We are happy to announce the new partnership between PMtips and Office Timeline.
Our Gold Sponsor Office Timeline helps business professionals create amazing presentations effortlessly, within minutes. Their core product is a visualization tool that can render stylish timelines, Gantt charts, roadmaps, and swimlane diagrams based on your input data, therefore transforming complex information into easily digestible narratives. They aim to drive forward a new paradigm in the organizational culture, one where high-level information can be conveyed in a comprehensible manner to all participants, regardless of their technical aptitudes and skillsets.
The team behind Office Timeline has years of experience and extensive knowledge in project management and design, particularly in optimizing process management, data visualization techniques, and strategic planning. Office Timeline is available as both a PowerPoint add-in and an online, browser-based version.
Gantt charts, roadmaps & timelines
Data visualization in the form of Gantt charts and templates is the bread and butter of Office Timeline. By setting project-specific tasks and milestones against a timeline backdrop, the critical path becomes clearer and considerably easier to present as a high-level overview to the stakeholders. Progress can be conveniently tracked by analyzing the original predictions and changes can be made to compensate for any setbacks. Overall, Gantt charts constitute an important instrument in every project manager’s toolkit.
Office Timeline relies on an extensive number of fully customizable templates to generate the graphical representation of the data. The primary advantage of this approach is a significant decrease in the time allocated for creating diagrams and PowerPoint presentations. These are included by default in the application. The Office Timeline team also regularly develops new professional PowerPoint templates that can be downloaded free of charge from their website. In addition, users have the option to create and save personalized project timeline template s, reuse them for upcoming presentations, or share them with colleagues.
The Office Timeline add-in integrates with PowerPoint to render the timelines and Gantt charts as native slides. As a result, the application offers versatility via the two sets of graphic customization options: the one from Microsoft and its own. This integration also serves to eliminate the learning curve. Most users are already accustomed with the Microsoft Office suite and Office Timeline leverages that knowhow to provide an intuitive interface.
Office Timeline is compatible with other popular PM software such as Microsoft Project, Excel, Smartsheet and Wrike. Project data stored within these apps can be instantly imported into Office Timeline and transformed into vivid visual representations, with minimal formatting required. The straightforward and intuitive import process is described in detail within the support articles and videos available on the company’s website.
The addition of swimlanes to Gantt charts and timelines enables users to break down highly complex projects into specific subsections, making the strategic planning process more approachable. Swimlanes constitute the building blocks of this overview and cover each stage of the project, with its proprietary tasks and milestones.
To find out more about Office Timeline and the advantages of their timeline and Gantt chart maker brings to the PM table, visit their official website or check out their blog.