- What the various activities are
- When each activity begins and ends
- How long each activity is scheduled to last
- Where activities overlap with other activities, and by how much
- The start and end date of the whole project
I came across Gantter, which is a free cloud-based project management tool that offers a variety of features including integration with Google.
Gantter offers the similar functions as most popular desktop scheduling applications however with the added advantage of being able to access it from a web browser and storing files online. Microsoft Project users will be pleased to see that projects can easily be migrated to the application as well as being able import existing MS Project files into Gantter.
You will then be taken to the login page. If you don’t have an existing Google, Facebook or LinkedIn account, click on the New to Gantter? Register now! link on the right hand of the page:
You will notice from the main view that there are 5 fields: Name, Duration, Start, Finish, Predecessors, and Resources:
From the menu above I would recommend that you have Autosave switched on.
Creating activities is quick and easy, simply provide a name and then complete the timescales and any resources you may require to complete the activity:
Saving your project
Gantter offers a number of ways to save or download your project from Google Drive, PDF or PGN. For MS Project users you will be interested to see that you can either save (offline) the file or export it to MS Project.