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How to Operate with Project Time Frames in ConceptDraw PROJECT

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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
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How to Create a Gantt Chart for Your Project

Instruction on how to create Gantt chart using ConceptDraw PROJECT software. Gant Chart is a graphical representation of tasks as segments on a time scale. It helps plan or overlapping. Read more
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How are Summary Values of Project Phases Calculated

The project schedule usually consists of a list of project tasks joined into project phases. Each task has its own value such as duration, cost, % complete, etc. Read more
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How to Customize a Task’s Duration

When you create an automatically scheduled task, ConceptDraw PROJECT assigns it duration of one day by default. You need modify that duration to reflect the real amount of time that the task requires. Read more
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How to Create Project Diagrams on Mac

Diagrams are very useful for project implementation because they help teams visualize important details such as interrelations between tasks, critical paths, timelines, milestones, calendars, and also resource usage. 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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How to Import Project Data From MS Excel File

You can import information into the project from MS Excel workbook using the entered fields - fields in which you can enter or edit information as opposed to calculated fields. Read more
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How to Create Flowchart Using Standard Flowchart Symbols

Flowcharts are used to display an algorithm for consistent execution of certain steps. Flowchart is probably the easiest way to make a graphical representation of any process. Flowcharts use the set of standard geometric symbols and arrows to define relationships. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create professional flowchart quickly and easily. The ability to create flowcharts is contained in the Flowcharts solution. The solution provides a set of special tools for creating flowcharts. Read more