New Guide – Why Data Driven Matters

OnePager is data-driven. Ever wonder why that matters? The answer to you may be obvious, but based on our conversations, it’s not something everyone has thought about.

To help, we’ve created a guide that discusses the importance of data-driven visuals in the realm of project management.  We hope you find it informative and useful.  Just click on the image below, or here, to read-on.

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Where To Get The Latest Release of OnePager – Version 5.3

We have been posting videos over the last several weeks outlining the changes that have come with OnePager version 5.3.  If you missed the videos, you can watch again below.

If your subscription to Maintenance & Support is current, you may upgrade to version 5.3 at no additional cost.  If your Maintenance & Support has lapsed, you will need to renew your subscription or pay for a one-time upgrade.

We have already begun sending all users instructions to upgrade. However, sometimes email filters will not let our message through.

If you would like us to send you the upgrade, and/or confirm your Maintenance & Support subscription status, please send an email to support@onepager.com, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

OnePager 5.3 Introduction – Part 3 Project Views Directly from Project Server

Our last introductory video for version 5.3 covers one of the most exciting new features of the release.

OnePager now has the ability to create OnePager Project Views using data directly from Microsoft Project Server without having to open any files in Microsoft Project on your desktop (if you have credentials for the server).

For those of you who are Project Online users, we had planned to release this feature for Project Online data as well, however, we’re now waiting for Microsoft to complete a fix before we can complete things on our end.  If you are interested in being notified when this is available, please send a note to sales@onepager.com and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

OnePager 5.3 Is Here!

We are very excited to announce the latest release of OnePager, version 5.3.

The enhancements reviewed in the below video (Part 1 of 3) are:

  1. Standalone – you can now launch OnePager from your desktop (the add-in is now optional)
  2. Data Tab – you can now Update your Project Views without leaving the editor
  3. Direct Export to PPT or PDF
  4. Mirror settings between the Task Bars and Milestones tabs in the Project-View Properties
  5. Addition of new milestone shapes

Have a look!

Check out Part 2 next week!

OnePager Tip: Shorten Task Names for Clarity

Prior to using OnePager, you didn’t have to consider how much space your project plan’s task or milestone labels would consume in a chart. Regardless of how long they were, you always had to re-type them anyway into whatever other application you were using to create your reports — and most people shortened labels while retyping.  But now that you’re using your actual plan data to drive your visuals, label length is a major consideration.

Take a look at the examples below.  The first has very long labels, while the second uses only what is necessary for the audience to understand what the activity or milestone is.  (Double-click to enlarge each image.)

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Video Series: Tips for Working With Large OnePager Reports (3 of 3)

The third video in a series that discussed tips for working with large OnePager Project Views.

Video Series: Tips for Working With Large OnePager Reports (2/3)

This is the second video in a series that will cover a variety of features and tips to help you work with large amounts of data in OnePager.

Resources and Cost – A Community Garden

We get asked a LOT what OnePager can provide in terms of displaying resource and cost data.  The question doesn’t come in a specific way.  It really is this generic: “Can you display resource and cost data?”

First, let’s answer the question:  YES.
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