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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Ever Check Out The OnePager YouTube Channel?

Not all of the OnePager tips and tricks videos make it onto our Support Videos page.  But every video we’ve ever made can be found on our YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/chroniclegraphics?sub_confirmation=1
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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.

Best of OnePager Blog – Most Read All Time

Happy New Year to all of our OnePager users!

We very much appreciate you and hope you find this week’s edition helpful.  These are our top-three most viewed blog articles of all time.

At #3 with 1,940 views – Best Practices for Project Reporting: Swimlanes (Part 3/6)

At #2 with 4,077 views – Building Gantt Charts in PowerPoint?  Think again!

At #1 with 7,133 views – Microsoft Project Formulas:  the Smart Way to Filter Tasks for OnePager Pro

We wish you and your colleagues the very best in 2016!

Sincerely, The Chronicle Graphics Team

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.

New How-To Video: Using OnePager Express to Build Swimlanes for PowerPoint

As a companion to our recent video on how to make swimlane timelines with OnePager Pro, we have added a new video on how to use OnePager Express and Excel to build a timeline with swimlanes for export to PowerPoint. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/tJaHWy_iakA

What’s new in OnePager Pro 5.0 – Introduction

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Chronicle Graphics recently released the new OnePager Pro 5.0. This release represents a significant upgrade over the previous version, and provides users of Microsoft Project (2003 through 2013) with project schedule visualization capabilities beyond Microsoft Project’s timeline view.

In this series of postings, we will present and illustrate OnePager Pro’s new features and capabilities, how these capabilities can be used to improve your effectiveness in project schedule presentations, and how OnePager Pro 5.0 gives you unique capabilities to visualize project schedule issues and situations in artful ways.

There will be six postings included in this series.

  1. The first post will describe how OnePager Pro has improved Gantt chart views produced from Microsoft Project plans, and how these views can be customized with new shapes and fills.
  2. The second post will cover enhancements to OnePager Pro’s editor, specifically how to drag, drop and resize objects on the screen.
  3. The third post will explain two new types of decorations: deadlines and endpoints, and will give you examples of each.
  4. In the fourth post, we will examine OnePager Pro’s new ribbon interface and how this improvement makes using OnePager Pro easier and more intuitive.
  5. The fifth post of this series will dive exclusively into the new and exciting conditional formatting feature. Conditional formatting allows you to specify rules for visualizing tasks and milestones with respect to their color, shape, border, font, and size all driven by Microsoft Project data.
  6. For the final post, we will discuss how OnePager Pro 5.0 provides options for visualizing projects with complex resourcing.

Throughout the series, we welcome your comments and questions, and invite you to try the new features and capabilities for yourself.

Why is Gantt Art with OnePager Important?

What if everyone who was involved with your initiative was 100% in tune with your project plan, from the executive sponsor, down to a single member of your development team?  From the time you began building the plan through execution, all stakeholders knew very simply and easily what was happening, what they needed to do/when, and could quickly understand and make changes when problems arose;  Shangri-La, right?   Continue reading