Vicky Stamatopoulou on 24. January 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.
To push the colored Gantt element to the place where the grey is shown, edit its actual start date (in the ‘Actuals’ inspector).
To push the grey Gantt element to there where the colored is, just edit its planned start dates (in the ‘Plans’ inspector). You may also remove the actual information altogether if it was entered by mistake.