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imonk
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Hi all,

I am relatively new to the project management game and I just had a quick questions regarding my software options. I am looking for a good/easy to use software that will let me create a project data list while simultaneously giving me a visual timeline view. I noticed there is a lot of software that provide you with Gantt chart options, but I need the timeline view.

Something similiar to this excel sheet I have been using, but better:
http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelArticles/c ... eline.html

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Ian
johntc29
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Hi Ian,

Have a look at projectplace. They have a visual timeline that can be connected to their action boards.

Good luck
John
Mohamed.Benmerikhi
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Hi Ian,

It is true that there are a lot of software packages out there. I have recently done a template for comapring Project Management software packages. I managed to draft a list of about a hundred and classified them by their attributes. I can post it to you if you provide me with your email address.

However, there's SMARTSHEET on cloud. After an online registration, the company let's you use a basic version which allows you to do your Gantts and timelines. You may store your work online and navigate through the various options available for general project management. I think it lasts 28 days beyond which you can negotiate a monthly fee with the company.

Take care
Mohamed Benmerikhi
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dhaughey
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Hi Mohamed,

If agreeable, perhaps you could post your template here. What do you think?

Cheers,
Duncan
imonk
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Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback. These are all great options, but they don't seem to suit my needs. These solutions are only providing me with a gantt chart option.

I am trying to maintain a visual representation like the one achieved here: http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelArticles/c ... eline.html, titled "Events in the life of Benjamin Franklin". I have been using this, but re-purposed it to get a great visual representation of my teams projects throughout each fiscal year.

Kind regards,
Ian
Mohamed.Benmerikhi
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Hi Duncan,

Sure I can post the template provided the system supports big size files, otherwise i can email you.

Take care
Mohamed Benmerikhi
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dhaughey
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Hi Mohamed,

File size is not a problem, so please go ahead and upload.

Thanks,
Duncan
Mohamed.Benmerikhi
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Hi Duncan,

I have just uploaded the file for you. Hope you find it useful.
Regards

Mohamed Benmerikhi
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