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
  • Shipped
Release time frame 3 months
  • Jan 16, 2020

    Admin response

    We just gave the Gantt chart a major upgrade. Get ready for a fresh look, smoother experience, new master features view, and more.

    This new experience now includes the ability to drag and drop to re-order records however you need.

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  • Admin
    Julie Price commented
    22 Jan 03:33pm

    I'm sorry you are experiencing an issue as it should be working as noted above. Our customer success team will reach out to you shortly to see how they can help further.

  • Bill Cooey commented
    22 Jan 03:13pm

    Definitely not working for me. Tried multiple browsers. Was about to come back to Aha as this is the game changer for me. Please let me know when you perfect it and I will revisit.

  • Admin
    Julie Price commented
    21 Jan 05:44pm

    Yes it is! You can now drag and drop to re-order records however you need (up and down, left and right). One thing to note is that releases and phases must be collapsed if you want to reorder them using drag-and-drop.

    Is it working ok for you?

  • Bill Cooey commented
    21 Jan 04:48pm

    Is this in production yet?

  • Todd Orr commented
    20 Nov, 2019 12:04pm

    Why isn't this a thing yet? Seems like an mvp feature.

  • Mark commented
    24 Oct, 2019 06:28pm

    Hi @Austin, any update on release of this? thanks

  • nigel fuller commented
    19 Aug, 2019 02:47pm

    Any update on this? we would also find very useful

  • Linne Pullar commented
    14 Jul, 2019 10:02pm

    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.

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    10 Jun, 2019 12:47pm

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

  • Guest commented
    5 Jun, 2019 12:59pm

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

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    9 May, 2019 10:47pm

    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.

  • Dudu Topaz commented
    9 May, 2019 10:21pm

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

  • Eric Sarault commented
    23 Jan, 2019 05:47pm

    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.

  • Kevin Dolhay commented
    1 Oct, 2018 04:30pm

    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.

  • John McLoughlin commented
    26 Jun, 2018 10:11am

    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,.

  • Chris Savva commented
    29 Mar, 2018 02:24pm

    Any update?

  • Nichole Chada commented
    13 Sep, 2017 04:44pm

    Yes!  Yes!  Yes!!

  • Brian Stanley commented
    13 Sep, 2017 04:39pm

    Yes please!

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