Track your status, in real time

Tracking the status of your work can be time consuming and frustrating. Not only to collect the right status, also to show it in the right format. Often your data is already out-dated by the time you use it or your format turns out not to be flexible enough.

Find out how placker helps you to track your real status, in real time, and how you can create any view you need to share and discuss the status with your team members and stakeholders.

How Placker uses trackers

For Placker, trackers are another way to represent your work. Like the plan view uses lists and items, the Track view uses trackers. Trackers are generated from the item’s attributes and can be bar graphs, bubble charts or counters. (If you miss pie charts, consider reading ‘save the pies for dessert’ )

You can access the track view from the left-hand menu. For the ‘move houses’ project, this view is shown below.

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On this board there are five bar graphs based on board attributes (Type, Progress, Time, Status and Owner)  and one bubble chart showing the risk profile of the board. This is a bubble chart plotting the likelihood against impact of the risks on the board.

All the graphs are updated in real-time and are synchronized between team members. For example if someone updates the status from progress ‘Open’ to ‘Completed’, you will see the trackers being updated accordingly. If you want to know which items are behind a figure, click on the graph to view the related list of items.

Create any view using filters and attributes

There are two ways you can use to customize your view and create any view you need to understand and discuss your status:

  1. Enable or disable trackers in the settings menu, here you have an overview of the available attributes to show them as you need.
  2. Show or hide items by setting filter.  For example to show the status of items under your responsibility.

You could create the following view by hiding the trackers for owner and type and adding two custom trackers on room and report level. For this view also the filter for the owner Sara is applied, thus showing all items that are assigned Sara.

This also shows one way on how you can create different reporting views using attributes. Create a custom attribute ‘report level’, assign items to each report level and then filter to show only items with the associated level.

Quick how-to on tracking: