Gantt Views in inMotion ignite gives users a dynamic way to view the timeline and dependencies between tasks and proofs within a project. With Gantt views, users can set and adjust start dates, due dates, and dependencies on tasks and proofs. Gantt Views make it easy to identify the impact that adjusting the schedule of work will have on the overall project schedule. This helps creative teams efficiently manage projects and hit deadlines to meet SLAs with stakeholders. Some of the features in Gantt Views include:
- Start and end dates of a task or proof
- The name of each work item
- Membership on each work item
- Status of each work item
- Duration of each work item
- Dependent relationships between work items
Here are three ways that Gantt Views in inMotion ignite help creative teams manage projects better:
See the full project timeline in one glance
Perhaps the most important value that Gantt Views offer is the ability to visualize the entire project timeline in a single glance. Previously, project managers would have to use calendars or date stamps to see when each work item in a project was due. Not only did this slow project managers down by requiring them to manually compile a mental visual of the project timeline, but it also made it harder to spot gaps or errors in the project timeline. Being able to see all the work of the project, including the duration of each work item, is crucial to being able to manage projects effectively and hit deadlines.
Set the start and due dates for tasks and proofs quickly
One thing that sets apart Gantt Views in inMotion ignite is their interactivity. Not only can users see their entire project timeline in one view, they can also quickly set the start and due dates for each task with simple, quick drag and drop motions. When you need to adjust the dates for multiple work items Bulk Date Shifting allows you to quickly select multiple work items and drag and drop them to the correct dates. This means that project managers can get projects set up and running faster and more easily.
Make adjustments to dependencies and key work details within Gantt Views
The interactivity in inMotion ignite’s Gantt Views doesn’t stop at date setting. Project managers can also edit task membership and dependencies directly on the Gantt view. It’s also important to remember that projects often continue to evolve after kickoff, resulting in schedule changes. With Gantt Views, project managers in inMotion ignite can make any necessary adjustments to the project timeline and immediately see the impact of those changes, giving them the ability to proactively manage changes and keep hitting deadlines on time!
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Elise Hauser is a product and content marketer with a passion for telling brand stories. She has produced inMotionNow’s annual In-House Creative Management Report for 3 years, webinars, content sessions for major industry events reaching audiences of 1,000+, and of course, countless blog posts. When Elise isn’t writing about the marketing and creative industry at inMotionNow she is teaching economics and hanging out with her cat, Tucker, at her home in Raleigh, NC.