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Hammock task in Merlin Project

You use Merlin Project to plan your projects? Then you already know how to schedule activities by work or duration and dependencies.

What if you need a Hammock task? The start and end date of a hammock activity (also called 'stretch task') is controlled by other activities and not by its own duration.

This is an example on how to configure a Hammock activity in Merlin Project:

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iCloud Drive Synching with Merlin Project

You use Merlin Project to plan your projects? Then you already know how easy it is to edit the same file with other Merlin Project users in your team. You simply place the project file in a common path (a network share for example) and edit it from there.

What if you want to edit the same file from multiple locations, for example with iCloud Drive?
This is how to proceed:

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Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on December 12th, 2018 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support save autosave iCloud sync merge macOS

Conflicts

You use Merlin Project to plan your projects? Then you already know how to insert activities, schedule them and assign resources.

Merlin Project visualizes your planning and warns you if it identifies any scheduling conflicts in your project. Scheduling warnings are shown when a specified value cannot be used. It is possible to deactivate the warnings in the View Options.

Possible warnings

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Monitoring risks in Merlin Project

As a Project Manager scheduling tasks and paying attention to work, resources and cost, you know that every project entails risks. Risks influence your project in many different ways, so you'll definitely want to keep track of them as well.

With Merlin Project you can record risks at any given time throughout the progress of your project. Just call the insert menu to add new risks as soon as they are identified. You can classify them later, assess an occurring probability, potential impact on costs, scope or the deadline and assign any required actions to the person in charge.

To monitor and keep track of all identified risks of your project, you can switch to a 'Risk' view configuration of the Attachments or Reports.

Risk Closing

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to mitigate them, risks still find a way to occur.
When this happens, just record it in the 'Did occur' checkbox. Take some time and write down the 'Lessons Learned'. You can use this experience to mitigate similar risks more effectively in the future.

You managed to mitigate a risk and need to monitor for your reports only remaining ones? This is how to proceed:

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Kanban in Organizations Part I

The values and foundational principles of Kanban

This article describes the basic idea of Kanban based on its values and foundational principles. The Kanban method is regarded as the human start with what you are doing now approach to change. It should be seen more as a management method constructed around a value system than as a pure productivity tool. This method helps organizations to work better for their employees, customers and stakeholders. The basis of this article is the book "Essential Kanban Condensed" by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael.

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Posted by Julia Meiling on November 28th, 2018 under project management
Tags: kanban

Project Management with a bit of Magic!

Merlin Project combines traditional methods with Kanban.