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Jay Leslie

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Jay Leslie carries with him 15 years of project management experience within the cable, telecom, construction and software development industries. The spectrum of projects and programs that Jay has managed throughout his career is broad and deep, enabling him to help clients implement Chronicle Graphics software -- including OnePager -- in a multitude of applications. His employment history includes positions at Narvaes Construction, Leslie Brothers Construction, CSG Systems, Echostar Satellite Services, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications.

Aptitudes and Attitudes of Effective Analysis

Tidbits from Stephen Few’s well-revered book, Now You See It Ever since we began including a section on data visualization in our formal training, we’ve only gotten one negative piece of feedback. The...

Exploratory vs. Explanatory Visuals in Planning

I love this topic because it elicits a higher level of thought around designing the data visualizations we need in planning, in a way that my simple mind can consume. In her book “Storytelling with Da...

5 Tips for a Better Design Phase

Communications in business, generally, should be designed for optimal readability by their audience, to cut risk. Miscommunication in business is bad. This means you we need to put some think-time and...

Storytelling with Your Gantt Chart

“Storytelling” is something marketing experts have been talking about for years, as a better way to communicate brands, products and what sets businesses apart. It’s now a recognized...

Best Practices in Data Visualization

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Data visualizati...

Size Matters (in Plan Communications)

…Well, in plan communications and Gantt charts, it does. Size, when used as an attribute to denote meaning in data visualization, will likely force our brain to look at the largest items first. ...

How Many Colors Are Too Many in Your Charts?

Nine. Well, so says Scott Berinato, in his book Good Charts. He bases this number on a conversation he had with Tamara Munzner, a data visualization expert and professor of computer science at the Uni...

How Standardization Can Help Set the Brain’s Expectations

We recently discovered a smart psychiatrist named Jon Lieff, during our reading of Good Charts by Scott Berinato. (This book is a treasure trove of information, if you’re interested in learning ...

Project Communications for the Pharmaceutical Industry

If you lead a team of project managers or schedulers in the pharmaceutical industry, you know how critical effective plan communications can be. Delivering just the right amount of data to the right s...