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Airport Master Plan

All major airports in the US are required to submit and update their master plans with the FAA every few years. This master plan, created in OnePager from a larger Primavera P6 program schedule, shows the short-term and long-term projects that are planned for one of the nation's busiest airports.

Timeline of an airport's master plan.


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Airport Master Plan Features

The timeline features:

  • Grouping of projects into swimlanes, first based on whether they are short-term or longer-term deliverables, and then into a second set of sub-swimlanes based on the type of project
  • Conditional formatting assigns color to each type of project, so that related projects have the same color
  • Curtaining off the portion of the plan that has already been completed, making it easier to focus on upcoming projects

This airport master plan was created using OnePager, and is based on a Primavera P6 schedule that tracked the names and dates of each major airport project. To learn more about OnePager, and see how it can help you plan your short-term and long-term projects, get started today by downloading a free trial

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Sample Files

This transit program expansion schedule was built using the following files, which you can download if you'd like to create something similar:

Excel Samples

Airport Master Plan.xlsx (Excel Plan)

Airport Master Plan (Excel).tat (OnePager Template for Excel)


Excel Instructions

To build an airport master plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the set of sample files from above. The Excel file contains the actual program schedule, and the matching OnePager template file has all of the settings that will format the chart like the example above. Save both the project plan and the template file to your desktop.

  2. Open the Excel file.

  3. Once the Excel file is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager button.

  4. When the start screen appears click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. With the Excel file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.
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Microsoft Project Samples

Airport Master Plan.mpp (Microsoft Project Plan)

Airport Master Plan (Project).tat (OnePager Template for Microsoft Project)


Microsoft Project Instructions

To build an airport master plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. The Microsoft Project file contains the program schedule, and the matching OnePager template file has most of the settings that drive the look and feel of the Gantt chart based on the data from Microsoft Project. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. Open the Microsoft Project plan.

  3. Once the project plan is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager button.

  4. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. Change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains most of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely resemble the example at the top of this article.

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Primavera P6 Samples

Airport Master Plan.xer (Primavera P6 Plan)

Airport Master Plan (Primavera P6).tat (OnePager Template for Primavera P6)


Primavera P6 Instructions

To build an airport master plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the set of sample files from above. The XER file contains the actual program schedule from Primavera P6, and the matching OnePager template file has all of the settings that will format the chart like the example above. Save both the project plan and the template file to your desktop.

  2. Click the OnePager icon on your desktop.

  3. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  4. Go to Select > BROWSE Primavera P6 Files, and then point OnePager to the Primavera P6 XER file that you downloaded from above.

  5. With the Primavera P6 file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.

  7. If you'd like to modify our example Primavera P6 project, you can import the XER file into your own Primavera P6 environment by going to File > Import and choosing the Primavera PM - (XER) option.

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Smartsheet Samples

Airport Master Plan (Smartsheet).xlsx (Excel for import into Smartsheet)

Airport Master Plan (Smartsheet).tat (OnePager Template for Smartsheet)


Smartsheet Instructions

To build an airport master plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files above. The Excel file contains all of the key milestones, and will be imported into your Smartsheet account, while the OnePager template will help define the layout of the timeline itself. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. To import the Excel file into Smartsheet, first log into your Smartsheet account.

  3. In Smartsheet, click on + Solution Center, and then on the Import screen, choose Microsoft Excel:

    Import from Excel into Smartsheet

  4. Point Smartsheet to the Excel file that you downloaded above and press Continue. On the Import Settings, review the name of your sheet, and then click Import::

    Finish importing from Excel into Smartsheet

  5. Now that the sample project has been imported into your Smartsheet account, go to your desktop, and click the OnePager button.

  6. On the OnePager start screen, click NEW to build a new timeline.

  7. Go to Select > BROWSE Smartsheet, log into your Smartsheet account, and then point OnePager to the example project.

  8. We need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (styles, layout, etc.) that make the timeline look the way that it does.

  9. Once the custom OnePager template is selected, click on Create New Chart to build your timeline. It should look similar to the example at the top of this article.

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