You can change the terminology and rename modules. To avoid confusion check the module icon which is unalterable.


The Gantt module is all you need to manage your project or portfolio. Use it to prepare and visualize your project schedule or roadmap, monitor and control the execution, and generate reports by aggregating your task data or using advanced export features.

The Gantt module includes four key elements:

  • Customizable task list (WBS) that presents almost any Jira or built-in fields as columns with aggregated data

  • Timeline with tasks and dependencies that visualizes your work items and includes auto-scheduling

  • Resources panel that shows your resources’ workload

  • Infobar that highlights the most important information related to your project, e.g. Overdue tasks, Critical path, Dependencies, and Milestones

Use the Gantt to show you project schedules or to visualize your product roadmap:


Example of the Gantt module visualising the sub-Boxes:

 

Main features 

The table below lists the main features of the Gantt module:

Feature

Description

Box switcherNavigate between Boxes, change the currently viewed Box or to narrow the scope to a Sub-Box.
Scenario mode

Try different variants of you plan, compare the results, and find the best one.

+ Add task

Use this option to add tasks by:

      • Creating new tasks in the Host platform (the Host platform is the Jira instance you are currently using)
      • Importing tasks (requires BigTemplate App)
      • Cloning existing tasks
Data

Add the following features to all tasks within the Box scope:

      • Organize taskschange the order your tasks in an ascending or descending way, based on fields added as columns using the Column Views
      • Task modeenable auto-scheduling or plan your task manually
      • Baselinescreate and display time baselines for your tasks
      • Group tasksmulti-level group your tasks and count tasks in each group
      • Re-syncre-trigger the full synchronization of your Box (requires Box Admin security role)

View

Change the view options to include more information in the Gantt chart or show additional features:

      • Layout—adjust the row height so that you can fit more more tasks on the screen and show larger portion of your schedule. You can also add grid lines to distinguish between dates.
      • Baselinesset project baselines to compare initial and actual schedules
      • Critical pathhighlight tasks on the critical path that determine project duration
      • Period warningshow the position of parent tasks calculated based on its children tasks
      • Progressshow task progress directly on the taskbar
Taskbar

Show task information using labels added to the task on the timeline or change the task colors based on status or manually:

Dependency

Visualize two types of dependencies using Gantt:

      • Strong links
      • Soft links
Show / Hide Resources

Use the Resources panel to see the workload of each resource (assignee).

When enabled, an additional icon with Resources settings will appear:

Effort modes:

      • Original estimate
      • Remaining estimate

Aggregations:

      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Monthly

Export

Export your work as:

      • MS Project: MPP, XML, PDF
      • MS Excel: XLSX
      • CSV
      • PDF image

Export requires the BigTemplate App.

Column ViewsCustomise the task list to display available fields as columns. You can save your Column View and mark it as favorite.
Column configurationConfigure the columns the way you need. Configuration options depend on the type of field added to the view.
Manage Column ViewsAdd or remove columns within the task list. When you add or remove fields the current Column View is modified but will not be saved automatically.
Filters

Add your favourite filters to the header and filter the list tasks to see only the items which you are interested in. There are two types of filters:

Search Box

Use the search box to filter out unwanted information. Choose between two modes:

      • Text search
      • JQL
Timeline zoomZoom in and out, move to the current date, or fit all your tasks on the timeline.
Timeline settings

Show additional elements on the timeline:

Task structure

Indent and outdent your tasks manually or move them up and down the list. The manual structure might be in conflict with the active structure builders in which case a warning will be displayed.

Deleting tasksYou can delete the tasks from the the list in which case the task will be also removed from the Host and External platforms (in case of connecting with other External Platforms such as Trello or other Jira instances).
Infobar

Show more information about your tasks:

Mini map

Enable a mini map to navigate through the whole timeline with a single click.