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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.