Merlin – Master projects

With Merlin you can do schedules of your projects. You assign tasks to your resources, enter financial information (costs, budget), record issues, risks, attach files with additional information, update actual work, see scheduling warnings, call reports and lots more when working with the separate project files.

Should you manage more than one project at a time and assign your resources to more than one project, you need to coordinate their various assignments and make sure the resources are not over allocated. There is a concept for this in Merlin called… combining projects.
Combining projects is easy. Just call File > Combine Projects… and create a ‘master’ project file.

ScreenSnapz020When requiring to combine project shared by Merlin or Merlin Server, open those project files over “Remote Open”.

To save a ‘master’ project, just call File > Save As…

Working with master projects… Continue reading

Project Alphabet

Project alphabetSurely… every profession has its own jargon. A special glossary defining pretty precisely and effectively the work, tools or procedures of this profession. Such a jargon often sounds like a completely different language to outsiders. Let me try and give an example on this. Have you heard a pilot giving flight relevant information or the reasons of a delay? Were you always able to understand what was said? Not really? Well, that’s fine. It’s more than enough when the other crew members and the flight control do 😉

So… if you are a project manager  or stakeholder in a running project you too use a special language and alphabet which may sound unfamiliar to others. Here you see Elizabeth Harrin’s attempt to list it. A stands for Activity, B for Baseline, C for Change, etc

I bet that’s not Greek to you, is it?   😉