Vicky Stamatopoulou on 27. November 2013
We are very happy to announce, that Dennis Shepard,
a Mac business solutions evangelist, joined ProjectWizards Inc.
as a Business Development Manager for North America. His unique experience and skills as well as his enthusiasm for “all things Apple” are an excellent addition to the ProjectWizards Team.
Dennis is responsible for the local marketing and the analysis of business segments for new customer groups. Also he is the counselor for all Business partners, like Apple stores, resellers, education facilities and customer acquisition.
Dennis is transitioning to the US from Sydney, Australia where he has spent the last 6 years working in the Mac business as a strategic marketing specialist supporting developers that provide business software for the OS X and iOS platforms.
While in Australia he worked with Apple, distributors, and developers such as FileMaker, Marketcircle, Cognito Software, and ProjectWizards to organize a Mac In Business marketing initiative to highlight and meet the increasing demand for integrated business solutions on Mac.
His past positions include Managing Director for SGA Software, Strategic Relations Consultant and Regional Master Partner for Marketcircle, and Marketing & Sales Manager for Fantastic Sams Hawaii among others.
Dennis can be contacted at:
or via our New York office:
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 6. Dezember 2013
When managing a project with Merlin on your Mac you create your tasks and assign them to your resources. As your resources work on their tasks, you as a PM usually update your Merlin project by entering actual values and record progress.
As a Merlin user editing a shared Merlin project on the iOS device with Merlin iOS app, you tap the button of a task, switch to the ‘Actuals‘ and tap on ‘Edit‘… Depending on what you want to log, you enter actuals in ‘percentage‘ or ‘absolute‘ mode.
Use absolute, when the total work expected for this task does not match the planned entry. Means, you had 5 planned days, but after having worked for 4 days onto this task you realize that it really needs 3 more days.
If the task is completed, enter the correct amount of actual work for the task, for example 7 days in the ‘normal‘ field and enter 0 days in the ‘remaining work’ field.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 29. November 2013
Now let’s do some magic with the reports.
Format dates in ‘Information report’, ‘Next Due Activities’ and ‘Review Report’ as dd/mm/yyy
Above report templates are XSLT based reports. This technology does not allow them to ask the date format on your Mac, so dates are hard coded as (mm/dd/yyyy) which is correct if you are US based.
If you however want to format dates as dd/mm/yyy you would need to edit all those report.xslt files and modify the dateformatter from “‘[M01]/[D01]/[Y]‘” …
To make a long story short, we’ve created a new set of those three reports and post it hereafter.