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Use Case: Gantt chart

Alright here goes. Ill try to explain this as good as I can in english. Podio is a project management tool, without any real project management tools.. Im a project manager, and im using Podio a lot, and im very happy with it. One of the things missing though, is a Gantt chart. My idea for how this should be implemented in an easy way is this:

We currently have the ability to view our apps in different ways (badge, card, list etc.). In this list of views, a Gantt view could be added.

In the settings area of the Gantt view, it should be possible to define which field in the app should be show as the group (or phase) name. The tasks created with reference to the entries in the app, should then be shown under the groups (in this case the groups could be all the entries in the deliverable app).

In the calendar part of the Gantt chart, the duration of the created tasks and groups (deliverable entries) could be shown.

That would give us an invaluable overview off our projects, and a method of visualizing a project flow. I know this doesn't take into account, in which degree a single task is completed, but that could be added as a later functionality :)

Martin Bonde

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Couldn't agree more with this. I've been keeping an eye on Podio's plans for Gantt for ages, and it's been talked about and teased... but all that keeps coming back is the app from Bendixkeil on the app store, which is honourable, but far too basic to be useful - it's not true Gantt as it only shows one level of information - no linked sub lines like Deliverables or Tasks, and it's not fully supported. As Martin says, to be useful (and it would be extremely so to a large majority of Podio users from the Podio forums I've read) we need to have sub line data to see main Projects, linked Deliverables and associated Tasks. 

This would give Podio a MASSIVE advantage

Come on Podio!!  :)

Tim Lovell 3 votes
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No Gantt... that's a pity. It is precisely what I need. Cannot see how can you manage a project w/o a chart.

Ramon Perez-Gatell 0 votes
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I am a Podio Preferred Partner. We have started the development of a new and improved Gantt for Podio (a Podio extension). You will be able to view entries from multiple apps in the Gantt chart and you will be able to work with filtering and sorting. Read more here and sign up: gantt.bendixkiel.org

Anders Bendix Kiel 0 votes
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Do we have to leave podio to view the chart or does the solution operate within the construct of the podio space? If so how do I get my hands on it?

Robinson, Paul 0 votes
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Good to hear Martin. :-)

@Paul, we cant integrate it that close into Podio, so I am affraid that you will have to leave Podio. I would love if we could place it inside Podio, but that is not possible. Anyway I think you should take a look at it when we launch to see if it fulfill your need.

Anders Bendix Kiel 0 votes
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Do I understand correctly that signing up for smart gantt simply doubles the cost of having Podio? Thank you very much for working on a n issue for the whole Podio community, but this is really something that the Podio team needs to get behind within the current subscription as a gantt chart is really really basic (together with sub-tasks). Again thanks for trying to solve the problem!

Mario 1 vote
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@Anders Bendix Kiel how can you be a developer and say that is not possible for Podio to have its own gantt chart? That's pretty nonsensical. I won't use YET ANOTHER third party app with another pricetag.

Gantt is project management 101, if Podio won't develop such an obvious feature I won't switch to Podio. I don't think I'm the only customer Podio is losing.

Carles 1 vote