Project Management and Gantt Charts

Project Management and Gantt Charts

Create and work with a Gantt chart

When you switch your sheet or report to Gantt View, tasks appear as bars in a timeline....

Adjust the Gantt chart timeline

The Gantt chart has four timeline zoom levels: quarter, month, week and day....

Modify Project Settings

Right-click any column header while in the Grid and Gantt views of your sheet and select Edit Project Settings....

Define working days, non-working days, and holidays on a project sheet

Here are a few things to keep in mind about non-working days and holidays in Smartsheet: If you are viewing your Gantt chart in days, non-working da...

Set baselines on a project sheet

​When you enable baselines, you can view the project baseline summary to see the overall project status....

Enable Dependencies and use Predecessors

Once you enable Dependencies, your sheet has the following functionality: Altering the start or end date on the predecessor immediately adjusts the da...

Project sheet columns: Start Date, End Date, Duration, % Complete and Predecessors

If you enable dependencies in the Start Date, End Date, Duration, % Complete, and Predecessors columns, you can't use formulas....

Create a milestone to mark a significant event in your project

A milestones is represented by a grey diamond image in the Gantt chart, centered on the provided start time....

Parent rollup functionality

The Start Date for a parent is the earliest start date from all of its child rows....

Track the critical path in a project

Your Critical Path is the longest distance between the start and the finish dates of your project, including all the tasks and their duration, which g...

Highlight the Driving Path of a Subtask

The driving path is based on predecessor relationships. You can enable it to quickly find tasks that encroach on a vital task’s start date....

Refine critical path with the summary path

The summary path helps you identify tasks that affect the end date of a parent task.

Legacy Resource Management and allocation

Legacy Resource Management (RM) is no longer available for new users....

Legacy resource allocation with project resource view

Legacy Resource Management (RM) is no longer available for new users....

Sheet Summary

Define your work with sheet summary

Use the sheet summary pane to define, organize, and report information related to your work....

Provide context to symbols with a sheet summary legend

In your sheet summary: Add a Text/Number field at the top of your sheet summary with a description of the legend....

Sheet summary tips and best practices

Take advantage of sheet summary to display overall project metrics, tag sheets with custom metadata for better search, and more....

Standardize sheet summaries across sheets

Use batch copy to help keep sheet summaries consistent across up to 20 sheets.

Calculate key project metrics with sheet summary formulas

Automatically calculate budget summaries, aggregate project status and project health, and more by placing formulas in sheet summary fields....