Project > When view: This view allows you to display and organize your tasks in a timeline. This view is the representation of a Gantt chart.
You can perform several actions, you will find the list below:
- Plan a project
- Create and schedule a task
- Reschedule, extend or shorten a task
- Create a sequence of tasks
- Create links and fixed links between tasks
- Create milestones
- Display task status
- Display overtime
- Display planned and achieved time logs
- Timesheet display
- Change display settings
- Print the schedule in PDF
Plan a project in the When view
Note: Changes made in one view are automatically carried over to the other views of the project (What and Who).
Create and schedule a new task
Use the “New task” field below the task list to add a new task to the project. Once you have typed the name of the task, hit “Enter” or click on the “+” .
Schedule an existing task (not yet scheduled) directly in the schedule. On the line corresponding to this task in the schedule, click on the start or end date of your task:
Once this task is added to the schedule, you will be able to change its duration.
Reschedule, extend or shorten a task
To modify the duration or dates of a task directly in the schedule:
- To reschedule a task, use drag-and-drop
- To extend or shorten a task, position your cursor at one end of the task and use the handles to change the duration
If this modification affects one or several linked tasks, these tasks are automatically moved. If a milestone task prevents moving, this limit is indicated by an orange zone.
To modify the duration or dates of a task in the task details panel:
Click on a task in the schedule to display the When tab of the task details window. You can then change the dates, times and duration.
Create a sequence of tasks
Create links and fixed links between tasks
Use the links between the tasks if the tasks must be carried out in a specific order. For example, if task B cannot start until task A is completed. Use fixed links if the duration between tasks is a fixed and non-compressible period.
Links and fixed links :
To learn more, read our article dedicated to links.
Milestones are important steps in a project. They mark a deadline, a stopping point in a process. It can be a delivery date, a step requiring validation…
To learn more, read our article dedicated to milestones.
Display task status
A color code is used to display the status of tasks according to their schedule:
- Red: late
- Orange: in progress
- Gray: coming soon
- Green: finished
In the « When » view, the colors of the task status are displayed as follows :
When the time logged on a task exceed its scheduled duration, the excess is materialized in the form of hatches.
Visualize the planned timelogs and the achieved timelogs
The « When » view enables you to visualize the planned times and the achieved times on each task. To do this you need to switch (at the bottom of the screen) to which times you want to see in your Gantt chart.
Planned or achieved times are visible with a darker color on the tasks.
You can use the toggle button at the top left to switch to the time-sheet by task list and by task.
Visit this article dedicated to the display of timesheet to learn more.
Change display settings
- You can display your tasks in chronological order, by task list, in a custom order or by task number. Click on the drop-down menu on top of the list of tasks to change the display. In the custom order, use drag-and-drop to organize the tasks within the list.
- Use the filters at the top right to customize the display (by member, smart-tag, task status, labels)
- Use the calendar icon at the bottom right to choose a display date and the arrows to navigate.
- You can also use the mini-map to the left of the calendar to see your whole project. Click on a specific area to display it.
- Adjust the zoom level with the slider and the icons at the bottom right.
- Project > “Settings” icon in the top right corner of the window to customize display options. For more information, please read the article dedicated to display options of a project.
Print the schedule in PDF
If you want to share your planning outside Beesbusy, you can make a PDF print.
For that you have to click on the icon located on the top right of the When view of the project:
A pop-up window opens, allowing you to select the period you wish to print:
Click on the “Generate PDF” button to enable PDF printing of your schedule:
You can now download the PDF file, or print it on paper.