Projects Plan View
The Plan View of your project consists of two areas: the data graph on the left and the Gantt chart on the right. The Gantt chart contains timelines that visually represent your tasks and how they interact with each other over the course of the project plan.
Tasks are sequenced in the order you define and can be assigned to team members for completion. As you schedule new tasks, change start and due dates, and link tasks together you can see those tasks automatically appear and update on the Gantt chart on a visual timeline. You can also manipulate the visual timeline directly to change a task's duration and dates, and drag them to another task to create links.
As the team completes each task, the project plan automatically reflects their progress giving you a real-time view of a Project's progress.
Check out the sample project included in your account to see what a fully completed project plan looks like.
Overview of the Plan View
The Plan View includes a number of features that help you plan and track projects. Gantt charts are also helpful for scheduling tasks with your team over time and seeing an interactive and visual representation of the project and task timeline. Here is a quick overview of list of the major features included:
- Menu bar: In the area at the top of the Gantt page, you will notice a suite of menu options. These options allow you to create new tasks, assign resources, link tasks together and show/hide elements of your page. View our Using the Gantt chart help section for a detailed look at the Menu options.
- Data columns: Immediately below the Menu bar at the top, there are a collection of columns. These columns allow you to enter task-specific information, to schedule your tasks and to track progress.
- Gantt chart: To the right of the data columns is the Gantt chart. This is a visual representation of the data columns previously mentioned. Some people like using the data columns to track projects, while others prefer to use the more graphical Gantt view. Both represent the same data for your project.
- Task information: At the bottom of your page is the Task Information area. In this area, you can see for any individual task, all of the data relating to it.