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Merlin Project: Where to change the calculation unit for durations?

You use Merlin Project to schedule your projects and keep track of work, resources and cost? Then you already know how to enter new activities, define them by 'Given Work' or 'Given Duration' as required and/or assign resources. So let's assume that you have two activities; defined one by 13 hours, the other by 4.5 weeks of given work.

You need now to show - maybe for reporting reasons - 'Planned Work', 'Expected Duration', etc by activity or assignment. So you enable the desired column(s) in the outline or Gantt. Merlin Project calculates the information, uses the statistic work values and selects the unit coming nearer to the entered values. That shows the first activity by a planned work of 1.62 days, the other by 1.12 months.

How to have all work or duration units the same, for example in 'days'?

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The 10 Commitments for Project Managers

What does project business has to do with the Bible? Nothing. Unless you take the 10 Commandments and apply them to project management. That’s exactly, what we have done and it was not only fun but revealed some basic truths about how to manage projects with success.

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Posted by Richard Joerges on April 12th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: project management success factors

5 questions about project management
with Philippe Lauper

Coffee Talk

Before we leave the office for the weekend, we stop for a quick coffee talk with our project management colleagues to chat about their best practices. Well, not literally, but that's how we designed our interview series "5 questions about project management". To be fast, intense and refreshing like a good cup of coffee.

Today, we’ll talk to Philippe Lauper. He is the founder of Prefix, a project management consulting company, which supports clients by using a unique project management method suitable for agile and traditional approaches. Philippe Lauper also teaches his “Prefix model” to individuals and corporations.

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Posted by Paul Henkel on April 5th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: 5Questions project management

5 questions about project management
with Jeff Haynor

Coffee Talk

Before we leave the office for the weekend, we stop for a quick coffee talk with our project management colleagues to chat about their best practices. Well, not literally, but that's how we designed our interview series "5 questions about project management". To be fast, intense and refreshing like a good cup of coffee.

Today, we’ll talk to Jeff Haynor. He is the CIO of Orion Integrated Information Technology which provides Mac business solutions for customer relationship management and project management. Jeff is known in the Apple Community as the Apple Store Liaison for Daylite CRM & Productivity Suite and Merlin Project.

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Posted by Paul Henkel on March 30th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: 5Questions project management

Merlin Project: One file, more users

You are working with Merlin Project in a team and need to edit the same file?

If so, you know that when you edit for example your data in the 'Work breakdown' and another user is changing to the 'Resources' view, your application will also synchronize the view and show the 'Resources'.

How to work in a team using a shared project file and thereby still have the option of independent views?

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Posted by Peter Meier on March 28th, 2018 under Products
Tags: merlin-project views shared window-configurations macOS