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 project chart or Gantt chart view, assignment view, project view and timeline. 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.
- Built-In Accountability
The assignment view lets you see who is doing what at a glance. You can see the progress for each task, color coded to show when something is late or when a task is complete.
- 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.
Works with Microsoft Project® and More
You can export your project chart to a Microsoft Project file with a single click.
You can also insert your chart into any Office® application or simply export it as a PDF. SmartDraw also integrates with popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive™, and OneDrive®.
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.