“When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
— Buckminster Fuller, architect, engineer
Show Many projects on a single page
- Show as much as possible in a condensed form.
- Use well known acronyms to conserve space.
- Keep the chart clutter-free for ease of presentation. Verbally present details.
In this Milestones Professional schedule example, since there is no legend, it is important that the audience be familiar with the acronyms.
Integrated Master Schedules
An Integrated Master Schedule (or IMS) is the top level schedule which shows a “big picture” of often very complex projects. It may be a schedule for several components of a larger project and is typically linked to lower level Integrated Master Plans. Milestones Professional makes it easy to create and maintain Integrated Master Schedules.
Symbols in the IMS can be updated from other Milestones Professional schedules using “symbol linking”. Symbols can also be linked to Microsoft Project or Oracle Primavera P6 and updated using a “refresh” process.