Merlin Project can be used as a free Microsoft Project Viewer application. Normally, you can’t read Microsoft Project files on the Mac, but with Merlin Project you can. Merlin Project, with all its project management features fully available, is the only app on the Mac that allows you to view Microsoft Project files. Alternatively, you can try out Merlin Project for 30 days and leave it on your system afterwards — it will automatically turn into read-only mode. And if you only want to view project files, both Microsoft Project and Merlin Project files, all you need to do is select “Use without License” in the Welcome screen.
A resource plan consists of a detailed schedule and the resources needed for each activity. Merlin Project has powerful and flexible resource management capabilities. Here is an explanation of how you manage, schedule and assign resources.
Except for date constraints, the order to execute activities is usually dictated by one depending on the other — a logical relationship. In Merlin Project, dependencies are established by linking activities (and/or milestones) together.
As soon as you have created your basic project structure, either through the use of a mindmap or an organisational chart, you can start working in the Work Breakdown > Entry view. This is the view where you will be planning deadlines, use date constraints, set up project or resource calendars, as well as determine dependencies.
This article is the first of a series of 10. The introductory series on Merlin Project is meant to show you the basics of working with the application and to familiarise yourself with its interface and capabilities. Every two to three days, a new article will be published so you can take the series at a comfortable pace or wait until all 10 have been released and take them all at once.
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