Schedule Team Projects With These Interactive Gantt Charts

Manage projects with online and real-time project scheduling

Gantt Chart

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Many software providers have modernized the classic Gantt chart to monitor a team's project schedule through interactive web-based applications. At the turn of the 20th century, Henry Lawrence Gantt, an engineer, and business management consultant, pioneered business efficiency through the famous Gantt chart. Since that time, Gantt charts, which provide a visual view of tasks scheduled over time, have been improved considerably. They offer visibility of team assignments, dynamic linking to detailed task lists, communication and activity streams, and document attachments.​

Project scheduling is an integral part of managing projects and always requires collaborative input from the team. Online project collaboration tools enable teams to enter tasks and provide real-time updates wherever you work. Each of these popular project management and collaboration tools gives you plenty of flexibility to add Gantt chart functionality to your team's work processes.

What We Like
  • Simple, customizable layout.

  • Is always synced and up to date.

What We Don't Like
  • Abundance of features is overwhelming at first.

  • One of the pricier solutions.

TeamGantt is an exclusive online Gantt chart for managing an entire project schedule. The Gantt chart's interactive workspace is where you enter tasks. As tasks are managed on the Gantt chart, you can add team assignments. Task views can be filtered to show work in progress and due dates. The project team can edit and share the Gantt chart with others as well as add notes, either attached to tasks or sent out by email.

Documents and images can be attached to tasks and downloaded to view. The tool provides ​an easy way to see where you stand with hours, project deadlines and resources in real time. 


What We Like
  • Exceptional customer support.

  • Ideal for projects with very large teams.

What We Don't Like
  • Reporting module is lacking.

  • Occasional bugs and lag.

ProjectManager offers a Gantt chart option that is easily customizable. You start by adding tasks and due dates and then assign team members to tasks. The team can access the Gantt chart online for real-time updates. You can customize the Gantt chart any way you like, and your team members can attach files and add comments or notes online.

ProjectManager also offers advanced features for use with your Gantt chart if you need them for complex projects. 

Atlassian JIRA

Atlassian Jira
What We Like
  • Large selection of plugins available to expand functionality.

  • Permits a high degree of customization.

What We Don't Like
  • Comes with a steep learning curve.

  • Some features feel excessive.

Project teams using Atlassian JIRA for software development can utilize the Gantt chart plugin. Software issues and dependencies can be displayed on a project tab panel or utilized through Gantt-Gadgets for the dashboard. You can manage the visibility of critical paths and each version of single or multiple projects.

Additional features include automatic rescheduling of tasks, subtasks, and dependencies, as well as enhanced linking for multi-project dependencies in test and release management. Export capability is provided to deliver project updates for management presentations. 


What We Like
  • Reasonably priced plan allows for unlimited users.

  • Very easy to use.

What We Don't Like
  • Lacks a mobile app.

  • Limited integrations and add-ons.

Binfire’s online project collaboration tool includes a standard interactive Gantt chart and work breakdown structures to six levels. You can apply changes in the project’s view to flow to the task levels, which are automatically renumbered. As your project schedule changes, you can easily extend or shorten tasks on the fly as well as create or remove dependencies.

An accurate representation of the project schedule, which can be managed through user permissions, is visible at all times for traditional and virtual team members


What We Like
  • Great support for mobile devices and third party integrations.

  • Free trial available.

What We Don't Like
  • Must pay extra for certain features even after purchasing a monthly plan.

  • Reporting feature needs improvement.

Wrike’s integrated project management application offers an interactive Gantt chart with two views. The Timeline view expands individual projects and task management, including drag and drop functionality and auto-updates. You can set dependencies in real time with simple adjustments.

The Resource Management view helps manage team schedules and communications. Manage the resources and track performance using this workload view. Recalibrate on the fly when needed. Projects are updatable from iPhone and Android mobile apps. 

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