Project Portfolio Management Under Uncertainty
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Project Portfolio Management Under Uncertainty

Posted on May 27, 2015 by George F Huhn
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Figure 1: A Project Ranking Chart displaying Uncertainty Bars. You know that making project portfolio decisions requires making predictions about the future. Predictions about timing, markets, costs, ROI, etc. And these predictions usually involve a single value, percentage, or date. And most of the time, they’re wrong. But, Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL can help you […]

Bubble Chart Pro™ V6 Is Here!
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Bubble Chart Pro™ V6 Is Here!

Posted on May 20, 2015 by George F Huhn
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I am pleased to announce that Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 6 has been released, and it is full of new features to help make your business data analysis faster and easier and your presentations and reports more persuasive and insightful. Now in version 6 you can: Instantly see your projects ranked against whatever attribute you […]

Asking “What If?”: Bubble Chart Pro V. 6 (Preview 3)
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Asking “What If?”: Bubble Chart Pro V. 6 (Preview 3)

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by George F Huhn
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Being able to understand and predict the impact of change in your project portfolio and your portfolio model is essential in building a robust project portfolio model. In Bubble Chart Pro Version 6, you’ll be able to use new sensitivity charts to quickly see how changes in your projects or portfolio model can change your […]

Project Ranking Charts: Bubble Chart Pro™ V.6 (Preview 2)
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Project Ranking Charts: Bubble Chart Pro™ V.6 (Preview 2)

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by George F Huhn
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Visualizing project ranking is going to be incredibly easy and powerful in Bubble Chart Pro Version 6. In just a few clicks, you’ll be able to create charts that show the “most-likely,” “best,” and “worst” outcomes for your projects displayed in prioritized project order from highest to lowest. Prioritizing projects is one of the biggest […]

3D Bubble Charts Have Zoom-Boxes in Latest Release
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3D Bubble Charts Have Zoom-Boxes in Latest Release

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 by George F Huhn
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I had a couple of requests for the same type of zoom-boxes that we have for 2D bubble charts to be added to the new 3D bubble charts. Therefore, we have added zoom-boxes to 3D Bubble Charts in Bubble Chart Pro™ version 5.3. Click on the 1-minute video below to watch a demonstration of how […]

The Safest and Most Dangerous States in the United States
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The Safest and Most Dangerous States in the United States

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 by George F Huhn
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Annual FBI statistics on violent and property crime show the rate of each type of crime per 100,000 residents by state. This bubble chart shows violent crime per 100,000 residents on the y-axis and and property crime per 100,000 residents on the x-axis. Bubble size represents population. By combining the violent and property statistics for […]

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 […]

Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?
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Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 by George F Huhn
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In some cases, the answer is “yes.” In a study of economists summarized in the HBR Blog Network entitled “Economists Are Overconfident. So Are You,” Justin Fox describes a study where economists were asked to make predictions based on analyzing numerical data alone, analyzing numerical data and scatter graphs, or analyzing just the scatter graphs. […]