Explore Confluence Gantt Chart Planner with Jira integration for seamless project collaboration

In the previous Confluence project management guide, we’ve introduced top features to help you get started. In this article, we’ll continue to explore Gantt Chart Planner, a must-have app to supercharge your Confluence for more complex project requirements.

Visualize Your Project Plan with Gantt Charts in Confluence

If you need a comprehensive solution than the native Confluence roadmap macro, then this app is for you!

Gantt Chart Planner brings your project to life, laying out tasks, resources, milestones, and dependencies. And it’s embedded directly on your Confluence page like any standard macro.

Along with the work breakdown structure, you’ll have the high-level timeline view, with each bar representing a task. It also indicates the task duration to aggregate the overall completion timeline for you.

No more chasing deadlines or scrambling to meet last-minute changes. By enabling the Critical path view, Gantt chart helps reveal potential bottlenecks before they arise, allowing you to adjust your plan proactively.

Gantt chart with Critical Path view, highlighting potential bottlenecks for proactive planning adjustments.

You can even map out dependencies to prioritize the sequential order across all deliverables.

The visual nature of the chart makes it quick and intuitive to update progress and keep your plan relevant, ensuring you’re always navigating the most accurate map of your project’s ever-evolving landscape.

That’s not all, you can extend Confluence to manage resources and plan capacity alignment with your projects as well.

Read more: Use Confluence Gantt Chart Planner macro for visualizing project roadmap

Resource Planning and Auto Project Scheduling

Unlike the standard roadmap macro, with Gantt Chart Planner, you can assign tasks for clarity into the team’s responsibilities.

The app lets you add Confluence users to the Resource field, or you can also create custom resources if you’re collaborating with external users.

Based on the actual team’s capacity, you can adjust the resource unit to reflect their availability. That way, the app can accurately estimate the corresponding timeline for completing the project.

Gantt Chart Planner for Confluence allows you to auto schedule based on resources, effort, and task duration.

For a more detailed guide, please check out: Auto-scheduling with Gantt Chart Planner for Confluence

Realtime Collaboration: Manage Project Delivery with Jira Integration

Not only does it replace the simple roadmap macro with for Confluence task tracking, the app also integrates seamlessly with Jira to enable cross-platform collaboration.

There are three methods to connect Jira issues:

  • Insert existing Jira issue into the Gantt chart planner

Screenshot demonstrating the simple process of inserting an existing Jira issue into the Gantt Chart Planner for enhanced project management.

  • Link existing Jira issue to a task on your Gantt chart

Improving project visibility and tracking by linking Jira issue to Gantt Chart task

  • Create a new Jira task from Gantt chart

Creating a new Jira issue within Gantt Chart Confluence without switching platform.

No matter where you are in the project stages, it’s easy to incorporate Gantt Chart Planner macro into your Confluence project implementation. It instantly syncs task duration from Jira so you can adapt your plan to actual delivery progress – there’s no need to switch between platforms.

The app can accommodate portfolio-level planning as well by connecting the Gantt chart with multiple Jira sites or projects. You can use the app to visualize major project timelines across different teams, for instance, on a central project space.

For example, you can track all the Epics across all your projects on Gantt chart:

View and track all the Jira Epics across multiple projects on Gantt chart.

This approach is useful if you want to initiate a high-level yearly plan without necessarily committing to specific deliverables. At the same time, ensure that the progress is automatically updated as the team starts working on them.

Learn more: Bi-directional sync between Gantt Chart Planner for Confluence and Jira

Now, you can easily organize and track both Jira and non-Jira tasks in a single project plan, eliminating the need for lengthy explanations and tedious status updates.

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