The Auto Layout functionality in SummaryPro has been significantly enhanced to speed up the production of your summary Plan on a Page (POAP). With a simple button click, you can now layout your plan to display as:
- A simple waterfall based on either start date or the ID number or
- A complex multi-swimlane layout using up to two levels of swimlane.
Some examples or POAPs produced using this new functionality in a few minutes are shown below.
A high-level view suitable for a board presentation; uses the waterfall option (no swimlanes) and some edits to bring some items into the same line:
A programme presentation using two layers of swimlane and the "minimise rows" option:
A workstream summary using the waterfall and swimlanes options:
Auto Layout can also set the timescale for your POAP so that nothing is missed and decide on the optimal size of the bars so that everything fits. The taskbar size optimisation feature is also available without using Auto Layout.
It also fills in the name of the tasks; however, as always, you are free to edit these so that you are not tied to the names in your plan.
See it in action in this video:
To try out this new time-saving functionality, you can either use the free 10-day trial or, if you are an existing user, download the latest version from the downloads section.