Gantt charts have been around for a long time - what was missing was the ability to actually use the Gantt chart to execute your project.
With Gantt charts, Hive allows you to plan and execute your project, all in the same tool. Let's take a look.
Create a Project in Gantt View
Go to the project navigator and select +New Project
Give it a title and add description, due date, and attachments as needed
Select sharing settings (you can read more about that here)
Choose 'Gantt View' as your project layout and select create
It should open your new Gantt project. Click +Add an action, type the name, and press enter. Just click on the Gantt chart to give it a start date and deadline. See it in action in the GIF below.
In no time, your project plan is all set up!
Updating Gantt View
Once you've created a Gantt view, there are lots of ways to customize it for your needs.
Changing the timeline
Gantt view is defaulted to show you a timeline of several months, but you can change it. You can zoom in to look a few weeks or zoom out to look at a project over a whole year.
If you want to make your Gantt view bigger, you can expand it to cover your whole screen.
Click circle and drag to the beginning of the next action
Expand all actions and subactions at once.
You can also customize your Gantt view and enable or disable different columns based on your needs. These include Status, Start and End date, Duration, Predecessor, Assignee, Estimate, and Total time Tracked.
If you have the Duration column enabled, you can see the total project duration which can be extremely handy. The duration is calculated based on the start date of the first action, the due date of the last action, and the number of working days between those days.
From Gantt view you can export to PDF, PNG, Microsoft Project, and Excel, as well as limit the date range and hide assignees on the image exports.