Online project management can improve a project team’s communications. Projects always require a high level of interaction between all team members. ConceptDraw PLAN, a web-based application, has been designed from the ground up to provide efficient communications and transparency for project teams. With the release of ConceptDraw PLAN v1.1, we continue on the path of providing a powerful and economical tool that provides Project Managers and Team Members with the tools needed to efficiently perform their tasks successfully. Below is a list of additions that have been made to ConceptDraw PLAN v1.1.
Export to ConceptDraw PROJECT
One can now download projects from ConceptDraw PLAN cloud storage. The file is downloaded in ConceptDraw PROJECT (cdpz) format and can be directly opened by ConceptDraw PROJECT v8.
Complete Activity Tab in the User Menu
The new “Complete Activity” tab tracks changes to task completion in a project. The “Complete Activity” shows changes made by you and other project participants.
Settings Tab in the User Menu
The new “Settings Tab” in the User Menu provides users the ability to change time-zone and toggle email notifications.
Project Manager Role
A new role of Project Manager (PM) has been added. You can assign the Project Manager role to users you invite to participate on your project using the User Menu tab. A Project Manager can view the project Gantt chart and change task completion as well as invite new participants and change their roles.
Modified Calendars on the Project Settings Tab
The display of mini-calendars has changed. The resource calendar shows the difference between the resource schedule and the project schedule. The project calendar shows the difference between the project schedule and the standard schedule. Project duration is calculated automatically and displayed on the Project Settings page.
Open a Task on Gantt Chart from the Resource Usage Tab
Now, when viewing resource usage, you can open the selected task on the Gantt chart page with a double click. Table column customization is now available on the Resource Usage page.
View Notes and Hyperlinks on the Resource Usage Tab
Resource Usage page now shows Notes and Hyperlinks added to resources. They displayed in the new Note and Hyperlinks fields on the Side Panel of the Resource Usage page.
Customize the Workspace on the Gantt Chart
More customization is available for the workspace on the Gantt chart and Resource Usage pages. Now you can change the aspect ratio of tabular and graphical parts, as well as change the width of columns in the table section.
Resources Types and Groups in the Scheduler Tab
The scheduler (both general and project scheduler) now shows the resource type (Work, Material, Cost, Equipment, Company) and displays resources sorted by groups.