Communicating Plans to Global Teams

In today’s connected world, it’s increasingly common for project and portfolio managers to collaborate with teams across multiple countries and cultures.

In some ways, working globally is a great thing. Talent can be acquired and nurtured wherever it’s found, marketplace efficiencies can drive bottom-line benefits, and diverse viewpoints often lead to superior finished products and processes. But there are certainly challenges, too – and few see them more keenly than the project manager.

Keeping individuals and departments on the same page (and the same timeline) when they’re divided by distance, language, and culture can be difficult. As a result, many project and portfolio managers are turning to project visuals, like Gantt charts and “birds on a wire” timelines, to effectively communicate globally. Here’s why.

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Progress and On-time Status are two very different things

We often receive this question within our support interactions:  “Why doesn’t my % Complete bar match today’s date?”

progress behindThe answer is simple.

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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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Displaying Variance in OnePager

I get asked a lot about how to display variance in OnePager.  This post will hopefully get your creative juices flowing about how to meet your specific needs. You might be interested in a project summary chart that looks something like this:

Variance PV
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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.

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

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.