MS Project Contours – Graph Examples

Ok, so every self-made wannabe super hero needs a goofy origin story, right?

If you look to the left and to the right on this blog, you will see a mesmerizing symbol – the symbol which would be emblazoned across my spandex suit if I dressed up as Super Project Woman.

It’s not just a dazzling light display, however.  I thought it was finally time to tell the startling truth – all will be revealed at the end of this post!

We have been working on modeling our common project types using contours to help in pre-planning and deciding when a project should occur.  In that endeavor, we found we wanted a graphical representation of what those contours would look like, so I created some.  Here they are in no particular order:


Late Peak

Front Loaded

Early Peak

Double Peak


And these next pics show the difference between some of the more similar ones:
Bell vs. Turtle: Fight!

(I’d like to point out that the turtle starts out at higher than 0, whereas bell starts from the very bottom)

Early Peak vs. Front Loaded: Fight!

Back Loaded vs. Late Peak:  Fight!

And there you have it!  If you want to show these as examples of what those contours do to work, then you’ve got a nice graphical display to use!

And now, my logo – It’s all of the above!!

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