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Managing Stacked Bar Charts

Stacked Bar charts are a type of bar chart where the individual bars are comprised of smaller bars that are "stacked" on each other. In Optsee® and , stacked bar charts are coupled with the prioritizer and used to analyze and compare the distribution of attribute values in projects.

Attributes are assigned a color and/or a pattern to use to identify them in the stacked bar chart. Bar charts are extremely useful as visual representations of portfolios because they allow you to quickly and easily compare projects.

Optsee® and let you quickly create 3 different kinds of stacked bar charts using a simple form. Each different type gives you a different look at your data:

  • Use Percent Normalized Weighted Values: This will display the attribute data in a stacked bar chart such that each attributes' normalized weighted value contribution is graphed as a percentage of the total value score.
  • Use Normalized Weighted Values: This will display the attribute data in a stacked bar chart such that each attributes' normalized weighted value is graphed and the length of the bar represents the total value score.
  • Use Data Values: This will display the attribute data in a stacked bar chart.

Note that attributes must be designated as "Active" in the Attribute form to appear in the bar charts. The first 10 Attributes are active by default.

See Creating Bar Charts and Bar Chart Preferences for more information about these bar charts.