Release Gantt with rows/phases that can be ordered for a better visual layout

A release gantt sorts its rows by phase date i.e., phases with earliest starting date are on top, and later start dates at the bottom. This makes visualization for a project with many different departmental tasks difficult and cumbersome. E.g., in a single release one may have a set of phases/tasks for the engineering group as well as for the marketing group, marcom group, etc. These at some point may be running in parallel and/or are synchronized to each other. With the current gantt behavior this means that they are all mixed up and a quick glance overview of the entire project and still be able to see individual departments is virtually impossible.


I would like to be able to move release phases/tasks up/down as I please i.e., a custom sorting format which each phase being colored by its assigned color in details.

  • joost boerhout
  • Jan 22 2016
  • Planning to implement
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  • Brian Stanley commented
    September 13, 2017 16:39

    Yes please!

  • Nichole Chada commented
    September 13, 2017 16:44

    Yes!  Yes!  Yes!!

  • Chris Savva commented
    March 29, 2018 14:24

    Any update?

  • John McLoughlin commented
    June 26, 2018 10:11

    Update please. I've had to buy a 3rd party GANNT product as Aha GANNT is useless without the ability to insert or reorder workstreams etc,.

  • Kevin Dolhay commented
    October 01, 2018 16:30

    If this were implemented I could better show gannt charts to stakeholders and execs right from AHA.  Without showing a tiered structure in a Gannt chart it is difficult for someone with little time to comprehend as the workflow in the gannt looks off.  If I can use this to show execs I can help justify the purchase of AHA.

  • Eric Sarault commented
    23 Jan 17:47

    This is required. I'm not sure how a roadmap tool can be considered complete without the ability to move the product order around. Given they are created in a different order for example:

    Product X - Gen 2
    Product X - Gen 3
    Product X - Gen 1

    The roadmap created shows the same order and does not allow re-ordering to

    Product X - Gen 1
    Product X - Gen 2
    Product X - Gen 3


    The current roadmaps generated cannot be used in your tool.

    A big miss here.

  • Dudu Topaz commented
    09 May 22:21

    Is this still not implemented? Is there a way to work around it? Or should we just use SmartSheet for Gantts?

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    Austin Merritt commented
    09 May 22:47

    Great news! We have a feature actively in development that will allow for this. I do not have a timeline that I can share yet but it is in progress.

  • Guest commented
    05 Jun 12:59

    @austin (or other Aha Admin)... Will this also allow custom sorting/ordering of the releases themselves? 

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    10 Jun 12:47

    Yes, the plan is to allow manual ordering of releases, releases phases/milestones, and features.

  • Linne Pullar commented
    14 Jul 22:02

    Our primary criteria for choosing Aha! was the Gantt view. We desperately need the ability to sort the Gantt view by either by Activity ID and/or manual ordering of the rows. When importing from a WBS (work breakdown structure), the WBS numbers are not a field that can be brought in and despite the rows being assigned chronological id's, they get all jumbled up in the Gantt view and are completely useless for client review or staff (resources) usage. PLEASE provide a solution.

  • nigel fuller commented
    19 Aug 14:47

    Any update on this? we would also find very useful