The Global Gantt chart provides a high-level overview of active projects, allowing you to visually compare scheduled dates with actual dates. You can access it by opening Projects from the left-hand nav bar and clicking the Gantt view icon (" ").
The Global Gantt chart is separated into two sections, with the Projects list on the left, and the corresponding Schedule on the right.
The Projects list contains your active projects. When this section is expanded, the columns provide relevant information, such as Earliest Task Start Date, Last Task Due Date, Project Start, Project Due, Duration, Burn Rate, Paid, % Done, Budget, Groups, and Team Lead.
The information in each column is pulled directly from the project and updated each time you make a change in the Task Tracker or the Local Gantt chart.
Note: Since only 500 projects are displayed in the Projects list at any time, we recommend that you archive completed projects to make room for more.
Use the Search field at the top-left (just above the list), to quickly find what you’re looking for without scrolling through a long list. Just start typing the first few letters of the Project Name, Group, or Project Lead; all results matching your query will populate the list below.
One of the most powerful features of the Search function is that you can search projects by group name or client name. If you’re using Mavenlink's project Groups feature, simply enter the name of the group or client and all the projects associated with it will appear in the list.
Global Gantt Chart Schedule
The Schedule to the right of the Projects list depicts the lifecycle of your project plan. The colored bars are visual representations of the health of each corresponding project. One of the biggest features of the Global Gantt chart is the ability to see exactly how scheduled projects align with the actual workflow.
- Scheduled Dates—The Start Date and End Date entered when the project was created.
- Actual Dates—The date when work on the first task actually started, and the date that the last task on the timelime is currently due.
When you click on Project Scheduled Dates (“ ”) in the timeline header, a thin bar representing the actual dates of each project appears below the scheduled dates.
Click the Project Scheduled Dates button again to return to the default Schedule view.
When you click the Last Task (“ ”) button, it will highlight the project in the list with the due date furthest out on the timelime.
Clicking the Critical Path (“ ”) button makes more sense in the Local Gantt chart because it highlights your critical path when your dependencies are set; however, in the Global Gantt chart, it performs the same functionality as clicking the Last Task button.
- Gantt Chart Overview