Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video View projects as Gantt charts, part of OmniPlan 3 Essential Training.
- Before we move further with OmniPlan, I wanted to take a moment to talk in a little more detail about the Gantt chart, or waterfall style chart, for project management. You can see that we have a fully executed project open, and in fact, it's the exact same project we were just looking at. We haven't made any changes, and we're just going to talk a little bit about what we're seeing here. And you'll also notice that we're in task view, which is where this Gantt chart is represented, and that's what you see here in the center.
So briefly, what you're looking at in a Gantt chart are tasks that are connected by dependencies, those are the thin gray lines, and also milestones, which are the diamonds, and those are the principal parts of a Gantt chart. It is a chart that's designed to see tasks' relationships to each other, and how they add up into cumulative goals, which are called milestones. So one of the important parts about OmniPlan is simply learning to look at and use these diagrams to make the most of the relationships between tasks in a project.
So if you've never spent time with this in any piece of software, it's a good idea just to take a look at how these things relate to each other in the Gantt chart.
The course explains how to most efficiently create and assign resources, including grouping resources, assigning duration and effort, and modifying individual schedule expectations. Learn how to use views; track project progress with critical paths, Gantt charts, and baselines; and configure different project settings. Chapter 9 shows how to work with OmniPlan Pro's expanded feature set, including Monte Carlo simulations and the multiproject dashboard.
- Navigating the OmniPlan interface
- Viewing projects as Gantt charts
- Starting new projects
- Creating milestones, tasks, and dependencies
- Grouping and splitting tasks
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Working with the Calendar and Network views
- Checking and finalizing a project plan
- Gauging progress with baselines
- Configuring start and end dates, styles, templates, and more
- Working with OmniPlan Pro
Skill Level Beginner
1. Navigate the Interface
2. Work with Projects and Project Elements
3. Work with Tasks
4. Work with Resources
5. Calendar and Network Views
6. Finalize a Project Plan
7. Gauge Progress with Baselines
8. Project Configuration
9. OmniPlan Pro
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