Category Archives for "Charts"

The Top 25 Best Tips on Excel Dashboards

Charts , Dashboards , Excel , Metrics and Measures , Tips , Top Best Tips

This is a collection of tips that will help you create powerful Excel dashboards. This ranked list started by collecting the top Excel dashboard tips from multiple search engine pages. After aggregated the tips I ranked them for usefulness based on 30 years of experience developing Excel dashboards and strategic performance projects. 1. Talk to Users. Build […]

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Would You Like to Spy on Your Neighbor’s Dashboards? Here’s How.

Charts , Dashboards , Excel

Have you ever wanted to see how others have designed a dashboard? Or what another organization’s Balanced Scorecard looks like? Come on. I know you have. Why learn things from scratch when you can stand on the shoulders of other good ideas. Seeing how others approach a problem can show you where you forgot something […]

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Top 5 Best Excel Funnel Charts Sales and Marketing Love — One Funnel Chart You Should Never Use — And Two Dynamic Funnel Charts in PowerPoint!

Charts , Excel , Functions , Reporting , Tips , Top Best Tips

This blog will show you five different ways to make funnel charts in Excel and two ways to link Excel funnel chart data into PowerPoint slides. Funnel charts are a favorite of marketing and sales for showing the volume and progress through different stages of the customer journey, from initial contacts, to qualified leads, to prospects […]

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This Pareto Chart in Excel Could Get You Promoted

Career , Charts , Dashboards , Excel , Pivot Table and PowerPivot , Productivity Improvement

There are two or three charts that every business person must know. Arguably two of the top ones are the break-even chart and the burn down chart. My vote for the third chart is Pareto’s Rule, the 80/20 Rule. This chart is the god of productivity improvement. Pareto’s Rule, and its chart, shows you where […]

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The Top 17 Best Business and Personal Productivity Tips

Charts , Creativity , Dashboards , Decision Making , Excel , Four Quadrant Model , Goals and Objectives , Strategy , Strategy Map , SWOT Analysis and Action Plan , SWOT Analysis and Action Plan , Time Management , Tips , Top Best Tips

Last week’s newsletter contained the Top 25 Excel Dashboard Tips by page views from the last 15 months of Critical to Success. This week’s list has the 17 Most Popular Personal Productivity and Business Performance Tips from the last 15 months. A few of these productivity and performance tips are in both lists, because they use Excel […]

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Top 25 Best Excel Dashboard and Chart Tips for 2015

Charts , Dashboards , Excel , Tips , Top Best Tips

Tony Robbins and other performance gurus who strive to improve personal performance teach that one of the most powerful ways to improve ourselves is by modeling. Modeling is watching others so you can learn how they perform a task better, then modeling our behavior after theirs. These are the top 25 best Excel dashboard tips […]

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Top 30 Best Excel Chart and Dashboard Tips in the “Excel Chart and Dashboard Quick Reference Guide”

Charts , Dashboards , Excel , Tips , Top Best Tips

Get your free copy now of the Excel Chart and Dashboard Quick Reference Guide. Quick Reference Excel Charts and Dashboards – US Letter Quick Reference Excel Charts and Dashboards – A4 Critical to Success now has over 4,000 subscribers with 72% of you consistently opening and using its tips and tools. That is so Awesome! It makes me […]

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Time and Project Management with an Even More Advanced Gantt Chart in Excel

Charts , Excel , Excel Project Management , Project Management , Project Management , Time Management

This advanced Gantt Chart in Excel has the basic scrolling Gantt Chart and custom weekends and holidays, but it also includes alerts for percent complete, email links to task leads, Work Breakdown Structure numbering (WBS), and filters to show only the tasks and date ranges you want. If you are managing personal tasks or small […]

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Time and Project Management with an Advanced Gantt Chart in Excel

Charts , Excel , Excel Project Management , Functions , Project Management , Project Management , Time Management

This tutorial shows you how to take the basic Excel Gantt Chart and add conditional formatting so the Gantt chart shows today’s date, custom holidays, and custom weekends. Changing the WORKDAYS.INTL function will also adjust the end date to account for non-working custom weekends and holidays. A Gantt Chart in Excel is a powerful way […]

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How to Build a Gantt Chart in Excel

Charts , Dashboards , Excel , Excel Project Management , Functions , Project Management , Project Management

Gantt charts help you track the progress of tasks in a project. This and the following tutorials will show you how to create a Gantt chart in Excel and then enhance it with robust features. The tutorial starts with a simple Gantt chart using conditional formatting and a few functions and evolves into a project […]

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