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, you can also just 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 Start and Finish dates, Priority, Status, Assigned Resources, and Logged Time.
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 Project Name or Project Lead; 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.
The Last Task button highlights the task in the list with the due date furthest out on the timeline. The Critical Path button does the same, when there are no dependencies.
When dependencies are established in the Schedule, clicking Critical Path highlights the task with the due date furthest out, including all dependent tasks whose Start and End dates have a direct affect 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.Note: If the Cascade button is active (i.e. blue), any time you adjust a Start and/or Finish date, changes are automatically rolled down to any successor dependencies attached to the task. For more information about how this works, check out our article on dependencies.
- Gantt Chart Overview