Use the slider and slider track

The slider and slider track are useful for quickly navigating to any point in time on a visualization.

For the CIO Roadmap, the slider track allows you to quickly view the distribution of projects over time and determine project states. While in 3D view, click and drag the slider to move the timeline forward or backward. In 2D view, click and drag the slider track right or left to move the timeline forward or backward.

The slider track provides an alternative view of panels on a visualization. For the CIO Roadmap, a colored dot in the slider track indicates the presence of one or more projects for a given day. The different dot colors correspond to different project states. This allows you to scan the slider track to identify projects of interest by their color, and then use the slider or slider track to quickly navigate to those projects. For example, if you are interested in projects that are in a pending state, you can use the slider to navigate to the colored dots that represent that state.

Note: Dots in the slider track do not correspond one-to-one with panels in a visualization. A dot represents the presence of one or more projects on a given date. In 3D view, if there is more than one project for a given day, all of the projects for that day are combined into a single panel on the roadmap. When the slider track is populated, projects in a multi project panel are analyzed for project state and then represented as appropriately colored dots in the slider track.

Similarly, you can use the slider or slider track in conjunction with the calendar to quickly navigate to any point in time. For example, if you are concerned about resource issues in April 2014 because you see a large cluster of dots during that time, dragging the slider or slider track to those dots brings those projects into view. Click the individual panels to view additional information.