Gantt Chart Add-on

Gantt charts are commonly used for visual representation of tasks and their progress w.r.t to assigned time.

Clarity | Communication | Collaboration | Efficiency

  • Multi-level task hierarchies
  • Task Dependencies
  • Milestone Management
  • Critical Path Analysis

Description

Gantt charts are commonly used for visual representation of tasks and their associated times. The usual interpretation is Gantt Charts provide vivid display of tasks, tasks sequence, dependencies and their progress w.r.t to assigned time. It helps teams to understand the overall influence and reasons of project delays giving the advantage to correct them with improved project schedule management.

Features / Benefits

  • Operational Efficiency across teams and organization
  • Improved time management and productivity
  • Heightened awareness around task dependencies and their impact
  • Adequate clarity around project progress leads to team motivation
  • Increased collaboration and real time status update
  • Teams are clear about their tasks, their role and expected outcomes

What do I Need?

Proactive readiness to deal with strategic and operational delays

Multi-level Task Hierarchies

Provides single platform with highly interactive graphical view of project milestones, tasks, their dependencies and timelines

Task Dependencies

Easily identify & manage parent-child task relationships for quick view of the project execution flow

Tasks & Milestones

Quick and Easy milestone & task mapping and management

Critical Path

Real time visibility of project completion

Ease of Use

Intuitive Drag and drop and array of other quick task management buttons

Organizational Goal Mgmt

Helps set mutually understood goals (tasks) and drive efforts towards desired results

My Problems

Lack of clarity around project and task schedules

Lack of adequate communication around task status updates

Unable to visualize impact of task progress on team progress and overall project delivery.

Lack of visibility of team’s utilization and overloading resources with tasks

Unaware of task dependencies and struggling with task completion

Inability to proactively identify scope changes or risks of breaching timelines

What You Need
  1. Apache with 'mod_rewrite'
  2. Enable curl in php.ini
  3. Change the 'post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize' to 200Mb in php.ini
    • PHP 5.4 or higher and less than PHP 7
    • MySQL 4.1 or higher
    • If STRICT mode is On, turn it Off.
Installation Steps

Add-on Installer Installation:-

  1. Make sure to keep a backup of your existing "app" folder of your current working directory.
  2. Extract the zip file(AddonInstaller-V1.0.zip) to your desktop.
  3. Remove the existing "app" folder from your working directory then copy and paste the extracted "app" folder inside "AddonInstaller-V1.0" to your working directory.
  4. If you are using local machine as storage (excluding Amazon S3), please replace the folder, named "files" inside the "app/webroot" folder from the back up to the current "app/webroot" folder.
  5. Give write permission to "app/Config", "app/tmp", "app/Plugin" and "app/webroot" folders.
  6. Import the "installer.sql" files from the extracted files to your current database. If you have already imported installer.sql before then no need to import it again. Only exception is if you are finding any new version of installer.sql then import to your current database.
  7. Do necessary changes to "constants.php" and "database.php" inside "app/Config" folder again as you have done earlier. For Example SMTP email credentials in constants.php and database credentials in database.php.
  8. Run your website once. Ex.
    http://localhost/orangescrum (if you are using localhost)
    http://127.0.0.1/orangescrum (if you are using IP)
    http://myprojects.orangescrum.com (if you are using any valid domain)
    Note: if you are facing any issue or seeing any blank page after doing all the above steps, then just do the following once.
  9. Replace "Configure::write('debug',0);" with "Configure::write('debug',2);" in the app/Config/core.php. Run the web url once and restore the debug value to 0 again. i.e Configure::write('debug',0);
    Congratulations!!

Add-on Installation:-

  1. Download the Add-on zip file.
  2. Place the downloaded zip file(Ex. Timelog-V1.0.zip) in the "app/webroot" folder.
  3. Log in to the application.
  4. To install the add-on (Ex. Time log add-on) run below link once and follow the instructions. Ex. http://..../install/ganttchart (for GanttChart add-on)
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