Frequently Asked Questions
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What’s a dependency? And why would I use lag time? This article provides answers to these and other commonly asked questions about BigTime’s Gantt chart feature.
- Do I have access to BigTime’s Gantt charts?
This feature is available to Pro and Premier-level users.
- What’s a dependency?
Dependencies, which means one task or subtask is dependent on another, occur when you link one task with another. In the image below, the red arrows connect the dependencies on the Critical Path. Dependencies linked to the task or subtask with the latest due date make up the Critical Path.
- What’s the Critical Path?
The Critical Path is a visual indicator to see what must get done to complete a project (see the red blocks in the image above). It also shows the quickest time frame you can expect to complete a project.
- How do I create a dependency?
Simply link tasks and/or subtasks together. In the image below, the yellow line links Tasks 1 through 4 and makes them dependencies.
- What’s lag time?
Lag time allows you to set a delay between linked tasks and extend the due date. Lag time is measured in days (see image below) and has several use cases.
Add lag time if you’re running behind with a project deliverable or to delay between the end of one task and the start of another. Or use it to allow for customer feedback before starting the next task.
How do I add more tasks?
Click on the + sign to add another task. A new window will populate where you can add details.
How do I add more columns to my Gantt chart?
Click on the gear icon, and a picklist will populate where you can choose to add or remove columns.
I made changes to my Gantt chart yesterday, and I don’t see them today. Why?
You must click Save—located on the bottom-right of your window—to save your work.