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Tuesday, September 17, 2002
•Project Management Graphics - You might recognize the name of Edward Tufte. His field is the design of visual delivery of information, and he's authored a number of books on the subject, several of which are in my own library. Tufte's website includes a discussion thread on Project Management Graphics which starts with a critique of the good old Gantt chart, and moves on to some intriguing ideas for a more easily understood picture of projects. Instead of tasks on one axis and time on the other, picture resources vs time, with tasks as "cells" in the body of the chart...a sort of "swimlane" approach.
While the concept might require a bit of tweaking to accomodate critical chain-style buffers and/or anticipated impact of risk/variation, and while I do have a concern about the sort of spaghetti diagram that might occur with tasks that have more than a few successors, there is something in the design that I find attractive.
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