Ext Gantt Chart: A complete Project Management tool for ox zion

Ext Gantt Chart: A complete Project Management tool for ox zion

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Using the Gantt, we have saved about 10 hours per week on project planning. A manual change to the plan which used to take 5-10 minutes can now be performed in a few seconds by the Project managers, and they need not be very computer savvy. On top of that, the easy-to-use code of the component has allowed us to quickly make adjustments to the setup when needed. Summing up, the use of Ext Gantt for Vantage Agora’s Club VA has been a major success and is perfect support partner of Club VA in providing Operational Excellence that has been the target of all users within and outside the Organization.

Club VA  is a Social Enterprise Platform architected to increase your “Operational Excellence”. Imagine a service that combines the informality of social media with the context-rich environments of email, document management, and project tracking and performance measurement. Together they form a Project and Performance Management environment that tracks ,logs ,refines ,audits and reports on the daily performance of people ,projects and processes .Now , as in the Key Six Sigma principles and gaming methods to calibrate and report on an individual ,team ,department ,etc. Finally, provides an Executive Dashboard for Business intelligence and Decision-making.

 

Using Bryntum’s Ext. Gantt chart.

Club VA  works in an organized manner helps the employees at all levels of hierarchy to monitor their task ,tickets and Controls Projects .Now when it comes to project management Gantt Chart is the most basic and fundamental tool to monitor the project. Gantt chart monitors each step of the project planning not only precisely but with high precision as well .This helps the whole team to be on the same page and know what the most critical path of the project is. We then came across the Bryntum’s Ext. Gantt chart APIs. Since August 2014 Vantage Agora’s Enterprise Social Platform Club VA has used the Ext Gantt chart to publish and monitor the project plan. The Project plan is categorized and divided into steps in the form of Tickets assigned to various team member according to their job roles and every category have a parent ticket to monitor the start and end dates of the subordinate . All this saved in the cloud database and just by one click which redirect you to the Ext Gantt Chart view where you can have a bird eye view of the whole project in a single page, where everything is intuitive, the deadline of the project, steps of the project in a sequential manner and even the most critical path of the project and all these combine efforts with the help of Ext Gantt Chart takes the project towards operational excellence. Below are few images which show one of our Project Plan view in Ext Gantt Chart.


Fig. 1 One of our major Project Plan


Fig. 2 Critical Path view in Ext. Gantt Chart of our project plan

Implementation details.

With a little help from the Bryntum dev. Support team, we implemented our own subclass of the Ext Gantt component. We extracted the Project Plan from the database in json format and made it complied with the APIs of Ext Gantt Chart. Since the project plan dependency keeps vitiating according to the clients requirement and needs it was easy to drag the task bars to change the dates and further editing. We implemented most of features quite easily and also added support for constraining the dragging. Other than that, we found pretty much all other features we required to be supported by the Gantt chart, like validation, zooming and export to PDF and even Microsoft Project plan importimplementation. Our corporate IT policy mandates the use of IE9 and the Ext Gantt Chart supports it just fine with good performance.

The Result

Using the Gantt, we have saved about 10 hours per week on project planning. A manual change to the plan which used to take 5-10 minutes can now be performed in a few seconds by the Project managers, and they need not be very computer savvy. On top of that, the easy-to-use code of the component has allowed us to quickly make adjustments to the setup when needed. Summing up, the use of Ext Gantt for Vantage Agora’s Club VA has been a major success and is perfect support partner of Club VA in providing Operational Excellence that has been the target of all users within and outside the Organization.

Harsha

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