Vicky Stamatopoulou on 11. Februar 2014
When asking your emails over the web browser (so you are not using a mail app client on your Mac like Mail.app for example) you need to first save your Merlin licence file on your Mac to be able to use it in a second step to license your Merlin application.
Following screencast shows those actions and uses a gmail account as example…
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 4. Februar 2014
Now let’s do some magic with the reports.
Classic Report with optional WBS-Code
When wanting to report all kinds of aspects of your actual project, you usually call File > New Report > Classic report.
In case you want to modify the report so that it outputs the WBS-Code in its tables of milestones, overdue/upcoming/overdue tasks, or elements, you would need to create an option whether or not the ‘WBS-Code’ column should be outputted and insert optionally the wbs code where required.
To make a long story short, we’ve created a new set of such a classic report and post it hereafter.
Please remember: Custom Merlin reports we provide as templates, can be downloaded and used for free. Furthermore, you may modify and distribute as you like and find appropriate. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 24. Januar 2014
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.
There are various ways to record progress on your tasks:
Should you go for the first approach…
You enter first the actual start date and then the progress by entering the percentage of completed work or the absolute work done as explained here.
If you choose to directly enter the progress on the task (without defining an actual start date), Merlin assumes the actual start was the same as the planned start and enters this date as actual start.
Should there be a difference between the planned and actual start of the task, a grey Gantt element will be shown in addition (for the planned values).
Should you go for approach 2, 3 or 4…
Merlin assumes (as explained above) that the actual start was the same as the planned start and enters this date as actual start.