Gantt for Projects - show gaps
Currently, the project bar spans from the date of the first task until the end of the last, despite gaps in timeline. For eg. I have a project starting in November that won't end until February. However, there are no tasks scheduled across the Christmas break yet it appears that there is. Another example is that when running multiple projects, it appears that multiple projects are being run at the same time when it isn't always the case.
If the project bar is only visible when there is a task in place, it will reduce clutter and more accurately reflect workload.
A lot of people leave 1-2 gaps between tasks in any project. For example, the Critical Chain approach by Goldratt calls them buffers. If we will show all gaps Gantt for projects will look like fence most of the time.
Sure – we can show the project name and its progress after the bar.
What do you think?
It will also be cool to be able to change color opacity for areas with a lot of tasks (darker) to less load (lighter) color.