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.
Recently it occurred to us that we ought to start sharing some of that knowledge more publicly. So over the coming weeks, you’ll see us start to roll out a series of tips articles about how to use different PPM tools, including Microsoft Project (for desktop), Project Online/Project Server/PWA, and Oracle Primavera P6. The vast majority of these tips have nothing to do with OnePager. It’s just stuff we’ve learned over the more than a decade we’ve been fighting these software programs alongside you!
The Primavera tips merit some special mention, because more and more of our user base is picking up P6, and we ourselves have had to play catch-up. For those ensconced in Microsoft Project, Primavera P6 does many similar things (resource assignments, dependencies, auto-scheduling), but it does most of them a little bit differently. If you are switching from Project to Primavera, you will face a learning curve. We’re hoping these tips will shorten that curve a little bit, and make both you and your PMO more efficient.
Please check out our tips whenever you think they might be useful … and, if you discover something we don’t have right, or have a further question for us, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.