Merlin Project: Base Costs Report as PDF
We received following question recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project on a mac and have created a project file where I needed to insert various base costs. I know Merlin Project sums them into planned, expected or actual base costs, but my client requested a detailed Base Costs Report to be printed or read in Preview or Acrobat Reader. The report should list all Base Costs on my project and export their properties. Is this possible?
To meet the requirement described above, you may use an AppleScript solution we developed.Read more...
Friday Again Already?
In the last time it happens again regularly that I ask myself at the latest on Friday around noon the question; "Friday noon, where is this week already again"? Yes, I really ask myself this question in this form. And not as the universally quoted TGIF - "Thank God is Friday"; because I like to work! So my motto is IIFRA - "Is it Friday really again?" ;-)
So now I'm taking some time to review selected topics of the last week. Maybe I'll be able to slow down the pace a bit... or what's the consultant term for that: "deceleration".
PM Camp Hamburg
Finally, the preparations for the „biggest class reunion of German-speaking project managers" (I like to quote myself) are underway. After a few attempts sabotaged by Covid-19, a new orga team has now been found, which has already found a place and a date:
On May 19 and 20, 2023, the PM Camp will
take place on the premises of ISM Hamburg.
More details will follow very soon. Until then, block the date in your schedule. I will definitely be there!Read more...
Merlin Project: Create Project Handbook as PDF
We received the following question just recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project on a mac and have created a project file for a client. He has requested a project handbook to be printed or read in Preview or Acrobat Reader. The project handbook should list activities and attachments in a master–detail interface and export a set of predefined properties I am interested in. I don't mind if I need to use a script but I would like the action to do all works in one go; ie. iterate the items, extract the data and create the PDF. Is this possible?
One way to implement the customer's request would certainly be to use the File > Export > Image menu to export customized project views to PDFs or to call File > Print to print your documents.
However, to meet the requirement described above, an AppleScript solution developed by us comes in handy.Read more...
Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year!
I'm sure many of you are like me. I organize my daily routine with to-do lists. That way, no tasks get forgotten. Even the list of tasks that absolutely had to be done before the holidays is now checked off.
Recently, I came across a to-do list for students on the web that gave them tasks for the Christmas vacations. There I read things like.
- 🎬 Watch a Christmas movie.
- 📖 Read a good book
- 😁 Make someone laugh
- 🍪 Snack on delicious Christmas cookies
- 🍹 Sip some delicious punch
I immediately felt addressed, even though I'm not a kid anymore, this list is on my desk now and I plan to work through it over the holidays 😉
Time for me to flip up the keyboard and enjoy Christmas with my favorite people.
The whole ProjectWizards team wishes you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.
Artificial Intelligence in Project Management – Blessing or Curse?
Nov. 30, 2022 permanently changed the world of so-called knowledge workers; OpenAI released access to the Chatbot ChatGPT to the interested public.
How will artificial intelligence change the project management profession? Will it make the profession easier or threaten it? These questions, of course, immediately come to mind for us project managers.
But let's ask ChatGPT itself…Read more...