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  • Work Break Down structure (WBS)

  • The Work Break Down structure or WBS allows you to create projects of activities in a hierarchical manor. These projects are connected through dedicated activities and allows you to breakdown larger set of activities into a set of sub-projects.

  • Organizational Break Down structure (OBS)

  • The Organizational Break Down structure or OBS allows you to create pools of resources in a hierarchical manor. These pools are connected through dedicated resources and allows you to breakdown larger set of resources into a set of sub-pools.

  • Projects and Activities

  • A project contains a set of activities. These activities are connected through predecessor and successor relationships. These relationships, or bindings, can be Start-to-Start (SS), Start-To-Finish (SF), Finish-To-Start (FS), and Finish-To-Finish (FF). At any time an activity can be edited as well as the bindings.

    Any activity can be turned into a sub-project, and this can be continued into a specific sub level until a desired detail of granularity has been reached.

    Each activity can be allocated resources from the Assign Resource dialog, where the allocation amount can be an amount of units or a fraction of a unit.

  • Pools and Resources

  • A pool contains a set of resources. These resources each contain a unit availability, and as such can be allocated to activities, either in whole units or in fractions of this. At any time a resource can be edited.

    Any resource can be turned into a sub-pool, and this can be continued into a specific sub level until a desired detail of granularity has been reached.

  • PERT Chart

  • The PERT chart is the basic building view for creating activities. By simply double-clicking on the screen you create an activity. You will give this a name, and a most likely duration. You may also want to give the activity an optimistic duration and a pessimistic duration. This is important if you choose to perform Statistic Time Analysis.

    Bindings can be created between activities by pressing the Alt key while dragging the mouse to the successor. The PERT chart can have multiple start activities and multiple finish activities.

  • GANNT Chart

  • The GANNT chart displays the activities as bars on a time axis. The length of the activity bars are their duration. Additional float is added to the bars, in a different color. The time axis displayed can be altered from the Preference dialog, by changing Output Layout.

    By default, three columns are displayed, duration (DU), Early Start (ES) and Late Finish (LF). Additional columns can be selected from the Preference dialog, by changing Layout.

  • Linked Bar Chart

  • The Linked Bar chart displays the activities as bars on a time axis, including their predecessor and successor relationships. As such the Linked Bar Chart is a combination of the PERT chart and the GANNT chart.

    The time axis displayed can be altered from the Preference dialog, by changing Output Layout.

  • Resource Catalog

  • The Resource Catalog displays the resources of a pool. Each resource displays its Early Start (ES) and its Late Finish (LF). It also displays its Resource Criticality index, which can be seen on the Cumulative Resource Profile.

  • Resource Profile

  • The Resource Profile displays the load profile for a resource. Two Resource Profiles are displayed, one for the Early Start schedule and one for the Late Start schedule. The Resource Profile also displays the amount of units available for the resource.

  • Analysis Methods

  • There are five analysis methods to choose from: Time Analysis, Statistic Time Analysis, Resource Leveling, Scheduling With Limited Resources, and Scheduling With Limited Cost.

    Time Analysis is the simplest analysis method. This is done without resource requirements, and as such result in the shortest time line.

    Statistic Time Analysis uses Monte-Carlo simulations to analyze the project hierarchy in a true statistical manor. The duration used per activity consist of Optimistic, Most Likely, and Pessimistic duration.

    Resource Leveling reschedule activities within their float span, in order to minimize resource load. The final project date is not extended, and some resources may still be overloaded.

    Limited Resources schedules activities with respect to their relevant resource loads, such that no resource is overloaded. The final project date will be extended.

    Limited Costs schedules activities with respect to their relevant costs, such that no activity will have costs higher then the projects Cost Limit. The final project date will be extended.

    Resource Leveling, Limited Resources scheduling and Limited Costs scheduling can be based on either Time Analysis or Statistic Time Analysis.

  • Probability Profile

  • The Probability Profile displays the cumulative probability of completing the project on or before the scheduled time. The x-axis displays the project scheduled duration time and the y-axis displays the cumulative probability.

  • Cumulative Resource Profile

  • The Cumulative Resource Profile displays the cumulative resource allocation as a function over time. A resource criticality index is calculated and displayed as well. Two Cumulative Resource Profiles are displayed, one for the Early Start schedule and one for the Late Start schedule.

  • Cost Profile

  • The Cost Profile displays the cost profile for a project. Two Cost Profiles are displayed, one for the Early Start schedule and one for the Late Start schedule. The Cost Profile also displays the amount of cost available for the project.

  • Cumulative Cost Profile

  • The Cumulative Cost Profile displays the cumulative cost consumption as a function over time. A cost criticality index is calculated and displayed as well. Two Cumulative Cost Profiles are displayed, one for the Early Start schedule and one for the Late Start schedule.

  • Project Cost Table

  • The Project Cost Table displays the total cost for each activity, consisting of cost accumulated from allocated resources and cost directly accumulated from the activity.

  • Pool Cost Table

  • The Pool Cost Table displays the total cost for each resource, consisting of cost accumulated from activities having the resource assigned and cost directly accumulated from the resource.