Sunday, July 13, 2008
So, I volunteered to whip up a little flowchart of a project. It's fairly straightforward and the critical path is rather obvious. I also think I'm pretty good with flow charts. Not only have I been to lots of project management workshops and classes, but I spent way too much time in a previous position (information/document specialist & blueprint librarian) working with Visio. Somehow, not only the job of managing the organizational chart for a relatively huge division of a global company, but much of record keeping of their project management, had fallen to the IS at some point.
Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately!) I no longer have Visio to spit out those beautiful interconnected flowcharts and structured org charts. So, in the past, I've used Word, Excel, or some other product, when I've need to fake a flowchart. Today, in digging around on the net a little, I found a beta test of a new free online flowchart creator, flowchart.com (think you can remember that? LOL). It is not perfect (for one, entering colors by hexcode didn't seem to work, and the colors are very standard, otherwise) , but whoa! it works otherwise.
So, if you want to try this flowchart site, you can either add your name to the que for an invitation, or you can drop me an email, and I'll send you an invite. I only have 6 invites left.