We know that the job of a project manager can sometimes feel like a circus act, especially when it comes to keeping projects going in the right direction. Global Gantt, a feature exclusive to Premier customers, now makes those efforts even easier by showing you where all your projects are, how your task plan measures up to your project’s schedule, and more. Let’s take a closer look at what Premier members can do with this new view.
Get Started Fast and Easily
To access the Global Gantt Chart, navigate to Projects in the left-hand navigation, then click on the Gantt Chart icon in the upper right-hand area.
Please note: This icon will only display in your Projects area if you have a Premier account.
Dive in and Dive Out
Global Gantt is a “read only” view showing which projects are on track (in green) or off track (in red). To see how your task plan compares against your projects’ scheduled start and due dates, you can use the Project Schedule Dates (Proj. Dates) button. If you need to make changes or updates to a specific project plan, you can go directly to that project’s Gantt Chart by clicking on the project’s name on the left.
Customize Your View
Customize your Global Gantt view by using the search field or the project columns. You can use the search function to see only specific projects at a time; just search by project name, project lead, or group to view projects for a particular client, region, or department. To sort your Global Gantt chart by duration, start date, percent complete, and more, hover over any of the columns listed to the left of the timeline.
Some Tips and Tricks From the Mavens:
- To get the most out of this view, add start and due dates to your projects so you can compare your project’s schedule against your project’s tasks.
- The Gantt bar start and due dates are determined from the earliest task start date and latest task due date.
- View other key information like your project’s duration, budget, burn rate, and the amount paid in the project details section to the left.