The Most Valuable Chart in Project Portfolio Management
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The Most Valuable Chart in Project Portfolio Management

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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The most valuable chart in project portfolio management is the bubble chart that simultaneously shows you the cost, risk, net present value (NPV) (or other value measure), and overall value score for each project in your portfolio. This chart lets you instantly see the most critical relationships in your project portfolio, and is irreplaceable in […]

A Look at Crime, Poverty, and Education in Bubble Charts
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A Look at Crime, Poverty, and Education in Bubble Charts

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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My little home state of Delaware is number 6 on the list of the ten most violent states as per FBI crime statistics published by 24/7. Surprisingly, Tennessee topped the list as the state with the most violent crime per 100,000 people. A bubble chart of the data for these states, with violent crime in […]

Challenges of Exploring Your Data In 3D Bubble Charts
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Challenges of Exploring Your Data In 3D Bubble Charts

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 by George F Huhn
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3D bubble charts are particularly useful for looking at projects and business investments simultaneously in dimensions of costs, risks, rewards, and benefits. However, unlike 2D charts, there generally isn’t a single view that lets you see all of the relationships at once because bubbles hide behind other bubbles and it can be difficult to see […]

3D Bubble Charts Are Here!
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3D Bubble Charts Are Here!

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 by George F Huhn
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I am pleased to announce the introduction of 3D bubble charts in Bubble Chart Pro™ version 5.2! 3D bubble charts let you plot 4 data sets in a single chart. In addition to the X and Y axes and bubble size, 3D bubble charts display a third dimension: the Z-axis. 3D bubble charts let you […]

3D Bubble Charts Are Looking Great!
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3D Bubble Charts Are Looking Great!

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 by George F Huhn
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The development of 3D bubble charts for the next version of Bubble Chart Pro™ is almost complete. This is a screenshot of the final 3D bubble chart form. Like our other bubble charts, the 3D bubble charts will be fully customizable including the ability to select the colors for the 3 grids, and to toggle […]

Coming Soon to Bubble Chart Pro™: 3D Bubble Charts!
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Coming Soon to Bubble Chart Pro™: 3D Bubble Charts!

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 by George F Huhn
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3D bubble charts let you look at 4 dimensions of data in a single chart. Data is represented by the X, Y, and Z-axes and the bubble size. In the prototype chart pictured, the most desirable quadrant is the upper-left-front quadrant – these are the projects with combined lower costs (X-axis), higher success probabilities (Y-axis), […]

Saying “Goodbye” to “On a Scale of 1 to 10…”
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Saying “Goodbye” to “On a Scale of 1 to 10…”

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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In Version 5.1, we’re introducing “Categories,” a new way to assign values to project attributes in your project portfolios and then plot them in bubble charts. Instead of rating project attributes “on a scale of 1 to 10,” now you can assign categories tied to whatever numerical scale you prefer. For example, in this bubble […]

Tracking Projects By Using Custom Legends in Bubble Charts
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Tracking Projects By Using Custom Legends in Bubble Charts

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 by George F Huhn
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Bubble charts are extremely useful in comparing individual projects in multiple dimensions. Today, with the introduction of custom legends in version 5 of Bubble Chart Pro™, we have made it easy to track groups of projects by assigning pattern and/or color-pattern combinations to custom legend items. For example, if you wanted to track projects by […]

Expanding the Bubble Chart Area in Version 4.3
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Expanding the Bubble Chart Area in Version 4.3

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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We released Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 4.3 today. The major new features of this version include the capability to toggle the legend display on and off and implementation of “smart bubble labels” to automatically help prevent overlapping bubble labels that can occur when bubbles are overlapping. The combination of these two features allows users to […]

Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts
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Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Our customers have really liked the ability to use their own graphic backgrounds in their bubble charts that we introduced in Version 4.0, but sometimes the image is too strong as a background to permit adequate contrast of the chart objects. Version 4.1 adds a slider to the preferences that allows you to precisely fade […]