See You At DIA?

We’re excited to have a booth at this year’s Drug Information Association (DIA) 2019 Global Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA next month.

We very much look forward to visiting with many of our current pharmaceutical OnePager users during the breaks! We’re very close to one of the concession areas, as noted below.

If you happen to notice us, please come by Booth #1052 and say hello!

OnePager DIA 2019 Booth Location

Mavericks

Did you know that you can “maverick” tasks or milestone shapes in OnePager?

This is the term we use when one or many shapes in the body of the chart have had any of their properties manually modified.

If you happen to modify one or many shapes using the capabilities in the Home tab on the Ribbon (Font, Format, Alignment, Position), or right-clicked on a shape and chosen Format to reveal the Change Task/Milestone Properties to make a change there… you have “mavericked” your shapes.

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Join OnePager at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium

If you live or work in Colorado, we invite you to join us next week at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, presented by the PMI Mile Hi Chapter. OnePager is a gold sponsor of the event, next Friday, April 19th at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.

OnePager will be located in Booth #2, so please stop by and introduce yourself!

Introducing tips on Primavera P6 and more

Theoretically, we here at OnePager are experts on … OnePager. But, having been in the business of helping project managers present clear and eye-catching Gantt charts for many years, we have picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way about the project and portfolio management (PPM) software that feeds data into OnePager.

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Comprehensive list of books on data visualization

We follow the Storytelling With Data blog by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (and you should too).

Her most recent post, many paths to learning data viz, is a goldmine of information. The podcast includes a lengthy list of books and other resources that we have linked below.

We’ve blogged a bunch about data visualization as it relates to planning and Gantt charts, but our thirst for insight on this topic is insatiable.

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OnePager Tip: Virtual Summary Task (VST)

There is a little-known feature in OnePager that allows you to turn several tasks into a single task…this is called the Virtual Summary Task, or “VST.”

To create a VST, simply select as many tasks as you would like to combine using your CTRL key or using a mouse-lasso. Then right click on one of the items and choose “Make into virtual summary task.”

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Removing Inactive Tasks from your OnePager Gantt Chart

Did you know that OnePager can automatically remove inactive tasks from your report, even if you still have them flagged for import in Microsoft Project?

Let’s start with a simple Microsoft Project schedule. Notice that all five tasks are active, and all five tasks have “Flag 20” set to “Yes”:

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