Resource planning, productivity, team scheduling and collaboration

Solve Productivity Roadblocks With Resource Management (Infographic)

Published on: November 25, 2015

Productivity roadblock comes in more forms than what we are commonly aware of. This infographic shows you the 15 most common productivity roadblocks and this post will provide you solutions to reduce these statistics along the way.

Read more »

Resource Planning Best Practices: Resource Grouping

Published on: November 18, 2015

One of Ganttic’s most celebrated features is resource grouping. Resource grouping is just as its name suggests - grouping resources. When you have a list of staff, equipments or vehicles to schedule, it can get quite complex when you need to scroll through all the names just to locate a particular resource. It wastes even more time when you are trying to locate a group of resources that is scattered across the list.

Read more »

11 Reasons Your Employees Are Stressed Out (Infographic)

Published on: November 11, 2015

The good news is eliminating the employee stress listed is not a difficult goal to achieve. What’s powerful about the available solution is that it also simultaneously provides boundless possibilities and benefits that can enhance your work progress.

Read more »

Resource Planning Can Change What Employees Are Saying About Work (Infographic)

Published on: November 04, 2015

A. A. Milne once said, “Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” This fundamental and foolproof method of working is not unheard of but it’s easier said than done. It seems that while majority of the workforce follow this rule, there is still a significant portion of issues that are reflected in statistics.

Read more »

How to Use Resource Planning to Transform Human Resources (Infographic)

Published on: October 15, 2015

The Expectations of Human Resources
The human resources department has the priorities of all employees and the company at heart. Of various responsibilities, human resources leaders are known to have a clear understanding of the ins and outs of a company, ensure that all employees have the right balance of workload and that employees have the right skills for the job. However, research shows that regardless of job titles, 71% of employees manage projects and 50% of these employees do not have the term ‘project management’ as part of their job title or job description.

Read more »

6 Steps To Define Your Resource Planning Strategy (Infographic)

Published on: October 12, 2015

This infographic shows important project failure statistics. 75% of IT project leaders believe their projects are “doomed from the start”. 70% of companies report having at least one failed project in the last year. 64% of projects meet their goals. Before we go on, it’s important to know that there is absolutely no reason to put in millions of dollars just to end up a failing project. With proper tools for resource planning and project planning, you can eliminate the 17% of large IT projects going so badly that they threaten the existence of the company.

Read more »

Top limitations of using spreadsheets for resource planning (Infographic)

Published on: October 09, 2015

It is important to change up the obsolete to a current solution if managers are serious about avoiding project failure at all cost. In resource planning, many have used spreadsheets to manage resources and plan projects, but is that the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to do it in this era?

Read more »

4 huge problems that a resource planning tool solve (Infographic)

Published on: October 02, 2015

For the communication, ease-of-use, integrations and accessibilities, you are not only taking better care of your business but also taking better care of your employees. The best part is that it doesn’t stop here, with the constant development of technology, you are looking at more and more issues being addressed by your trusted resource planner.

Read more »

Why do projects fail miserably (Infographic)

Published on: September 24, 2015

Project management tools are great for the use of one single project. But with multiple projects in hand? That requires more than brains and skills to juggle. Multi-project management calls for a good resource planning tool. When using a resource planning software, you are allowing yourself to focus on the project in a more efficient way.

Read more »

Is resource planning only useful for big companies? (Infographic)

Published on: September 21, 2015

Tying in to the project success rates in small and large projects, we will answer the following questions in this post: What is resource planning? Why is resource planning useful? Why do big companies plan their resources? Do small companies need to resource management too? What’s the best resource management software that is free? 

Read more »

Overworking can kill you

Published on: September 08, 2015

Just this year in March, a 26 year old factory worker abruptly died after working for 12 hours every single day assembling Apple iPhones. Two years ago, a 24 year old advertising employee from China suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at his desk and died, having working overtime the month prior to his death. Going back another two years in Los Angeles, a 51 year old employee died in her cubicle due to work over-exhaustion and wasn’t found until two days later.

Read more »

Top 10 books that every manager should read

Published on: September 03, 2015

Among the mountains of books that have been published for managers, we have selected 10 books that every manager should read. The themes include leadership, problem solving, communication, psychology and success. Some of them were published decades ago, some are more recent, but regardless, the wisdom and experience discussed in these books will help you stay abreast of managing your resources.

Read more »

Increase work productivity by going on holiday

Published on: August 26, 2015

It is of underrated importance for workplace employees to take time off from work and break out of their 9 - 5 routine for better productivity. Understandably, with bills to pay, clients to meet, deals to close, who has the time to lie on a Caribbean beach sipping margaritas all day long? Paid holidays are common in the working world. However, 75% of Americans don’t take claim their paid holidays. When your senses gradually dull, you might want to think twice about having a break from work.

Read more »

What's new on Ganttic White

Published on: July 30, 2015

As many of you are aware, we recently launched a new theme called ‘White’ for Ganttic’s planner. Since then, we have been collecting feedback and working hard to make its UI more user-friendly.

Tomorrow (31 July 2015), we are happy to bring you an improved version of the White theme! These updates will be applied to the White theme for all users. This is how it will look:

Read more »

Solving Multi-PM Limitations With Resource Planning

Published on: July 28, 2015

PMHut graciously published our article on solving multi-PM limitations with resource planning. It can be seen on the homepage today! 

Read more »

3 things to expect from a user-friendly resource planning software

Published on: July 21, 2015

As UX (user experience) design progresses, web designers and web developers’ responsibilities extend to planning, testing and making sure that what they built are user-friendly and can be easily predicted, understood and used by their target users. 

Read more »

Resource planning for creative agencies

Published on: July 02, 2015

Faced with cash and accounting, client management, administration and time constraints, juggling daily operational tasks have proved to be time-consuming.

Read more »

Ways to find the right person for the right job

Published on: June 25, 2015

With observation, one can easily tell when a task has been assigned to the wrong resource. A wrong resource on the task is equivalent to assigning a doctor to cook in a restaurant, using a hammer to mow a lawn, or planning a party in a library.

Read more »

Migrating from Excel to Ganttic

Published on: June 16, 2015

To reschedule a task:
In Excel, you unmerge cells, change cells color, delete cell data, remove cells outline, select cells, merge cells, color cells, outline cells, enter cell data.
In Ganttic, you simply drag-and-drop, save.
Read more »

Ganttic’s new skin

Published on: May 29, 2015

We’re excited to announce the release of our new skin with improved user-interface and user-experience. Using the feedback we’ve gathered from current users, we have developed the new skin to fit your needs. 

Read more »

Resource planning isn’t project management

Published on: April 09, 2015

A resource planning tool revolves around resources, on contrary to a project management tool, which focuses on projects.

Read more »

What to do when resource planning gets overwhelming

Published on: April 06, 2015

Resource planning is overwhelming, we get it.

Read more »

Resourcing doesn’t need to be difficult

Published on: March 30, 2015

Always finding yourself buried under stacks of resource data waiting to be sorted, planned and scheduled? Read on.

Read more »

How to introduce Ganttic to your team

Published on: March 24, 2015

Ipsos MORI reported that only a measly 24% of private sector employees and 15% of public sector employees believe that change is well-managed in their organizations. It’s time to step up the game.

Read more »

Your Ganttic free trial checklist

Published on: March 17, 2015

We’ve made a simple checklist for you to work your way through the 14 days of your free trial.

Read more »

Spreadsheets vs resource planning softwares

Published on: March 06, 2015

Aren’t we all glad that spreadsheets were invented? What would work be like if producers, managers or CEOs had to plan and schedule resources on paper! 

Read more »

The fundamental guide to happy teamwork

Published on: February 20, 2015

The dynamics of working with people comes naturally to some more than others. After having our fair share of teamwork experiences, we narrowed down these observations to a list of ways to make teamwork a more enjoyable part of your day. With the right approaches, teamwork can be the ideal and better way to work.
Read more »

Five foolproof tips to make the most out of 2015

Published on: January 16, 2015

2014 is officially so last year. With the new year comes inspiration and excitement for making new plans and resolutions. The key to better project-management is regulation and control over your team’s time and resources. Start 2015 off on the right foot by using our list below to reach your goals with ease this year.

Read more »

Resource groups invented

Published on: October 24, 2014

By occupation you can be anybody in your organization, but for your organization you're also as a resource with different qualifications, track record, location, utilization capacity, etc. Managing that, can be a real challenge.
Read more »

A point of "view"

Published on: October 04, 2014

Meet the most important feature in the Ganttic 5.0: the "View".
Read more »

It has arrived!

Published on: September 28, 2014

It is with great joy and pride we'd like to inform you, that the new and long awaited version of Ganttic has arrived! Please welcome Ganttic 5.0!
Read more »

Important service notice!

Published on: April 28, 2014

Ganttic improves. Constantly! This time too!
Read more »

Ganttic's awesome customers: Hailstorm

Published on: April 24, 2014

Besides their exceptionally cool name, it's also pretty cool what they do.
Read more »

Ganttic's awesome customers: Transmin

Published on: April 16, 2014

If you've been following our blog, about once a month we post here articles from and about our awesome customers. Here's a new one of them!
Read more »

How to save millions

Published on: April 03, 2014

Just this week there was a story on CNN about a 14-year old, who came up with the idea on how the government could save millions.
Read more »

Ganttic's team of five to accompany NASA on a mission to Mars

Published on: April 01, 2014

As of this July, Ganttic will be the main planning tool for NASA's mission to Mars.
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: March 31, 2014

Our last Weekly Business Horoscope. More exciting things on the way!
Read more »

Ganttic: the multi-project resource scheduling tool

Published on: March 28, 2014

Who are our customers, what do they do, for whom is Ganttic intended? Let me shed some light on it!
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: March 24, 2014

The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection... Carl Jung
Read more »

Google Calendar sync - why not?

Published on: March 20, 2014

Spring is here! And as such, it's only suitable to give you something new to help you get  more out of your planning and scheduling. Head's up! Here comes a tip for the power user!
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: March 17, 2014

Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality. 

Steven Forrest

Read more »

Pharrell Williams!!!

Published on: March 12, 2014

You know the feeling you get when you hear a really nice tune, enjoy the first sun of the spring or just feel happy? That's the way our entire office felt when we listened to this, so we just felt compelled to share... Enjoy! We did!
Read more »

Free Gantt chart? Yes!

Published on: March 11, 2014

We often get asked, what's the cheapest plan you have to offer. Our cheapest plan costs nothing.
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: March 10, 2014

Keep your head cold and feet warm - this week will be nothing but boring!
Read more »

Want to reduce your efficiency? Keep working!

Published on: March 06, 2014

Just today I stumbled upon a nice oldie, still relevant I think! It's about how being too efficient might backfire.

Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: March 03, 2014

Who needs astrology?  The wise man gets by on fortune cookies. Edward Abbey
Read more »

Ganttic's awesome customers: Baker Tilly International

Published on: February 28, 2014

Some time ago we offered our customers a possibility to expose themselves via our blog. Here is yet another article on one of our awesome customers.
Read more »

Service notice!

Published on: February 27, 2014

Better service on the way!
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: February 26, 2014

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical. 

Arthur C. Clarke

Read more »

A tip for Ganttic's power user: coloring

Published on: February 20, 2014

If you use Ganttic more then twice a week, you should listen up.
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: February 17, 2014

Valentine's day has passed and it's time to dig deeper into the work life.
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: February 11, 2014

Yet another week has begun. Be up to date and ahead of the game.
Read more »

A report from Kosovo

Published on: February 05, 2014

Kosovo, sometimes referred to as Kosovo and Metohija, is a region in southeastern Europe and for the past week or so, I've been in Kosovo's capital Pristina.

Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: February 03, 2014

It's mazing what you can do when you know the future. Or at least part of it. Make sure you'll be up-to-date this week as well.
Read more »

Ganttic's weekly business horoscope

Published on: January 27, 2014

Ah yes... Yet another week has begun and what better time to present this week's business horoscope than right now.
Read more »

Ganttic's awesome customers: Attrecto Smartphone Solutions

Published on: January 22, 2014

A while ago we promised we'd start a new blog series called 'Clients of the Month', but not to sound too cliché, we modified the name a bit. Here, dear readers, is our first article!
Read more »

A weekly business horoscope

Published on: January 20, 2014

As of this week, we'll start posting recreational Weekly Business Horoscopes right here on our blog. So either you work behind a desk, outside or on the go, if your success is important to you, you might want to keep an eye on us!
Read more »

A good word about your organization

Published on: January 16, 2014

Ganttic has several awesome clients who operate in aviation, engineering, software development, architecture and even crocodile farming.
Read more »

A new version of Ganttic? Yes!

Published on: January 14, 2014

The new version is going to blow you away, but don't take my word for it. In this article I'll let you in on some details: what have we been doing, how Ganttic's going to look like and when will it go live.
Read more »

MMXIV: our resolutions for 2014

Published on: January 10, 2014

Like we do in our personal lives, we also like to make New Year's resolutions within our businesses as well. Ganttic is no different.
Read more »

Project plan vs resource plan

Published on: January 07, 2014

Traditional project planning techniques have been around for a while and in many cases they still work fine. Still not all organisations having project based operations don't use them. Why?
Read more »

Using scheduling to reduce costs

Published on: December 11, 2013

Scheduling gives you the ability to have a bird’s eye view on your organization, which in turn - when used correctly - can help you reduce costs significantly.
Read more »

Scheduling elves: the best practices

Published on: December 09, 2013

Scheduling resources is an important task and mustn’t, under any circumstance, be taken lightly. Scheduling elves is just as important.
Read more »

How to build a good staff schedule

Published on: December 05, 2013

There are a few basic things you should keep in mind when building a good staff schedule.
Read more »

About performance, management and performance management

Published on: December 04, 2013

There are several ways one can approach performance management, but the regardless of the solution chosen, one should keep in mind the goal - higher efficiency.
Read more »

The 1 reason project management is in fact resource management

Published on: December 03, 2013

At one point I strongly believed the focus of Ganttic should be focused on ‘project’ management, rather than ‘resource’ management. I was wrong.

Read more »

How to plan your production lines efficiently

Published on: November 29, 2013

I’m going to show you how to utilize your production lines (or any other resource) to the max by using the features already available in Ganttic. Naturally, I’m talking about the utilization feature.
Read more »

Scheduling tools: how to schedule office staff?

Published on: November 28, 2013

If you need to schedule office staff, it’s easy if you have done it before or you have a scheduling template to guide you. Starting from scratch, however, can be a bit tricky.
Read more »

Simple, high efficiency planning

Published on: November 27, 2013

As we’ve pointed out in our previous posts, planning and managing resources is common sense, but then there are several different approaches to do it.
Read more »

The ‘must’ features in resource management

Published on: November 26, 2013

When choosing a tool to manage your resources, it’s important to keep in mind a few things before making a final choice.
Read more »

View milestones across multiple projects

Published on: November 25, 2013

To quote Wikipedia, a milestone ‘is an event within the framework of project or resource management that receives special attention’. Yup, we all knew that, but are milestones always useful?
Read more »

Truck fleet and mileage tracking - no problem!

Published on: November 22, 2013

Are you a person who’s responsible for keeping an eye on work processes? Making sure deliveries are met on time, nothing is double booked and the organization runs like a clockwork? If so, here’s something for you.
Read more »

Staff tracking

Published on: November 21, 2013

When people talk about resources, resource management and resource allocation, they often talk about machinery, equipment and management of inanimate objects. In fact, people can be resources too.
Read more »

Ganttic - a Gantt chart that’s live and interconnected

Published on: November 20, 2013

There are literally hundreds of different versions of Gantt charts online, one fancier than the next, but when you start comparing them, the ‘wow’-effect is quick to disappear.
Read more »

Planners engagement & instant feedback

Published on: November 19, 2013

Planning is easy when you know what you’re doing and it does help a lot to know what the ‘bigger picture’ is. Many tools, however, do not offer this.
Read more »

Drag and drop scheduling. Done!

Published on: November 18, 2013

Drag and drop scheduling is something we, for example, take for granted as well as do so many of our clients, but as it would seem this is not as common of a feature you might think.
Read more »

Timesheet templates have had a better alternative for a while now

Published on: November 15, 2013

Timesheet templates are nothing more than slots waiting to be filled with your data. So the creation of such ‘slots’ should be a walk in the park, right?
Read more »

Why scheduling of human resources should be done online?

Published on: November 14, 2013

It’s quite common to think, that everything is nowadays done online, even though there are still people who do not trust the ‘online’. If you’re one of these people, here’s something for you.
Read more »

Resource planning for event managers?

Published on: November 13, 2013

If you are an event manager you probably see yourself as more of a project manager, not a resource planner, right? Let me prove you wrong.
Read more »

Plan your team’s annual leave in just half an hour or less

Published on: November 12, 2013

When planning a vacation for yourself or any of your team member and using a digital application to do so, one should take into consideration these five things in order to get things done effortlessly: accessibility, collaboration, scalability, the possibility to modify existing data and comfort.
Read more »

Creating reports and staff schedules without breaking a sweat - the best practices

Published on: November 11, 2013

Keeping an eye on your staff and reporting in general may be a daunting task if you don’t have the right tools to do it.
Read more »

5 signs your business has scheduling problems

Published on: November 08, 2013

Your business not running like it should? Things get mixed up? Are these problems familiar? Maybe it’s not you, maybe it’s a scheduling problem? We’d like to give you 5 signs your business has scheduling problems.

Read more »

Does your business need resource planning?

Published on: November 07, 2013

Proper resource planning and scheduling can save your business a big amount of money and time. Starting with it does not require thousands of dollars neither weeks of complicated software implementation.
Read more »

Project management or resource planning?

Published on: November 01, 2013

Most companies manage projects one way or another. For some it might be their main activity, for others an occasional thing.

Read more »

Ganttic updated!

Published on: October 17, 2013

As you might be aware, we are developing a newer version of Ganttic, but I'll come back to that some other time. For now, I'd like to talk about the changes we just made.
Read more »

Managing projects when funding is difficult

Published on: October 03, 2013

The difficult times that hit the business world about five to six years ago are still upon us - don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Read more »

Clear communication is critical

Published on: September 24, 2013

I always maintain that communication is Job One for the project manager. If the PM can't learn to communicate efficiently and effectively then he has no business serving in the PM role.

Read more »

Tools or people vs tools and people

Published on: September 16, 2013

I read an article* recently and that got me thinking about the role various resource management softwares and other tools play in modern day businesses and the lives of its employees.

Read more »

The disadvantages of spread sheets: scalability

Published on: September 12, 2013

Are you familiar with the expression ‘the world is getting smaller’? But besides getting smaller, the world’s getting faster as well so it’s only proper to have a tool suitable for a constantly changing environment, resource management tools included.
Read more »

The disadvantages of spreadsheets: teamwork

Published on: September 02, 2013

It is common knowledge that teamwork is the backbone of any organization and every team has to find the tools that suit namely them. But what about resource management software?
Read more »

The disadvantages of spreadsheets: security

Published on: August 26, 2013

In the following mini-series I’m going to write about the shortcomings spreadsheets often have compared to resource management software and how it can affect your organization. In light of this, I find it only appropriate to start off with a topic that is the most important of them all.

Read more »

Ganttic: the 5 pros compared to ERP’s. Pro #5

Published on: August 19, 2013

For the past few weeks I’ve put down a couple of thoughts regarding ERP’s (Enterprise Resource Planning software), resource management software, talked about what kind of alternatives we offer and why some of them might not be the best choices for business. In this chapter I’ll do a small summary of the previous articles and as a cherry, I’ll tell you at the very end, why where ERP’s usually fail miserably.
Read more »

Ganttic: the 5 pros compared to ERP’s. Pro #4

Published on: August 12, 2013

You are using an ERP and you say you’re all about efficiency? Are you sure of that? Operating in the field of resource planning, I can tell you, quite often it's just the opposite.
Read more »

Ganttic: the 5 pros compared to ERP’s. Pro #3

Published on: August 05, 2013

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘the bigger they are, the higher they fall’? Well, I’m not going to write about the fall of big enterprises, but I will talk about how a service provider’s size is often related to their professional flexibility.

Read more »

Ganttic: the 5 pros compared to ERP’s. Pro #2

Published on: July 30, 2013

In the time and age, where everything is shared, you naturally expect the same functionality from the tools you work with, especially your resource planning software.
Read more »

Ganttic: the 5 pros compared to ERP’s. Pro #1

Published on: July 22, 2013

Just last month, we wrote a piece comparing simple resource management software and ERP’s (Enterprise Resource Planning systems). 
We decided to take it one step further, so during the next five weeks, we’ll release one ‘pro’ per week so if you’re interested, stay ‘social’.

Read more »

Boost your business success by getting your employees more involved

Published on: June 17, 2013

You don’t have the luxury of counting on luck in the business world.  Instead, all of your success is going to come from carefully-crafted plans.  But did you know that great plans can streamline your work AND make all of your employees perform at their very best?
Read more »

Why can't ERP systems tackle the planning?

Published on: June 17, 2013

Most business owners consider ERP systems to be worth a lot.  After all, these systems can manage all of your information and make sure that everyone in your organization has access to it!  These systems are designed to make your life a whole lot easier, because they can completely streamline your work day.
Read more »

Web apps and pro grade management tools for small businesses

Published on: March 27, 2013

 Modern day project management has become virtually unimaginable without the plethora of scheduling software and time management tools we use to get things done. Methods, processes and the whole way we go about project management has come a long way since paper-based Gantt charts: nowadays we rely heavily on desktop or mobile applications and have gotten used to the flexibility they offer. But what are the specific features through which these tools and applications make project management easier, and how exactly can we adapt them to the specific needs of large, as well as small organizations? 
Read more »

We've moved

Published on: February 20, 2013

From very first days of February Ganttic LLC is operating from new premises. 
Read more »

Corrective action for the project budget

Published on: February 06, 2013

 Of the three key project success determiners (budget, schedule, and customer satisfaction), the project budget can often be the most difficult one to achieve success on. Sure, it seems like it should be easy, but if something goes awry and you need extra bodies on the project to stay on track, your schedule may stay unscathed while your project budget spirals out of control due to the extra, expensive project resource charges. 
Read more »

Make data entry quicker by assigning a task to multiple resources

Published on: January 22, 2013

Hundreds of users benefit from Ganttic's easy drag&drop task management. Now we have added a feature which makes task entry and later editing even faster. 
Read more »

Why does your resource management have to go mobile?

Published on: January 21, 2013

It’s estimated that, by 2013, more than 11 million people will use their smartphones and tablets to manage their business assets remotely.  Specifically, they’ll use some kind of special mobile resource management app. Here's why you should join them...

Read more »

Is the project really complete?

Published on: December 11, 2012

You've worked for months...maybe even a year or two or three...and you've reached that defining moment. Launch time. Or deployment, or implementation, or customer hand off or whatever you are calling it.  The bottom line is, you think you're done with the project and you're ready to deliver and move on.
Read more »

Why do emergencies create a bigger need for resource management?

Published on: December 11, 2012

Nobody likes an emergency situation. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or some other major disaster, you’ve got to be able to kick your resource management plans into high-gear. But why is resource management so crucial during these emergency periods?
Read more »

Why use Ganttic for your resource management?

Published on: December 08, 2012

OK, so you’ve figured out that resource management is important.  But why is Ganttic’s software the right solution for your resource management responsibilities? Because when you work with Ganttic, you:
Read more »

3 major project management pitfalls

Published on: December 03, 2012

Managing a successful project means doing a whole lot more than coming up with a good plan and making sure the work gets done on time.  Instead, if you really want to be a successful project manager, you’ve got to avoid these 3 pitfalls at all costs...
Read more »

Dealing with resource-constrained project scheduling issues

Published on: November 26, 2012

A few years ago I was consulting for an engineering firm in the entertainment industry.   They create mechanical devices for use in movies, theme parks, broadway shows and many shows on the Las Vegas strip that rotate globes, drop superheroes from dizzying heights, and provide the audience with a seamless entertainment experience never realizing the amount have high-tech engineering and equipment that went in to putting on the spectacle they were viewing.

Read more »

3 tips for better resource planning

Published on: November 26, 2012

The end result of your project is only as good as the planning that goes into it.
That’s why any organization can benefit from these 3 resource planning tips:

Read more »

Why is resource management so critical in emergency situations?

Published on: November 20, 2012

Even though you don’t like to think of the worst-case scenario, you have to.  After all, the way you respond to emergencies that affect your company can have long-lasting effects!

Read more »

Common mistakes when estimating project work - part 2

Published on: November 15, 2012

 In Part 1, I identified what I considered to be 9 common mistakes that project managers and team members often make when estimating work on the projects they are leading or working on. 
Read more »

Resource planning and non-profit organizations

Published on: November 08, 2012

Unfortunately, all non-profit organizations lack two very important things -- money and time.  You don't have the money to hire extra people, to foot the bills when things go past the scheduled completed date, or to deal with surprises.  You also don't have time to waste.  After all, the more time you lose, the less good you can do!

Read more »

Common mistakes when estimating project work - Part 1

Published on: November 07, 2012

 Estimating isn’t an exact science, that’s for sure. And just like the football quarterback who can read defenses quickly – you either have it or you don’t. You can fake it till you make it often, but it can be painful getting there and you may lose a project or two along the way. 
Read more »

Just what is resource management anyway?

Published on: November 06, 2012

When you're in the business world, you hear all kinds of fancy terms getting thrown around.  However, "resource management" isn't just something that entrepreneurial-types say to make themselves sound smart at cocktail parties.  This term actually has a big impact on how your business functions and whether or not it succeeds.

Read more »

Is the customer really ready?

Published on: November 01, 2012

 A potential project customer comes to your organization with an implementation need. Your account manager works through the process of documenting some requirements, working up an estimate, puts together a generic resource plan, prepares a final proposal and price and then finalizes the contract. And usually this all happens before the project manager even gets involved – unfortunately. 
Read more »

How does resource scheduling affect your project planning?

Published on: October 29, 2012

Resource scheduling can work with any kind of project -- whether you're building a giant commercial retail complex or planning a small awards banquet.

Read more »

3 resource management questions you've got to get answered

Published on: October 26, 2012

The best-laid plans might not actually BE the best plans when you take them into the trenches.  As your project moves along, you've got to assess your plans and make sure they don't need any tweaking.
Read more »

3 project management mistakes you can't afford to make

Published on: October 24, 2012

You're probably aware of the biggest project management problems - going over budget, missing your deadline, or a finished product that falls short of expectations. But here are three less-obvious problems that can cast just as much doom and gloom on your company projects.

Read more »

Visual resource planning with Gantt charts

Published on: October 24, 2012

 Some of us are visual by nature and some of us need to hear things in order to really retain information. However, in the world of project management, visual usually wins out. Charts, graphs, reports, percentages, and presentation slides abound everywhere you look and every meeting you attend. And status reporting and meetings…. Well, there are resource usage reports that highlight areas where your resources are overextended.

Read more »

How can your project management benefit from visual planning?

Published on: October 19, 2012

Visual planning software is easy to set up on your entire network, so all of your employees will know exactly what's going on.  More importantly, they'll be able to see that you're looking out for them -- both in terms of time and responsibilities...

Read more »

Seeing the big picture with resource scheduling software

Published on: October 16, 2012

Being able to see the big picture (your resources, projects, team, etc) with the touch of a button… It doesn't get any more practical than that for your business...

Read more »

Does your scheduling software boost your company morale?

Published on: October 15, 2012

Managing your employees means doing a whole lot more than just hiring people and writing them a paycheck every couple of weeks.  If you want to be an effective manager, you have to be able to motivate people.  You have to have compassion.  You have to understand that your employees aren't robots.  They have families, hobbies, and needs that you have to think about.
Read more »

How does resource planning help your project management?

Published on: October 13, 2012

"Resource planning"… It sounds so fancy.  But, honestly, it's a simple concept to understand -- and it's absolutely vital for your business. 

Read more »

Does everyone have access to your project planning tools?

Published on: October 12, 2012

When everyone can see exactly what's going on in any project, everyone feels like they're an important part of the project management process. And in the end, it makes for a more productive project and a more pleasant place to work!
Read more »

Resource management - Are you making the most out of your resources? 

Published on: October 11, 2012

Poor resource management takes more time and money away from your projects than you might think...

Read more »

How to successfully take over an existing project

Published on: October 04, 2012

You’re cruising along with your own plate full of projects or perhaps one very visible, mission-critical project and you’ve got about as much as you can handle. Sounds familiar, right? Now picture this – your PMO director or someone in your organization’s executive management comes to you and says they need you to take over project ‘x’ next week. Why? What do you do? What did you do to deserve this!? Lots of questions probably go through your mind. 
Read more »

What's so great about visual planning?

Published on: September 26, 2012

You wouldn't head out on a family vacation without some idea of where you were going, what you were going to do when you got there, and how long you were going to stay, right?

Then why would you try to run your business without answering any of those questions?!
Read more »

Ganttic gets even better with new pricing

Published on: June 20, 2012

One and half years ago, Ganttic exited the beta stage and introduced resource based pricing. Since our approach to planning and scheduling is very unique, we thought our pricing model should also be unique. Purchasing just as many resources as you needed (like buying apples from the market, etc.) seemed like a good idea, and we did get some positive feedback on our resource based pricing.
Read more »

What is resource management?

Published on: April 24, 2012

Let's make it really short: resource management is the process of using a organizations resources in the most efficient way possible.

Read more »

Project scheduling

Published on: April 03, 2012

  This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author ( )

Simple project scheduling is helping to succeed with PM and your everyday business processes.

Read more »

Fight recession with better planning and scheduling

Published on: January 12, 2012

Are you ready to make 2012 your best year yet?... Working smarter (and more profitably) requires better planning and scheduling of the most valuable elements of your business: Resources
Read more »

Version 3.1.10 is out

Published on: January 01, 2012


version 3110
 Just in the last days of 2011 we released a new version of Ganttic. Besides a number of bug fixes some new features were added. 
Read more »

Timetable or schedule software ?

Published on: December 27, 2011

Have you been trying to replace this old paper wallchart or whiteboard in your organization? It is a hard decision as everybody's used to the old system and its shortcomings. Scheduling on paper or whiteboard is easy, but life always makes its corrections and any plan or timetable needs rescheduling.
Read more »

Resource planning

Published on: December 16, 2011

resource planning
  Why should you care and learn about it? Everyone understands importance of planning. For planning your personal stuff there are wide variety of tools available: Outlook calendar, paper calendars, bunch of web based calendar apps. All work well for personal planning.

Read more »

Managing multiple projects with success

Published on: November 22, 2011

This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author. Read more about him at
Read more »

The long awaited utilization feature is now live!

Published on: August 22, 2011

Our main goal in Ganttic's development has been the simplicity of application. New features we implement should not clutter the graphical interface. That is why most of our users do not even know that last Tuesday we quietly launched a one of the most asked feature - worktime and resource utilization calculations.

Read more »

New pricing

Published on: June 15, 2011

New pricing
  When we created our pricing system we thought that we'll offer to our customers a perfect scheme where they can by software by parts they need. Recently we did a customer survey to find out how our users are feeling about it. And we found out that lots of them found it to be confusing. So we got it wrong and had to make some changes. Here's what we came up with.
Read more »

Replace your old project management software

Published on: June 09, 2011

Most of project management software packages are made to ease our lives. Sometimes they don't. Why? Because you are using them for a wrong job.

Ganttic can be a handy alternative. Read more to find out why.
If you are interested in our software, you might also be interested in pursuing a project management degree at an online university.

Read more »

Benefits of self-hosted web application

Published on: May 26, 2011


Benefits of web based applications are known for most software buyers: nothing to install and maintain, automatic upgrades, instant access from any computer etc.
Installing a web app onto your corporate servers adds more.

Read more »

Ganttic is .... hmmm ... a resource calendar

Published on: April 29, 2011

resource calendar
 Ganttic is good for scheduling many kinds of resources like people, facilities, vehicles, jobs, equipment and projects. We're struggling here to find a good definition what Ganttic really is. One is sure - Ganttic is hell of a good RESOURCE CALENDAR.
Why should anyone need a resource calendar?

Read more » about visual planning and scheduling

Published on: April 28, 2011 managing partner mr. Diogo Romão : We have been using Ganttic at Monday for project and resource planning and we are very pleased with it! Nice interface and simple functionality gives us the ability to quickly have an overview of what’s coming, predict constraints and manage production pipeline.  By using it, we have been able to make our weekly planning meetings much more effective. We can now focus mainly on double-checking projects and resources, since all the planning is made in advance and continuously.
Read more »

US-EU time formats and better snap

Published on: April 18, 2011

  One of the most requested feature has been possibility to choose between US and European time formats. Well, now you can. You'll find it under Settings menu. Version 3.11 brings you also improved snap.

Read more »

New major release is live!

Published on: April 05, 2011

ganttic upgraded
 12 of January we launched the revamped Gantt chart area, gave the new look to taskbars and introduced new filtering and navigation options. Just week later, on 19th of January we completed second step of our user interface “total makeover”. This one changed the left sidebar and replaced several ADD buttons with just one. The main goal of those two releases were to unclutter the interface and ease the navigation. We have got  just good feedback from our users about these changes. Now we are coming out with the last release in UI series.

Read more »

What kind of problems does Ganttic help to solve?

Published on: March 25, 2011

No business uses software just because it is cool. We all want to solve something what's bothering us. The idea of Ganttic is to solve certain problems in business management. Here's complete list.
Read more »

Gantt chart as a project plan. Is it enough?

Published on: March 01, 2011

Scheduling software based on gantt charts

This blog post is a short version of Brad Egeland's article at You can read the original here: 
It is a good read about must-have parts of project management and gives a good overview of the process.

Read more »

Planning-LITE concept got attention from

Published on: February 23, 2011

Forbes writes about our scheduling software

Tom Taulli, a writer for had an interview with Ganttic's CEO Indrek and wrote a positive post on Forbes Online. Startups like Ganttic can definitely use publicity like this. Thank you, Tom!
Read more »

What is the Planning-LITE concept?

Published on: February 14, 2011

Keep the project management and planning tools that you are actually going to use and nothing more. Schedule only personnel, facilities or equipment, which bear most of your business expenses.

Ganttic introduces the concept of Planning-LITE; project management and scheduling software that utilizes the main functionality that users want, keeping it simple, easy to use, and affordable.

Read more »

Password recovery and more

Published on: February 08, 2011

We really hope, that you have found our new user interface easier to read and this has made your planning experience more effortless.
If you haven't tried it out yet, please log in from top-right corner of the screen. Lost password? Recover it. Remove your account if feel so.

Read more »

100 years old Gantt charts had a "total makeover"

Published on: January 31, 2011


ms project and ms excel
 The market for planning tools is huge. Most businesses plan operations and/or projects and schedule their resources in house, yet the choice of tools for this task is fairly limited. Ganttic has created a scheduling software to ensure that the necessary tools are in place for businesses that want the planning to be easily done, but not overly simplistic.
To draw a parallel with cutting the forest - while most still do it with an axe and few can afford modern forest harvesting robots, Ganttic has just invented the chainsaw. 

Read more »

Ganttic has a brand new look and feel

Published on: January 19, 2011

scheduling software screenshot
 We've always received or very good or very bad feedback about our planning app. Good from people who got the point how it works and bad from people who didn't.
Only conclusion we could make out of it was that intuitivity has to improve by improving our user interface. Well, we have completed the first stage for now. Results are for you to judge.

Read more »

We got a grant

Published on: January 19, 2011

eas software grant
  Enterprise Estonia granted us a support to conclude a market research and financial projections for visual, web based planning system. Works will be carried out in cooperation with University of Tartu.
Read more »

User interface improved

Published on: January 13, 2011

scheduling software interface
Yesterday we completed first stage of total makeover of our user interface. We've been gathering feedback from our users and most of them are happy with functionality of Ganttic but saying that Ganttic is hard to learn. Mostly because of cluttered interface. Just too many buttons and choices to make. So we worked out a plan to unclutter it.
Read more »

New release - stacking taskbars

Published on: December 10, 2010

Today we released one of the most requested feature - stacking taskbars. 

Read more »

Project management of today's society

Published on: December 08, 2010

By John P Reiling
Everyone seemed to be coping up with the great change in our society, which is technology. Everything around us is connected to it - traffic lights, hidden cameras in the mall, buying items on the Net or what we called "online shopping", even iPhones! And because everything is about technology, there should be somebody who needs to take care of everything that is going on in the Internet.

Read more »

Project view updated

Published on: November 12, 2010

We're happy to announce that Ganttic got updated and some useful features added.
Read more »

Trying too hard to be efficient might bring down your efficiency

Published on: November 01, 2010

It has been said that efficiency is doing the thing right and effectiveness is doing the right thing - a strategy vital in any business. In an economy that is as unstable as the current economy is, certainly no one can afford to be ineffective and inefficient. If you do not have your resources properly in line then you are not operating your business to its highest potential. This greatly affects a business’s bottom line. 

Read more »

Gi-Ganttic results from Ganttic, the gantt chart master

Published on: October 25, 2010

Many people who have been trying to stay organized using either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Project have ended up frustrated by the seemingly Herculean proportions of the task.  Microsoft Excel has an excellent database format, but as it is not a tool designed specifically for scheduling, using it to coordinate projects can prove awkward and unreliable.  

Read more »

We are going international

Published on: October 23, 2010

Our site was just in English. Now we've added Spanish, French, Russian and Estonian. German, Portuguese and more are coming soon.
Read more » reviews Ganttic

Published on: October 06, 2010 is a business-oriented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) directory. We’ve been gathering the best web applications and constantly update our directory, which has been ever-growing since its launch in 2001. Read the original article from here.

Read more »

Excel planning fades to the past

Published on: October 06, 2010

excel planning
Most of the businesses use resource scheduling in their everyday life, but most common tools for it are still e-mails, paper wall charts, notebooks and Excel spreadsheets. Specialized tools are expensive, complicated and hard to implement. So we saw the gap in the market and created just a right product to fill this gap.

Read more »

Out of beta

Published on: October 05, 2010

We started with pre-alpha version of our resource scheduling software early 2008. It was called Yutiti back then. After 2,5 years of developing, testing and listening to our users, we're finally out of beta.
Read more » reviews Ganttic

Published on: September 30, 2010

Today we've got a review from  - a weblog strictly focused on Startups.
Read more »

Yutiti is now Ganttic

Published on: September 27, 2010

online project management
Yutiti has enjoyed quite a success during its beta period from 2008.

Now it has had a serious facelift and is re-branded as Ganttic.

Online project management
has just got easier!

Read more » reviews Ganttic

Published on: September 03, 2010, the site that writes about important stuff on the Internet, reviewed us.
Read more »

New release

Published on: July 29, 2010

23rd of July we released a new version of Ganttic. Some bug fixes and new features as described below:
Read more »

What can you actually use Ganttic for?

Published on: June 23, 2010

Well, that has been our main question from the very beginning. When you create software you have to think about it. No one will use software what does everything from project planning to file sharing. Ours has a purpose.
Read more »

Advanced user rights system

Published on: June 10, 2010

online project management
Hide, show only or grant full rights depending on process. Allow just project planning or full administration rights. 

Online project management offers convenience of simultaneous users but this has to be controlled carefully to avoid problems.

Read more »

Why should an enterprise worry about resource and project planning?

Published on: June 09, 2010

Resource planning is definitely no fun. It is work and as we all know, all kind of work should be avoided. Unless it's a must. Believe me, resource and project planning is.
Read more »