It's important to have a projection of whether or not you will meet your targets so you can plan around it. In this course, you will learn how to create visual forecasts to help you monitor and share your project performance.
In every project, there are several constraints and variables such as the number of people in the team, the cost of development, the timeline. Whether you are about to start a project, or in the middle of it, it’s important to have a projection of whether or not you will meet your targets. In this course, Sharing Effective Visual Forecasts, you'll learn how to create a graphical representation of your projections so viewers can easily understand your project performance.
First, you’ll explore what visual forecasting is and why it’s important. Next, you’ll learn about the best practices and common pitfalls when creating visual reports. Finally, you’ll create a visual forecast and explore the best ways to share the information with your audience.
When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Sharing Effective Visual Forecasts needed to communicate project projections within your company.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Eliska Que, and welcome to my course, Sharing Effective Visual Forecasts. I have been a product and project manager for over a decade, and I've founded two ecommerce businesses here in Canada. As a project manager, people would ask you when is the product release date going to be? It's common to hesitate to answer when you know that there are a lot of moving parts in any project. But the thing is, as long as you have data, you know how to use it, and more importantly present it to your audience, you'd be able to easily create a visual forecast. This course will help you utilize data into making visual forecasts for your projects. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding the importance and benefits of forecasting, the common mistakes and best practices when creating agile forecasts, as well as steps when presenting them in a dashboard. And finally, we'll create two visual forecasts together. One will be for a product release date and the other will be for a feature to get ready by a certain date. By the end of this course, you'll know how to effectively create and share your project forecast to your audience. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with project management processes, agile reports, and Sprint methodology for software development. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn about creating and presenting project forecasts with the Sharing Effective Visual Forecasts course, at Pluralsight.