Dissertation Timelines Rejoice!
January 22, 2019

Dissertation Timelines Rejoice!

JesAlana Stewart Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GanttPRO

I am a PhD candidate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education working towards finishing my degree in May. This means completing an entire research project the size of a book (my dissertation). GanttPRO has helped tremendously in this process, because not only has it provided me with a visualization of all the work that I have already done (which is incredibly rewarding), but it also provides me with a visualization of my deadlines, and what still needs to be done! Additionally, this visualization can be used within my dissertation to demonstrate the research process, giving my dissertation committee members a clear outline of what was promised and completed. I am personally very fond of the way that you can choose how to layer information and provide each layer with a designated color within GanttPRO, so that not only can I display deadlines and writing time, but I can even show the stages of my methodology all in one chart!!! I highly recommend this tool for anyone attempting to finish a dissertation.

Pros

  • Organization of project stages - GanttPRO provides you with the ability to layer stages in a project by using different sub-task or milestone features.
  • GanttPRO automatically translates data to a visual, which is supremely useful for those who are perhaps not as well-versed in Excel. Even those who are (such as myself), GanttPRO is much more visually dynamic, in my opinion.
  • The best feature of GannttPRO, is that you can easily change the visual from week view, to month, to year and back without having to input your data differently, which is supremely useful for a timeline of a dissertation that could span many years.

Cons

  • I haven't found a way to combine existing "projects" to one-another within GanttPRO, and that would be incredibly useful. Again, it may exist already, I simply have not found out how to do this.
  • GanttPRO has had a very positive impact on how I visualize my dissertation progress!
Absolutely fantastic for creating a visual timeline for long and detailed projects such as dissertations!

GanttPRO Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
Not Rated
Gantt Charts
10
Scheduling
8
Workflow Automation
8
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated

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