How to make a Gantt chart in

Graphic of man pointing at screen with "how to create a Gantt chart on", "step by step guide" text provides a range of useful task tracking tools, but the long, never-ending list view can sometimes be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Gantt view within your boards makes overseeing your projects easier by providing a visualised version of all your current and upcoming tasks.

Here is our standard board, featuring everything you’d expect: tasks labelled by status, assigned team members, and due dates. For this example, we’ve decided to tackle a house renovation! Easier said than done, I’m sure, but you’ll find all the information you need to complete the project right here on the board. However, a visual format simplifies the project’s timeline for all members involved.

 Enter the Gantt view. It displays all the same tasks as the board, but makes it easier to visualise your project’s timeline in a more straightforward and chronological format.

Screenshot of a gantt chart on

Gantt views are customisable to display your project timeline by days, weeks, months, quarters, or years.

How do you create a Gantt view in

When it comes to creating the Gantt view, it’s actually pretty simple.

Firstly, navigate up to the table bar within your board.

Screenshot of showing a board

You will see there is a “+” symbol at the far right of that bar, click it!

Screenshot showing how to add a view to a board

You’ll then see there is an option in the list called “Gantt”. Select that and your new view will appear!

How to make a Gantt chart in

How to edit the look of a Gantt chart on

When your Gantt chart first appears, it may look a bit plain. This is where customisation comes in. You can adjust the size of your chart by dragging the bottom right corner downward until you’re satisfied with its size.

Screenshot showing how to navigate to chart settings

When you are happy with the size of the chart, navigate to the three dots at the top right of the chart and select “settings”.

Screenshot showing how to navigate to chart settings

In the chart settings, you can adjust various options to make the graph clearer and more interactive for you and your team. For instance, you can select the “label by” option to display anything from the deadline date to the cost of each item. In this example, I’ve chosen to label by the name of each item within the board. features

Additionally, adjusting the “color by” option can enhance the aesthetics of your chart. Here, I’ve chosen to colour-code by task status. This customisation is crucial as it simplifies the visualisation of your chart by making it easier to identify tasks that need following up on, those that are upcoming, and those that are completed. features

How to view multiple projects on one Gantt chart

But what if you want to view more than one project (board) on the same Gantt chart? Luckily this is possible in the form of a widget! All you have to do is, create or go to one of your existing dashboards, click “Add widget” then scroll down to the “Gantt” option.

Screenshot showing how to get a Gantt view on a dashbaord

Before we go any further, we have to connect the boards that we want to show on our dashboard. Head over to the top left on the dashboard and click “Connect boards”.

Screenshot showing where to connect boards on a dashbaord

A box will appear asking you which boards you would like to connect to the dashboard. Use the search bar to find and select the boards. I have selected two of my projects to show on this dashboard, project 49 and 50. Hit “done” when you have selected all the boards you want to show on the dashboard.

Screenshot showing how to select the boards which you want to connect to your dashboard

Now you have connected the boards you want, click the 3 dots on the top right of the Gantt chart widget and hit “settings”.

Once in the settings, scroll down until you see the “Boards” panel.

Now select the boards that you want to show on the Gantt chart, you can always add more by clicking the “Add boards for this widget” button underneath the options.

Screenshot showing how to add more board connections to a widget

Here’s the finished product! You can now view both projects on the same Gantt chart, allowing you to compare deadlines, see where projects are against others and keep an eye on overall progression without having to go into individual boards.

Screenshot showing the finished Gantt chart widget on the dashboard

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