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

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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

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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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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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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 – #2

This is the second post in a series that highlights the OnePager mistakes we see most often in our support interactions. These are mistakes that we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the right way instead.

2 – Manually Dragging Shapes Up and Down In Your Chart

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The wrong way…

We allow you to do this, and there are many cases where you can’t avoid it. But, as we constantly state, if you can make your visuals data-driven, you should!

For manual manipulation of the vertical location of your shapes:

  1. Click on a shape and drag it up or down in your mouse
  2. Select one or more shapes using your mouse and then use your arrow keys to move them up and down

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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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Measuring On-time Performance Across a Portfolio with OnePager

So you’ve taken many steps to get to this point: Your firm has launched a PPM tool, and your staff is trained how to use it. You’ve built a base set of standards, and are beginning to reap the benefits of having all your data in one place, reporting your initiatives, and tracking how much they truly cost. You finally have an eye on things.

But now you want to investigate whether or not you have any more deep-seated issues within your organization.

One visual that will help significantly with this is a Stacked Resource Timeline.

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