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Merlin Project: Report With Project Objective

Merlin Project Support

We received following question just recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project. I have created a draft project file for a client who has requested regular status report. When I generate a report there’s a field with a heading “Objective” which shows blank on my reports, but is filled-in on the reports from your built-in templates and the help guide. Where can I edit the field in my project as this would be useful to have?

Merlin Project - report view of a template
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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on August 5th, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support objective

Summer reading tip for Project Managers

books

Summertime and a summer leave offers professionals much-deserved time to think and grow. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your work methodes. You can now catch up with all that you've set aside for "when I have time" and it is available to you in the internet, blogs, books or other resources.

As a PM, if you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list we have assembled for you. For the talented in leaning languages among you, we include book tips in English and German that cover a wide range of Project Management topics. But we have to admit, some books work just as well in winter time.

Our special summer reading tip?

A casual sentence of a supervisor leads to a project that should be planned, documented, and realized in time without exceeding the budget. A difficult task, no doubt, but a clever project manager knows how to help himself. With the right tools he can make the project planning easier, reduce risks and ensure the success of the project.

This book illustrates how this all works smoothly and easily with Merlin Project.

More summer reading for PMs

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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on June 29th, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: documentation tutorial reading

Understanding and Resolving Scheduling Conflict: Dependency order is violated

Merlin Project Support

From time to time we receive in support following question:
Why does Merlin show some text or dependency lines in red?

Understanding and Resolving Scheduling Conflict - Dependency order is violated

These are rows with scheduling conflicts.

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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on April 28th, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support

Merlin Project: Split an activity?

Merlin Project Support

From time to time we receive in support following question:
I have scheduled my activity and already recorded actual progress. Now however, I need to push the remaining work to a later date, or to assign it to another resource. Can I split the activity? And how do I set this up in Merlin Project?

Merlin Project - started activity

There is no explicit function in Merlin Project splitting activities, but…

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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on April 1st, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support merlin-project-express

Understanding and Resolving Scheduling Conflict: Expected Work Exceeds Given Value

Merlin Project Support

From time to time we receive in support following question:
Why does Merlin show some text and durations in orange?

Understanding and Resolving Scheduling Conflict - Expected Work Exceeds Given Value

These are rows with weak scheduling conflicts.

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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on March 16th, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support

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