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.

Beta Testers Wanted for OnePager 6.1!

Each year, around now, we start to get excited about what’s coming in the new release, and this time around we are VERY EXCITED.

This means we’re also in need of existing users who are willing to help beta test the new release. Click here or send an email to beta@onepager.com to sign up!

To participate you must have your Maintenance & Support up to date, which you can check using this link.

While we’re not yet ready to start sharing the nitty-gritty details of 6.1, we can share that there are two very big features coming:

1 – Time Axis Upgrades

“Upgrades” are an understatement here…

A few of the highlights are:

a. Non-linear Time Axis – Ever wish you could shrink down or stretch a certain period of time? Now you can!

b. Hide Days/Weekends – With 6.1 you will now be able to tell OnePager which days you want displayed, or apply curtains to specific days of the week.

c. Enhanced Manual Editing – In 6.1 you will have the ability to edit formatting of individual cells, or groups of cells, in the time axis.

d. Floating Time Axis – The time axis can now be placed anywhere in your chart as a row, in OnePager 6.1. You can even put milestone shapes on top of the time axis rows!

2 – Automated and Enhanced Links

In 6.1 you will be able to use your dependency relationships in Project or Excel to automatically populate links in OnePager!

On top of that, you’ll have new and improved control of:

a. Link line formatting
b. Arrowhead formatting
c. Link attachment location

There are many more changes than what is outlined here, so please stay tuned. We’ll start sending out the details, including official beta and GA dates, as the 6.1 release draws closer in the next few months.

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #8

This is the eighth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

8 – Building up lots of snapshots unnecessarily

photo credit https://lgoogoogaga.wordpress.com/tag/hoarders/

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Case Study of an Aviation Industry Veteran and OnePager Expert

Every now and again during interactions with users, the OnePager support team gets wowed. A OnePager chart will pop onto the screen and make an instant positive impression. The OnePager team likes to call these users “OnePager Van Goghs.”

Nancy Childress is one such Van Gogh, and a 39-year veteran of the aviation industry.

Read more about her and her experience with OnePager here.

Want to have your own OnePager Case Study? It’s a pretty simple process…please reach out to jleslie@onepager.com noting your interest.

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #7

This is the seventh article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

7 – Update without first opening the project view you want to update

photo cred: sideshowworld.com

Here’s another analogy: if you hired me to paint your house, and then I just told you to trust that I’d pick the right color, would you? Probably not…

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New OnePager Case Study: Achaogen

Achaogen, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco, had never submitted an NDA. While they have veteran resources on the team who had been through the submittal process before, it was a first for their team. They learned quickly what would (and wouldn’t) work, to ensure everyone was on the same page, and that positive and productive collaboration was occurring on a regular basis to help move the ball toward the goal.

Click here to read more about Achaogen’s experience here.

Add OnePager as a Skill on LinkedIn for a Boost in 2018

Companies are looking for people like you.  Did you know that?

The following industries, in particular, have significantly embraced OnePager as a critical tool for successful plan communications in their business:

  • Biotech and Pharmaceuticals
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Consulting and Professional Services
  • Energy
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Technology and IT
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Telecommunications and Media
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Food and Beverage
  • Manufacturing

Don’t be left out of an opportunity because you simply didn’t take the time.

To add OnePager, just click on the Add Skill button in your LinkedIn Profile.

Best of luck in your career in 2018!

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #5

Happy New Year!

This is the fifth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

5 – Overwrite Task Labels In OnePager

The wrong way…

As you have likely discovered, OnePager allows you the ability to change its label by double-clicking on the task bar or milestone shape. The experience will look like the image to the left, where you will end up with a dialog box to overwrite the label that was automatically added from your source file (in Project or Excel). By default, our Templates use the Task Name field in Project.

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