About Jay Leslie

Devoted father of two, lover of mountains, entrepreneurism, and beer. Jay carries with him fourteen years of project management experience within the cable, telecom, construction, software development, and energy industries. The spectrum of projects and programs that Jay has managed throughout his career is broad and deep, enabling him to help clients implement Chronicle Graphics software in a multitude of applications. His employment history includes positions at Narvaes Construction, Leslie Brothers Construction, CSG Systems, Echostar Satellite Services, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications.

New Video: Best Practices – Data Visualization in Planning Part 1

We’ve done quite a bit of research over the last few years into data visualization best practices, and the cognitive psychology of how people best absorb visual information. This two-part series is to summarize what we’ve learned so far, in an effort to help our audience be better communicators, and to foster conversation around making good charts in the planning community.

We hope you find it useful!

If this piques your interest, here is some continuing ed.

New Video: OnePager Output

OnePager gives you a LOT of flexibility when it comes to getting your visuals out and front of your audience for consumption.

We’ve created a video to help cover the settings you need to be aware of, and the steps to take, for Copy/Paste, Printing, Export, and Save As.

If you have any questions, or feel like we’ve missed something, please feel free to add a comment, or to send an email to support@onepager.com. We value your input and feedback.

Individual 2hr OnePager Training Offered At $249

Until very recently, the only way to get formal OnePager training was to purchase group training.

Now you can purchase a 2hr OnePager training class, for you as an individual, at $249.

If you’ve had a hard time convincing your colleagues that training would be beneficial, but you know it will be, this is definitely for you.  Even a seasoned user will have several “aha moments” within the first 20 minutes.

We’ll be adding classes over time, so if the schedule doesn’t meet your needs, send a note to sales@onepager.com or just take a fresh look now and again.

You’re welcome to send any questions to jleslie@onepager.com, any time.

Data Visualization – Suggestions for A Fresh Design Phase

One thing we’ve talked a lot about in the last year is that creating your visuals in planning (data visualization and plan communications) is a very specific area of study, and discipline.

photo credit: menshealth.com

Communications in business, generally, should be designed for optimal readability by their audience, to cut risk. Miscommunication in business is bad. This means we need to actually put some think-time and design-work into our plan-related communications.

If you and your organization haven’t circled back around just yet, to make sure you’re doing it right, this article might help give you some food for thought on how to retroactively initiate a design phase. Continue reading