s predecessor will cause the subtasks to be realigned to all start on the same day. The dependency of the subtasks will not be respected.
To avoid this issue, connect the predecessor task to the first subtask instead of the parent task. Then when you shift the predecessor, the dependency will be respected, and the parent task will automatically recalculate based on the dates of the subtasks.