For those who don’t, resource is a term for people, materials and equipment used in the project. Merlin Project offers the following resource types: Person, Material, Company, Equipment
Add an image for each resource in your project. This will help you easily locate a resource in the views.
Resource image in preconfigured views
Merlin Project supplies preconfigured views that show the resource image.Read more...
With Merlin Project you are free to plan your project in any way you find it more suitable. You can plan in Work breakdown with Gantt, as a Mind Map, a Kanban board. Just pick the view you need and customize it to your needs.
While Mind Map is not focusing on time constrains, when viewing the Gantt of your project, you are interested in its scheduling. So you might already intuitively dragged the activity's bar on the Gantt to fix it to a specific time frame, or entered dates in the Given Start column or the Plan inspector.
And we have to admit, there is nothing wrong about that, other than the manual work you are putting into these actions of setting static date constrains and loosing flexibility.
How to stay flexible for scheduling changes in the future?
The answer is easy; use Dependencies
- Merlin Project offers following Dependency types: End to Start, Start to Start, End to End, Start to End
- Dependencies can be combined with a lead or a lag.
- You can define Dependencies graphically, enter the Predecessor's (or Successor's) number in the according outline column, use the inspector, or the Link toolbar icon. Read here more…
Converting a static scheduling into a flexible one
Let's consider following sample project.Read more...
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Occasionally we receive following question:
I've downloaded Merlin on my mac. When launching the application I get the error message saying that it is damaged. How to solve this?
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?