Visual Scheduling Tips & Tricks

The Two Gantt Charts view

In this view, the order backlog is displayed in a second Gantt chart below the Allocation Gantt

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Elements and symbols in the Allocation Gantt

Calendar

A calendar in the background of the Gantt chart shows weekends in grey, working times in white. By clicking the according icons, weekends can either be hidden or shown.

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Bars

Each service item line is represented by a bar, its color depending of the order's priority level.


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Priority

The orders are categorized by their urgency, different colors indicating different states of priority.

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The response date

The response date is indicated by a milestone symbol taking different shapes depending on the status of the resource/resource group:

  • Expanded resource group/resource: The allocation is earlier than the response date
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  • Expanded resource group/resource: The allocation is later than the response date
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  • Collapsed resource group/resource: The allocation is later than the response date
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Elements and symbols in the order backlog

The ÔÇťOrder Backlog" displays orders and their service item lines that are not yet allocated below the Allocation Gantt in a second Gantt chart.

Sorting order

In the table area of the order backlog, orders are sorted by order number within their priority.

Priority

The orders are categorized by their priority in the table area, the same colors as in the Gantt chart indicating the different states of priority:

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Collapsing and expanding

Collapsing and expanding is done by the according symbols.

Unallocated Service Item Lines

Service Item Lines that are not allocated yet are indicated by the following icon:

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Allocating Service Item Lines

Service Item Lines from the order backlog can easily be allocated to a resource by dragging the according icons from the lower chart to the Allocaction Gantt.

Canceled allocations

The icons of canceled allocations are highlighted in brown instead of black.

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