Gannt chart view of folder with multiple projects

I'm using a folder "lab". I've tagged tasks (from 4 different projects) into that folder. This allows me to see the demand on "lab" over time, sort of like a resource usage. It allows me to quickly check where the free slots are with that resource, so I can book in new jobs. As new projects arise, I book them into free slots.

The problem is that the tasks have no visible context so it's difficult to comprehend. You do get the project title in the list or board view but it's not available on the gantt chart.

I also use this same technique for a different view on the projects, e.g. all projects to a certain customer. But as the number of projects grows, and the number of tasks expand, inevitably there are lots of similar-sounding sub-tasks and it quickly gets out of control.

In other words, I am not looking at solely resource allocation before the resourcing add-in gets mentioned as the silver bullet.

You also have the same issue when setting this up as a calendar view as far as I can see.

Is there any way around this that I've just missed?

So a couple of ideas / thoughts

1. Add a switch to the gantt chart that allows the parent project etc. to be shown

2. Add an additional hierarchical grouping level on the gantt chart to group all shown folder tasks by parent project (my preferred approach). It would also be neat at this point to allow the user to define what goes in the roll up bar (e.g project name, custom field which I use for customer, etc.)

Thinking about it a bit, I suspect that I am thinking hierarchically but this is a database, so any task can have one or more "parents" and I'm not sure if this is even logically possible. A single task in 2 projects would then appear twice in suggestion 2 above. Suggestion 1 would still work as you could just list "Project 1" and "Project 2" beside the task.

Interested in your thoughts

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Has there been any new information on this topic?

I would also like to input several projects into a master Gantt Chart to see all together.

We are product manufacturers and Gannt Charts control all projects as opposed to an office with all task based use.

Thankyou.

 

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Hey Scott Fullarton, thanks for the query. 

We don't have any info to share on this request at the moment, but we have checked in with the Product team. As soon as we have an update from them we'll be sure to let you know here 👍

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Hi everyone! Looking at this suggestion again, I was thinking - it should be possible to cross-tag not the tasks but the parent folder/project, in that case, you can see those folders/projects with all the tasks within them in Gantt/Table view. Can this help? 

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Hi all,

I am also looking for this Gannt chart overview with multiple projects (highest level). I mean how much more value Wrike users get if they are running multiple projects (program or portfolio) and have one overview with Gantt charts. Or even better a splitted-screen with the multiple Gantt chart in the above and the amount of capacity needed for several projects in the down screen. Image what happens if movements in time interact with the planned capacity.

Whoops ... too much. Let's start to find an overview of Gantt chart 

 

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Welcome to the Community Cees Bakker 👋 Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback here, I'm passing it on to the Product team 👍

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