Frequently Asked Questions

What ...

What is V U E ^ 3 D ?


V U E ^ 3 D is a completely new way of visualizing complex projects, processes, relationships and networks - in a way never before possible. Zoom out - quickly see a strategic, high-level view of a complex project's overall status. Zoom in - quickly see individual components and tasks - at a tactical level - to rapidly determine what needs to be addressed and actioned.




What is the meaning of the shapes and graphics in the visualization?


The basic idea and meaning of the shapes are as follows: Nodes/spheres on the cone - Red - tasks not started yet Yellow - tasks in progress Green - tasks complete Circular plane - This represents the current date. As the project progresses, the current date plane should bisect the cone where most tasks are yellow (in progress). If the plane is above red tasks - then the project is behind schedule - and work that should be completed is still open. If green node/tasks are above the plane - then the work has been completed ahead of schedule.




What are good use-cases?


That's easy - just about anything where we need to plan, track and manage tasks and deliver by a certain date. For example: building offshore platforms, factories, office towers, houses, cars, rockets, notebook computers, smartphones ... or planning a large event, or even organization/business activities: mergers, acquisitions, marketing campaigns, product launches, etc. V U E ^ 3 D can be used for: Assurance - a great way to ensure accountability is through transparency and visualization. Risk detection - find tasks with large numbers of pre-requisites and dependents - identifying the major risks to successful project completion. Present project statuses in board rooms, meeting rooms and on factory floors - using a tool that everyone can quickly understand and utilize.





How ...

How do we use V U E ^ 3 D ?


Simply upload a *.CSV (comma seperated values) - in the specified format.




How do we create a *CSV to then load?


A *CSV file is available as an export from Excel and other similar spreadsheet applications. The *CSV file should match the following format exactly. This can be produced as an *XLS export from current basic project management tools like Primavera and MS Project: Activity ID,Activity Status,WBS,Activity Name,Start,Finish,Predecessors,Successors
PM-00-1000,Completed,10141410-1.1,Project Start,1-Jan-18,31-Oct-19,,"PM-00-1160, PM-00-122"
PM-00-1635,Completed,10141410-1.1,LOPA,,19-Sep-19,TS.0022,TS.22
PM-00-1010,Completed,10141410-1.1,Mid Model Review,,21-Sep-19,PD.28.19,PD.28.21 Columns and data types are: Activity ID alphanumeric Activity Status text WBS alphanumeric Activity Name text Start date format DD-Mon-YY Finish date format DD-Mon-YY Predecessors list of activity IDs of predecessors Successors list of activity IDs of successors




How many visuals can you create?


Unlimited - on the unlimited subscription plan.




How do we find detail on tasks?


Selecting a task will reveal the task detail window - a scrollable window displaying direct predecessor and dependent tasks. Names of the task as well as all connected/linked tasks will be displayed.





Why ...

Why a cone shape for the visualization?


The cone is the best basic geometric representation for displaying project tasks. More tasks exist towards the beginning, and this converges to a final completion point at the top.




Why are the task nodes arranged that way in the visualization?


Project tasks are grouped and arranged according to AI algorithms that compare and measure all tasks based on related tasks, as well as predecessor and dependency tasks - and the involved connections.





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