Zoho Projects Gantt Charts
Visualize your Progress with Gantt Charts
Gantt charts help you plan and track your project better by giving you a visual representation of the current status of the project with respect to your initial plans. In Zoho Projects, you can easily set up dependencies and reschedule tasks using the simple drag and drop function in the built-in Gantt chart software.
Create and Edit Dependencies
Sometimes there may be tasks that are related to one another and need to follow a particular sequence. The Gantt chart maker allows you to create four types of dependencies for such tasks, edit and delete them, or adjust the time lag between dependent tasks as needed.
Identify critical tasks
The critical tasks in a project are those tasks that, if delayed, would set back the entire project. When you have a strict project deadline, there is no room for mistakes. Identify these crucial tasks in our online Gantt chart software so you can plan and assign resources accordingly.
Stay on schedule
Set up baselines in the online Gantt chart creator to compare the project progress over different periods of time. End variance helps you identify the delayed tasks that need to be taken care of, while slippage tracks tasks that haven’t started yet but have already slipped from the baseline’s end date.
Save time with templates
Depending on the work you do, you may have to run similar projects from time to time. Setting up projects all over again from scratch can be a tiresome process. Create a Gantt chart template or convert an existing project into a template and use these while creating a new project.
Get the details right
From milestones and tasks to dependencies and progress percentage, every small detail is color coded so nothing escapes your attention. Furthermore, overdue work items are highlighted in red, and whenever you create a Gantt chart, holidays and weekends are clearly marked out for you.
However simple or complex your project may be, in order to reduce scope creep and stay on track of the project schedule, you need a good project plan in place. The Gantt chart helps you visualize your entire project from a single space, plan and prioritize tasks well ahead and assign resources accordingly.
However prompt a person is in doing their assigned tasks, the ability to see how the project is moving forward as a whole is very important. Visibility into the tasks assigned to other team members helps the team better understand how the workload is distributed, what each person is working on, and how each person can contribute to make the project a success.
With increased visibility comes better communication. Most errors in a project arise because of communication gaps either due to teams working remotely or an unavailable team lead. Such errors in the very least result in a project delay. However, when all the necessary information is right there in the Gantt chart, everyone stays on the same page.
However well thought a project schedule you have in place, unforeseen circumstances or unavailability of resources will mean that you have to revise your project plans as needed. When all your project information is visible and available on a single page, and rearranging tasks is as simple as dragging and dropping, there’s no need to worry.