A Better Way to Create Project Charts
To build any project chart, start by brainstorming tasks and turn that mind map into a list of tasks with due dates, automatically. Add or remove tasks, change start or end dates, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the task bars so that everything continues looks great.
Why SmartDraw is the Best at Project Charts
- Powerful Ways to Slice the Same Data
SmartDraw makes managing projects easier by letting you switch among different views of your project—the traditional Gantt chart view and a hierarchical view of all the tasks in a mind map view. This makes it easy to first brainstorm tasks in a meeting and then turn that brainstorm into actionable tasks for your team and manage deadlines.
- Intuitive Controls
To help manage even the largest of project charts, SmartDraw's floating toolbar lets you control the level of detail you see and helps you scroll through large charts.
- Smarter Organization
With SmartDraw, you can group related tasks quickly using one-click controls and the length of the parent task will reflect the length of all the child tasks automatically.
- Powerful Customization
You can control how days and holidays are displayed on your chart with just a few clicks. You can choose the timeframe, holidays, and even choose which columns you want to display on your chart.
- Built-In Accountability and Trello® Integration
SmartDraw lets you assign tasks and track their progress using your Gantt chart, but you can also quickly convert any task into a card on your team's Trello® board with SmartDraw's powerful Trello integration.
Changes to the Trello® cards are reflected in your project chart the next time you open it. So when a team member marks a Trello® card as complete, the project manager will see this in the SmartDraw project chart. Likewise, changes to the project chart, like task due dates, are reflected in the Trello® card in real time.
Works with Microsoft Office®, G Suite®, Jira®, and More
You can also insert your chart into any Office® or G Suite® application or simply export it as a PDF.
SmartDraw also integrates with popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box®, and OneDrive®.
If your team usually collaborates on projects in Confluence®, Jira® or Trello®, SmartDraw has apps for that too.
Check out these project chart examples and templates in SmartDraw. You can customize these if you want or you can make your own easily from scratch using the powerful tools provided.