29 June 2021
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Project planning is one of the most important parts of any company, whether you’re manufacturing musical instruments, developing vaccines or part of a large game development studio, projects are essential to your business. But there is a simple solution to all of your project planning needs: Vizlib Gantt for Qlik Sense.
Right. So, when we last met Geoff, he was struggling with data capture. Vizlib came to his rescue and solved all of his capturing needs with Writeback. Unfortunately, Geoff is back at it again. And this time he isn’t very good at project planning. In fact, most of his projects run over time and over budget. He just can’t allocate resources correctly, which means his team works endless nights to fix his mistakes. It’s costing the company a lot of money in overtime.
Just like with writeback, Vizlib has a simple solution for all of Geoff’s project planning problems: Vizlib Gantt.
Vizlib Gantt is a powerful tool for planning and displaying your projects in Qlik Sense. With it, users can easily visualise essential timelines for deadlines and tasks, and see upcoming events and activities in their projects. It’s the perfect solution to declutter complex, lengthy projects and focus on what really matters.
Using customisable timelines, bar graphs and other components, Geoff and his team can instantly spot when individual components of projects are due, instead of realising too late that they’re out of time. How? He can choose specific colours to denote urgency levels, add icons to draw attention to key milestones, or even add team photos to fast-track handovers.
Geoff can easily see who has the bandwidth for an additional task, who needs to have tasks removed from them, and where they might be stalling in the project’s pipeline. And manage every aspect of the project like a pro!
With Vizlib Gantt, users can plan projects alongside other datasets in Qlik Sense. It’s easy to combine data from CRM, sales, support, development, and finance. And keep your project’s under control!
Vizlib Gantt doesn’t just include visual timelines and markers, it is packed with a range of contextual features. For example, with embedded HTML tooltips, a project’s journey can be supported with supplemental information. Users can also add a range of information to each timeline, like progress percentages and event names to easily show any potential risks, blockers or areas that need attention.
With colourful, customised graphics and visualisations, project managers can steer the user’s attention to important parts of any timeline, like final deadlines. After all, the more visual information a user has, the easier it is to understand a task.
On its own, Vizlib Gantt is a powerful tool, but by combining it with Vizlib Collaboration and Vizlib Library, it becomes the ultimate project management tool. These types of combinations add a range of practical functionality.
With the power of Vizlib Library, Geoff and his team can add extra visuals to the projects – like forecasts and cluster analysis – and different dashboard styles.
By integrating Vizlib Collaboration, the team can discuss and share insights about the project without having to leave their Qlik dashboard. Vizlib Collaboration also includes writeback capabilities, empowering users to go beyond just reporting in Qlik. Now, Geoff and the team can close the analytics loop by adding or editing data sources from the Qlik dashboard. This saves time by not having to sift through various files or programs to change a few lines of data.
Geoff’s entire team – from management to interns – can use these combinations to add new tasks, buttons and filters, and modify the entire scope and layout of any project. All of these changes load instantly into Gantt, which makes project analysis much faster.
With the power of Vizlib’s Gantt, Library, and Collaboration, anyone can become a project management rockstar, even Geoff. All of the products are made with ease-of-use in mind, so no coding experience needed.
Now to figure out who keeps promoting Geoff? 🤔
Good project management can save a business a lot of time and money. And with intuitive solutions, it’s easy to get everyone on board. Are you ready to take charge of your projects with Vizlib Gantt?
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