The heart of project planning.(pageintro) Every project starts with a plan. It’s even better when this has a sound hierarchical structure. You'll be amazed how Merlin Project develops a precise project plan before your very eyes, as if by magic.
(/pageintro) (columns...) ## Activities and Milestones Within minutes, Merlin Project lets you create complex activity structures with dependencies between individual activities and groups, set the duration of individual activities, and define fixed milestones. ++++ (lightboximage:structure_en.jpg width: 400 class: alignright title: Activities and Milestones in Merlin Project) (...columns) (columns...) ## The Library If you plan projects regularly that are similar or use the same structures, you don’t need to start afresh each time with Merlin Project. Simply store your repeat structure elements in the Library to use them in a new project later on. All it takes is a single click, and you can populate entire projects in a matter of seconds thanks to the Library. We’re sure you already know what you’ll be doing with all that time you’ve freed up! ++++ (lightboximage:library_en.jpg width: 400 class: alignright title: The Library in Merlin Project) (...columns) (columns...) ## The Organizational Chart If you’re after a graphical Work Breakdown of your project, you’ll love our Organizational Chart. It makes it a breeze to understand the hierarchical structure of your project plan. That’s why this view, called WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), is still the standard in project planning. ++++ (lightboximage:organigram_en.jpg width: 400 class: alignright title: The Organizational Chart in Merlin Project) (...columns) (columns...) ## Utilization and current availabilities Can you utilize existing resources better? Is there potential to achieve resource synergy in other projects. The Utilization view lets you see at a glance who is doing what, when, and how much in one or multiple projects – and how you can better distribute tasks. Thanks to the resource pool, changes from single projects are sent in real time and shared with all projects that are also using the pool. ++++ (lightboximage:assignment_en.jpg width: 400 class: alignright title: Utilization and current availabilities in Merlin Project) (...columns) (columns...) ## Scheduling and Costs You can do far more than just define the project plan in the project Work Breakdown. In Merlin Project it also serves as your scheduling and cost planning tool. Here you can enter budgets and the actual costs for activities, respond to schedule changes, and update the project’s progress. This means you have an overview of scheduling at all times and can respond specifically to changes. ++++ (lightboximage:budget_en.jpg width: 400 class: alignright title: Scheduling and Costs in Merlin Project) (...columns)