BrightWork has released the newest update (15.17) to its project and portfolio management solution for SharePoint On-Premises. With the updated version comes a host of new and exciting features that improve BrightWork.
This release was primarily focussed on enhancing the recently introduced Gantt Chart Web Part, a powerful project management scheduling tool. Project scheduling is crucial to project management success and the best way to visualize and work your project schedule is through Gantt Charts. The latest enhancements include:
- Gantt Drag and Drop: Move items instantly on the Gantt Timeline
- Gantt Zoom in and out: Get better visibility
- Gantt Calculate Schedule: Adjust Gantt items and instantly calculate the entire schedule.
Gantt Drag and Drop
In BrightWork 15.17, the modern Gantt Chart web part has been enhanced to support dragging and dropping items. This gives project managers an instant, visual and practical method of updating their schedule.
Users can move tasks and summary tasks on the timeline, and changes to the start and finish dates will be instantly reflected in the SharePoint list.
Users can also extend and contract the lengths of items by dragging and dropping the start or finish of an item on the Gantt timeline.
This speeds up processes as previously, users could only update items through SharePoint lists.
Gantt Zoom in and Out
Simple functionality that makes a world of difference!
Being able to zoom in and out of the Gantt timeline allows project managers to get both high-level, overall visibility across a range of dates (days, months and years).
Conversely, users can now zoom in to easily see the specific task start and finish dates on the Gantt.
This functionality obviously compliments the ability to drag and drop items, giving project managers more control over their timeline.
Gantt Calculate Schedule
The BrightWork in-browser task scheduler is one of our most popular features. Users can easily calculate the task schedule by simply adding tasks with duraitons, a start date for the first task and predecessors.
With one click, you can calculate your entire project schedule. If tasks are delayed or finish ahead of time, simply adjust the task durations and re-calculate.
The latest release of BrightWork extends this capability from the project task list to the Gantt chart web part.
Once you have dragged and dropped your tasks to the appropriate start or finish date, the schedule is instantly, automatically updated or manually through a new button in the gantt chart toolbar.
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