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3 Tips on Creating a reporting engine for your Excel Gantt Chart

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Gantt Chart Excel 
Many users start building their excel gantt charts using conditional formatting as shown on a range of videos on youtube etc.

One of the key issues with this approach is that they tend to use the gantt chart as both an input and a reporting engine.  Ie.  The user inputs tasks, resources and dates, and the system just outputs a project plan or gantt chart.

There are three primary reports that should be a key function of any gantt chart, whether created in excel or a proprietary planning package....
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Gantt Chart Excel Reporting

Posted by Marcus Shane on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Gantt Chart Excel 
Chart gantt is taking it's products to the next level with a range of Excel gantt chart templates with reporting.  After initial discussions with our existing clients, we realise that reporting and navigation are key features that many clients are looking for.

A number of existing customers have built their own reporting engines onto their existing gantt charts (Chart Gantt Basic, Dependent, Effort and Cost, or Ulitmate).

Research has indicated that there are 3 primary Excel Gantt Chart reports...
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4 Steps to Successful Project Establishment

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, January 3, 2013, In : project planning 



Nearly all projects that go off the rails (over 80%) usually go off the rails in the early planning and team formation stages. This article explores 5 key tips for structuring your project correctly to give it the best chance of delivering advantageous outcomes.


Whilst it's not possible to guarantee project attainment, there are a number of things you can do from the very start of your project that will promote your chances considerably.

Step 1 - Get Active - Expression is tough wor...

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