Resource Allocations

Add Resources Use menu Edit->Add Resource [F8] and add some resources to your project. Assign Resources to Tasks Double-click on a task to edit it’s properties. Go to tab Resources and add one or more resources to this task. Set the assigned Units for each allocation, usually 100%. Select the desired Task-Type on the first […]

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Task Dependencies

Tasks may depend on other tasks. This means, Task B must start not before Task A was finished, with a certain delay. Shifting Task A forward will shift Task B right after the end of Task A. Drag and drop a task on another task to add a new dependency or to remove an existing […]

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Calendars

ProjectPlanner 2014 supports cascading calendars with inheritance and calendar exceptions. Task and resource-calendars can be combined with the project calendar. Default-Calendar Every project has a Default Calendar. All other calendars will inherit from the default calendar or one of it’s children. So the default calendar is a good place to enter common working times and […]

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Granularities

You can set the Granularity for the project in the project settings dialog. All dates are rounded to this granularity, which means the minimal resolution in time. Start-dates are always rounded to floor, end-dates are always rounded to ceiling. You can set the following granularities: day half day quarter day hour half hour quarter hour […]

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Durations

Durations are entered in the form days hours minutes Examples: 3d 4h 15m 3d 3d 4h 3d 15m 4h 15m ..d..h..m is supported in any language to enter a duration. Other languages also support their own abbreviations and use them for display. Duration Types ProjectPlanner 2014 knows two Duration-Types: Full Working Days   Humans want […]

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The Heart of Project Management

This is valid for every task: Duration = Work / assigned Units This equation is the heart of project management software.   So we have an equation with 3 variables: Duration the size of the bar from StartDate to EndDate Work defined in the Task-Dialog under Work-Tab Units the percentage allocation of a resource in […]

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Tips, tricks and shortcuts

Double-click into nowhere to add a new task Shift-double-click into nowhere to add a new milestone Click on a task to select the task Double-click on a task to edit the task properties Ctrl-click, Shift-click to select multiple tasks Ctrl-drag into nowhere to span a selection rectangle and select multple tasks Del delete selected tasks […]

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