A critical component for successful project management is the ability to plan the individual milestones and tasks and their dependencies associated with a project. OpenProject helps to visualize these deliverables via the timeline module. Timelines can be used to display the work packages of individual projects but also allow to construct complex multi-level reporting relationships among several projects, allowing to monitor corporate-scale projects. You can compare and analyze the data directly in OpenProject without the need for additional tools. It is however possible to use external tools such as the PowerPoint task connector Add-in which allows to create timelines based on timeline report in OpenProject.To open the timeline view, navigate to your target project using the top navigation and select Timelines from the menu.In case of already existing timeline reports, the first one will be displayed to you automatically.
- In the upper left selection you can choose between different reports.
- In order to get detailed insights into the plan, use the zooming option. The available units range from days to years.
- On the right, you can choose up to which level units should be displayed. If you are interested in the planning structure of only a few projects, you can fold or unfold levels for these projects, for example in order to see sprints or releases.
- In the upper right corner, you find options to create a new timeline report, as well as to edit or delete an existing report. Note: This function by default is limited to only roles with sufficient permissions.