Infinity's Gantt chart view will be useful to anyone who needs to visualize a timeline for their long-term projects, and capture start and end dates in one simple view.
It's a great solution for project planning, product roadmaps, growth experiments, event planning, and more, since it shows you at a glance everything that needs to be done, when, and in what order.
Each bar in your Gantt chart represents an item.
To add a new item in the Gantt view, simply click anywhere in the chart. If you're starting to create a Gantt from scratch, you will first be asked to set a date range.
If you don't have a start and an end date, you can create them in that same window.
However, if you added your items in another view and then switched to Gantt, keep in mind that you’ll be able to see them only if you have your start and end date attributes in place.
Once you add an item to your Gantt chart, you need to type in its name in order to save it. When you're done, just hit enter.
To further customize your new item, click on it directly from your Gantt chart until a modal or a sidebar opens up.
Whenever you hover over one of the items, you will see its name, as well as the start and end dates added to it.
Once you add the first items to your new Gantt chart, you'll be able to choose how you want to view them, filter and group them.
For now, let's talk about the basics.
In Infinity's Gantt view, it's possible to easily change the date range of every item in your chart simply by dragging it from one of its ends.
Hover over the item you want to change dates for until you see blue borders on both of its sides, and an arrow symbol. Press and drag the end or the beginning of your item to the desired date.
You can do this whenever you need to and when your project details change.
In addition to this, you can also drag and drop your items to different date fields.
When creating items in your Gantt chart, all of them will be white and won't really stand out in this view. However, there's an easy way to change this.
If you have a Label attribute in place in a different view in your board and have assigned it to your items, you can group them in your Gantt chart using this label.
In case you don't have a label and are creating a Gantt from scratch, you will need to create a new label e.g. Status or Priority, and then assign those labels to your items.
When you're done, click on the Group button in the bar above your chart and select the label you created.
Once grouped, your items will take the color of the label assigned to them, and they will be neatly grouped by the names of the labels. You'll also be able to see the exact number of items that fall under a certain label.
In our Gantt view, it’s possible to view your items and projects in a couple of different ways. To change the overview, just click on the Month button next to your dates.
The yearly overview will allow you to see all your projects by month for a single year. That way, you'll always know which project should be completed in which month.
You can easily move your items between different months if the situation calls for it.
The monthly overview will let you view your items/bars by weeks for every month. And just like in the yearly overview, you can move your items around and change dates.
If you've got some projects that you need to complete on a weekly basis, then the weekly overview is for you. This is the best way to see the exact start and end dates of your projects, as you see the dates at the top of the chart.
As its name states, the daily overview will help you see your current and upcoming projects by days in your chart. Scroll from left to right to easily keep track of them all.
On the far right, next to the Undated Items button, you will see a Today button. By clicking on it, you'll be able to see all the items that have today's date as your start or end date.
Next to the overview switcher, you'll find the ‘Undated Items’ button. By clicking on it, a sidebar will open to your right, where you’ll get to see all the items that don’t have start and end dates assigned to them.
These are usually items that you created in another view and that didn't require start/end dates at the time.
If needed, you can just drag and drop any undated items to a date field on your chart, and then easily change its start and end dates.
In Infinity, you can move the items around your Gantt chart easily using drag and drop, and you can also shorten and prolong any deadlines by moving the beginning and ending of your item back and forth.