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Visualization of Project Resources Against Budgets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120685D
Original Publication Date: 1991-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Haynes, T: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for visualization of resource expenditure for project plans in order to overcome deficiencies with use of conventional techniques.

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Visualization of Project Resources Against Budgets

      Provided is a technique for visualization of resource
expenditure for project plans in order to overcome deficiencies with
use of conventional techniques.

      The user is provided with conventional techniques for defining
project schedules and resource expenditures to support the project.
In addition, the following enhancements are provided.
     Provide users with an integrated display of resource
expenditures, schedule charts, and a summary of resource expenditure,
e.g., overlaying of resource expenditure on schedule lines or summary
totals
     Allow users to request that the resource expenditure be
displayed in a visual form integrated with the schedule chart, e.g.,
automatic generation of a histogram to visualize resource expenditure
vs. budget
     The integrated schedule and resource charts can be extended to
show multiple resources, e.g., removal of numeric resource
expenditure data from the project schedule chart and displaying
utilization of two resources with respect to their own budgets
     In addition to displaying the integrated information, the user
is allowed to interact with displayed data, e.g., typing onto
displayed resource information automatically updates dependent
information

      The benefits to the end user are as follows: new functionality,
improved usability and reduced worksteps from integrated sources of
information or visualization of resource data, autom...