Here is our list of 10 simple, and yet powerful Gantt chart features that software developers who work on a scheduling application should look for:
- Interactive, intuitive drag & drop interactions should be allowed.
- You should be able to work with multiple dates for one task so that you can plan scenarios.
- The Gantt chart should be able to display dependencies between the tasks (when needed).
- Data should get grouped, and you need to be able to have either a summary bar or an optimized node arrangement for grouped data.
- Your Gantt chart should be able to follow status-based business rules.
- Your Gantt chart needs to change its look & feel following events-based business rules.
- A Gantt chart is the 2-dimensional representation of a multi dimensional scheduling challenges. Make sure, you can change views easily.
- It is essential that your Gantt diagram shows workfree times - if needed on group or even on activity level.
- Make sure you can visualize capacity usage with a histogram.
- Powerful scheduling solutions often require to work with multiple Gantt charts on one screen.
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Aren't these simple, but powerful features? What are your expectations on advanced Gantt chart capabilities? Please let us know, and we will enhance this list ...