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How to Use the Effort-Driven Scheduling Method

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How to Use the Effort-Driven Scheduling Method

Effort-driven scheduling is the default method of project scheduling in ConceptDraw PROJECT. Read more
"Project planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and subsequently report progress within the project environment.
Initially, the project scope is defined and the appropriate methods for completing the project are determined. Following this step, the durations for the various tasks necessary to complete the work are listed and grouped into a work breakdown structure. Project planning is often used to organize different areas of a project, including project plans, work loads and the management of teams and individuals. The logical dependencies between tasks are defined using an activity network diagram that enables identification of the critical path. Float or slack time in the schedule can be calculated using project management software. Then the necessary resources can be estimated and costs for each activity can be allocated to each resource, giving the total project cost. At this stage, the project schedule may be optimized to achieve the appropriate balance between resource usage and project duration to comply with the project objectives. Once established and agreed, the project schedule becomes what is known as the baseline schedule. Progress will be measured against the baseline schedule throughout the life of the project. Analyzing progress compared to the baseline schedule is known as earned value management.
The inputs of the project planning phase include the project charter and the concept proposal. The outputs of the project planning phase include the project requirements, the project schedule, and the project management plan." [Project planning. Wikipedia]
The flow chart example "Project planning process" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Flowchart - Project planning process, terminator, process,
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How to Create Multple Projects Schedule on Windows

When considering project change requests, project manager can model their interaction by grouping or dividing into sub-projects. ConceptDraw PROJECT is simple project scheduling software, it allows grouping individual projects into a multiple project that can use a common resource pool and a synchronized task schedule. You can create a detailed schedule of your multiple project quickly and easy. ConceptDraw PROJECT also provide critical path scheduling software tools, the Multiproject Dashboard helps you plan multiple projects while providing you with overall view. Grouping Projects considers each project similarly to a phase, so it does not have its own independent tasks. Multiproject Dashboard enables planning and managing several projects simultaneously using the single resource pool for all projects. Read more
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How to Shift Dates in ConceptDraw PROJECT

A way to shift all dates in a project a specified period, so you can use old project schedules as a template for new schedules Read more
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How to Create Multiple Projects Schedule on OS X

You can create a detailed schedule of your project quickly and easy with ConceptDraw PROJECT. It is easy to use the Multiproject Dashboard to plan multiple projects as if were a single one. Read more
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How to Use Critical Path Analysis for Scheduling Complex Projects

Instruction on how to use this important project management tool with ConceptDraw PROJECT Read more

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Internet solutions on ConceptDraw base. What may interest developers of Internet solutions. Read more
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How to Operate with Project Time Frames in ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT applies an advanced scheduling facilities to enable you arrange your project's tasks with existing human and material resources. Comprehension of project scheduling principle allows you to plan the project the best way to execute it. Sometimes user is wondering why the task is moved to a different time than he supposed. Or he may be confused when a task's tardiness provoke the unwanted shift of other tasks. This article describes how do changes to the Start/Finish dates, or the Duration of the task affect the project schedule, created in ConceptDraw PROJECT. Read more

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS PLANNING. PERT Chart

The PERT Chart is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The PERT Chart shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for corrective actions planning. Read more
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How to Identify Project Milestones

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Project — Working With Costs

ConceptDraw PROJECT delivers a rich set of built-in functionalities and optional product extensions that support your daily workflow in time-saving and creative ways. This video lesson will teach you how to work with costs in your project document. Read more

Business diagrams & Org Charts with ConceptDraw PRO

The business diagrams are in great demand, they describe the business processes, business tasks and activities which are executed to achieve specific organizational and business goals, increase productivity, reduce costs and errors. They let research and better understand the business processes. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful professional cross-platform business graphics and business flowcharting tool which contains hundreds of built-in collections of task-specific vector stencils and templates. They will help you to visualize and structure information, create various Business flowcharts, maps and diagrams with minimal efforts, and add them to your documents and presentations to make them successful. Among them are Data flow diagrams, Organization charts, Business process workflow diagrams, Audit flowcharts, Cause and Effect diagrams, IDEF business process diagrams, Cross-functional flowcharts, PERT charts, Timeline diagrams, Calendars, Marketing diagrams, Pyramids, Target diagrams, Venn diagrams, Comparison charts, Analysis charts, Dashboards, and many more. Being a cross-platform application, ConceptDraw PRO is very secure, handy, free of bloatware and one of the best alternatives to Visio for Mac users. Read more

Gantt charts for planning and scheduling projects

ConceptDraw PROJECT is an excellent simple project scheduling software. It maintain classic project gantt charts and the line of professional reports on resources usage. It include handy critical path scheduling software tools and diagraming tools which helps prepare the presentation of project status. It include project tracking dashboard to keep project metrics upto date, also it have handy feature to export project management dashboard in excel file. Read more

PERT Chart Software

PERT Chart Software - Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software for designing professional looking PERT Charts quick and easy. Read more

Gantt chart examples

All Gantt charts were made using ConceptDraw PROJECT. ConceptDraw PROJECT works both on Windows and Mac OS X. It allows to schedule a voluntary number of projects in a single Workspace document and lets easily share tasks and resources among them. ConceptDraw PROJECT shares files among Windows and Mac OS X. Read more