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How to Create a RAG (Red, Amber, Green) Report for your Gantt Chart

A RAG status report is frequently using in project management to provide a visual indication of project performance. The actual definition of the thresholds used to determine the status can vary from project to project, however a typical interpretation for each condition is: If a status is Red, then some form of escalation is immediately […]

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Burn Down and Burn Up Reports in GanttDiva

GanttDiva has now added the ability to generate burn down or burn up reports from your project. Burn down (or Burn up) charts represent a useful metric that can be used to track overall progress on a project. They give an up to date overview of overall progress of a project, based on the current […]

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Helpful Excel Tips I learned at Launchexcel.com

I came across an interesting site while looking for new information about how to use Excel for project management tasks and gather ideas for further improvements to GanttDiva. You should check out Victor Chan’s website, www.launchexcel.com . I particularly like the description of the project timeline as this is a very nice way of putting together a project roadmap […]

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How Burn Down charts can help you to assess progress on your project

If you have worked on very many projects, you realize that they often don’t often follow the original plan. Predecessors are sometimes delayed or resources are sometimes unavailable and plans need to change based on the reality that has actually transpired on your project. Yet the end dates don’t change and it can be difficult […]

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Creating a Roadmap using GanttDiva

In addition to the creation of normal schedules and Gantt charts, GanttDiva can also be used to create a Road-map that can give a big picture view of a project. A road-map is used to provide a high level view, particularly when activities stretch out over years. The benefit of using GanttDiva instead of a […]

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Enabling Macros – Excel 2007

In case you are not sure how to enable macros on your copy of Excel 2007 to use GanttDiva and start creating your Gantt chart, here is a step by step approach: Step 1 – From the initial open page of Excel, click on the button with the Office Logo as shown in the image […]

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Enabling Macros – Excel 2010

If macros are not enabled on your copy of Excel, then GanttDiva will not work. Here are the steps required to ensure that macros can run on your copy of Excel of Excel 2010 and you can use GanttDiva to create your Gantt chart based project schedule. Step 1 – From the File menu, select […]

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GanttDiva can be used to rapidly define tasks during System Design

Normally System Design activities are difficult to model in a larger project schedule because of the number of small inter-related activities required for each functional change. GanttDiva becomes very useful for creating a short term gantt chart based schedule to track this work. I started by creating a schedule template for a typical set of […]

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