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.

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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New OnePager Case Study: Insmed

We’re very proud to publish a new case study about how our customers at Insmed made use of our OnePager application during a critical and positive time period.

Insmed, a mid-sized biotech company that focuses on serious and rare diseases, began to experience heavy growth and investment in 2016. Along with that growth came a rapidly expanding portfolio of potential products to keep track of, and manage.

Read what they did here.

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #3

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

3 – Hiding Shapes Manually

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10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #1

Sorry…we know this has nothing to do with the article except, maybe, “skin the cat,” but hey, the internet loves kittens, so why not? Photo cred: metro.co.uk

We give you lots and lots (and lots) of flexibility to accomplish certain things in your OnePager charts. This flexibility usually gives you a variety of ways to “skin the cat.” But, like most things, there is usually a right way and a wrong way to achieve the desired results.

Over the next 10 or so weeks, we’ll highlight the mistakes we see most often in our support interactions that we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the right way instead:

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Review: “The Big Book of Dashboards”

Over the years, I have received countless requests from novice users to have me help them make their visuals look “pretty.” Pretty, as we know from studying data visualization best practices, has absolutely nothing to do with a good chart.

That said, after you’ve simplified your report, balanced your data ink, and eliminated any chart-junk, it can be a valuable exercise to attempt to achieve elegance in your visual design through some harmonic use of shapes, color, white space, font, etc.

Some people just have this gift: the artistic ability to use the elements they have available in a very eye-pleasing way. The rest of us need examples to follow, and for this, “The Big Book of Dashboards” provides plenty of inspiration.

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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.