Gantt Chart Module

The Gantt Chart module is an additional plugin for Feng Office only available for the Professional Edition.

Once the plugin is installed and activated, you will be able to represent phases and activities of a project breakdown structure and the flow it should have.

On the other hand, it will also help you manage resources and their schedules through a Gantt Chart view, which is very helpful to know whether they are available or not and how busy they are.

Accessing the Gantt Chart view

In order to access the view, you have to do the following:

  1. Go to the Tasks tab
  2. Select View as Gantt as shown below

Note: If you would like to go back to the previous view, just select View as List afterwards.

Colour coding

The tasks will be displayed with different colours:

  • Yellow: Total amount of time for that group
  • Blue: Pending tasks, but not due yet
  • Red: Pending and due tasks
  • Green: Completed tasks

When its background is filled in, it means that the task has been worked on (it is related to the completed percent of the task). Otherwise, only the borders will have a different colour.

Using the Gantt Chart view

Please bear in mind that tasks will be shown in the Gantt Chart only if they have a start date or a due date.

Filtering and grouping

You may play with the tasks filters and change the Assigned to value or Group by one for instance.

The following picture illustrates the tasks grouped by their Due date:

The colour in the bars is used to represent the amount of time someone has already spent on it, and its completeness level. The blue ones represent the tasks per se, whereas the orange one represents the grouping.

You may also do the grouping by Assigned to as well:

Drag & Drop interaction

Through a drag & drop interaction you will be able to do one of the following actions:

  1. Change the task start date
  2. Change the task due date

Changing the task start date

You first have to click on the task in question (and hold the click):

Then, you would just have to move your mouse to the desired date and release the mouse click:

Changing the task due date

You first have to click on the task right border (and hold the click):

Then, you would just have to move your mouse to the desired date and release the mouse click.


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gantt_chart.txt · Last modified: 2014-04-08 11:06 by nicolas
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