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.
Mailtags allows you to create tags in Apple Mail, which organise projects and tasks with tickle dates and alerts. Mail Act On lets you create rules for messages when you send them, or even before you send them. Finally, OmniFocus manages tasks and projects with or without a GTD background. How do you integrate the Mail plug-ins with OmniFocus 2 Pro to manage your projects is what you’ll learn in this free tutorial.
Some features of Path Finder 6 aren’t all that clear-cut. Take one of all of our four (4) tutorial screencasts that show you how to use Path Finder. Covered are the sidebar, toolbar and modules, tags, and batch rename.
The Amarra audiophile music player for the Mac never ceases to amaze me with its quality, but its interface may look a bit daunting to first time users. Here is a walkthrough of the interface. It will help you get to speed with Amarra 2.4.x quickly.
Using Mountain Lion’s Mail and Reminders, you can create a system that will alert you when something important happens. With MailTags 3.1.2 in the mix, you have yourself a complete task management system.
There are no shortcuts, menu items or toolbar buttons to create a reminder from a message, so how do you create one and what’s the quickest way?
In Safari versions up to 5.x, there was a SnapBack button sitting at the far right in the URL bar. When you searched and clicked on a link in the results list, you could navigate further from site to site and still quickly return to your earlier search results. That button is gone in Safari 6 on Mountain Lion.