Re: [Dorset] OSS Gantt Chart sw

2021-04-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Thanks for the insights Terry, that's useful because this is my first 
time using Gantt charting software.


I probably don't need any of those fancy features for my project but I 
will keep it in mind.


Hamish

On 26/03/2021 17:17, Terry Coles wrote:

On Friday, 26 March 2021 15:58:41 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:

I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart
software, which you can find at:

Being an ex Project Manager I couldn't resist downloading this.  It seems to
work and it's pretty easy to use, but I wouldn't want to try to manage a big
project with it.

Things I would seriously miss are:

* The ability to enter Task Durations in hours and not just days.
* The ability to give resources a Work Calendar so that their availability is
defined across the project and not just for 'days off'.  (By this I mean how
many hours per week they work.)
* The ability to allocate a resource to a Task based on the above work
calendar.

I'm sure there are lots of other things that maybe other PMs would like to see
but the above matches my workflow which was:

* Estimate each activity in hours and then enter the task duration in hours.
* Allocate the Resources.
* The tool then sets the elapsed time in days. weeks or months based on the
Resource Calendars.

The tool therefore provides a prediction of the end date that takes into
account the availability of all the resources as well as the work required.

Picky I know, but my Projects were not noted for overrunning.  (I did get a
'talking to' once for coming in early.  :-)  )

I know I could pay my $5 and ask for the above, but I no longer have a real
need for a Project Management Tool.



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Re: [Dorset] OSS Gantt Chart sw

2021-03-26 Thread John Carlyle-Clarke
Whenever I needed something like this, I always went for Taskjuggler (
https://taskjuggler.org/ ). It definitely has quite a steep learning curve
but it's very powerful. That said, I am most definitely not a professional
project manager (or even a decent amateur one).

The fact that it had no GUI and you express all the data and constraints in
a DSL appealed to my way of thinking.

On Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 17:17 Terry Coles,  wrote:

> On Friday, 26 March 2021 15:58:41 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
> > I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart
> > software, which you can find at:
>
> Being an ex Project Manager I couldn't resist downloading this.  It seems
> to
> work and it's pretty easy to use, but I wouldn't want to try to manage a
> big
> project with it.
>
> Things I would seriously miss are:
>
> * The ability to enter Task Durations in hours and not just days.
> * The ability to give resources a Work Calendar so that their availability
> is
> defined across the project and not just for 'days off'.  (By this I mean
> how
> many hours per week they work.)
> * The ability to allocate a resource to a Task based on the above work
> calendar.
>
> I'm sure there are lots of other things that maybe other PMs would like to
> see
> but the above matches my workflow which was:
>
> * Estimate each activity in hours and then enter the task duration in
> hours.
> * Allocate the Resources.
> * The tool then sets the elapsed time in days. weeks or months based on
> the
> Resource Calendars.
>
> The tool therefore provides a prediction of the end date that takes into
> account the availability of all the resources as well as the work required.
>
> Picky I know, but my Projects were not noted for overrunning.  (I did get
> a
> 'talking to' once for coming in early.  :-)  )
>
> I know I could pay my $5 and ask for the above, but I no longer have a
> real
> need for a Project Management Tool.
>
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Re: [Dorset] OSS Gantt Chart sw

2021-03-26 Thread Terry Coles
On Friday, 26 March 2021 15:58:41 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
> I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart
> software, which you can find at:

Being an ex Project Manager I couldn't resist downloading this.  It seems to 
work and it's pretty easy to use, but I wouldn't want to try to manage a big 
project with it.

Things I would seriously miss are:

* The ability to enter Task Durations in hours and not just days.
* The ability to give resources a Work Calendar so that their availability is 
defined across the project and not just for 'days off'.  (By this I mean how 
many hours per week they work.)
* The ability to allocate a resource to a Task based on the above work 
calendar.

I'm sure there are lots of other things that maybe other PMs would like to see 
but the above matches my workflow which was:

* Estimate each activity in hours and then enter the task duration in hours.
* Allocate the Resources.
* The tool then sets the elapsed time in days. weeks or months based on the 
Resource Calendars.

The tool therefore provides a prediction of the end date that takes into 
account the availability of all the resources as well as the work required.

Picky I know, but my Projects were not noted for overrunning.  (I did get a 
'talking to' once for coming in early.  :-)  )

I know I could pay my $5 and ask for the above, but I no longer have a real 
need for a Project Management Tool.

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