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 on: November 22, 2016, 04:28:20 pm 
Started by sbh8103 - Last post by sbh8103
thank you so much for the explanation. I think I understand now that I need to set the task priority by linking them sequentially. Much appreciated!

 on: November 19, 2016, 12:48:22 am 
Started by sbh8103 - Last post by shortki
First, I want to note that the problem of resource leveling is quite complicated and has no optimal solution. Either you have to set the priorities of tasks, or to split the schedule of execution of one task into separate parts. Anyway, I have not found a technique that copes well with this problem, so I put down the implementation of the automatic leveling until I look into the theory of this problem.

The Gantt chart clearly shows which tasks the work resource executes simultaneously, thus it makes sense to reduce the load for these tasks, or add additional connections that will make the tasks competing for the resource sequential. Quite often, a resource is assigned to an object with a subdiagram that contains processes running at a time, and it leads directly to the resource overload, one should closely monitor assignments in such cases.

Assignment mode does not affect the loading of a separate resource, it determines how the assignment of one resource affects the loading of the other, so this parameter is poorly suited for load leveling.

Again: load leveling is largely a creative task, which is solved by competent construction of workflow.

 on: November 17, 2016, 03:19:37 pm 
Started by sbh8103 - Last post by sbh8103
I think this app will be extremely useful and I like the workflow. I am using the Mac OS X version. I do have a question about overloading a resource though. If I have a human resource responsible for each task at 100%, when the project timeline (Gantt chart) is generated my resource is often tasked with 400 or even 800% of their time. I am have tried both the "Controlled Summation" and "summation of productivity options". It seemed like the first was supposed to do what I am looking for. Is there currently a way to set a limit on the resource overload? Did I do something incorrectly in building my project flow?

Thank you for the help.

 on: November 15, 2016, 11:59:26 am 
Started by YMKH - Last post by YMKH
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately I have read the User Guide over more than once but still struggling with a few of the concepts.

I will try again with the tips you gave and will surely shout if no change.

 on: November 14, 2016, 09:48:58 pm 
Started by YMKH - Last post by shortki
I recommend to first read the User Guide or Help on the application. If I answer the questions, the answers will be reduced to citing the help files for the application, but will not be as complete and consistent.

However, to quickly build and plan a project, without delving into the documentation, you can use three features, which are very useful for beginners.

First: the function of creating a new project, which is available in the “File" menu, fill in the data for the master of the project and click the "Create project" button.

Second: after creating the project activate the "Checklist" function, it is available in the "Diagram" menu and on the toolbar, the Inspector will show a sequential list of what needs to be done to build a quality diagram and plan your project, just follow it, marking the execution step by step.

Third: if the previous functions do not suit you, activate the function "Analyze the diagram as a project", it is also available in the "Diagram" menu and on the toolbar. This function will place the recommendations in the diagram, after the execution of which and restarting the function, the planned schedule will be built and the critical path will be found in the project.

Fourth: you can plan a schedule by yourself, but to do that, you have to read the Guide.

I hope that these tips will be enough, but if not, I will be happy to give more detailed recommendations.

 on: November 11, 2016, 01:48:48 pm 
Started by YMKH - Last post by YMKH

has anyone developed a simple step-by-step process to create projects on Mac OS? 

I have little issues when using the app for flowcharts but I'm am really struggling with my projects and need help (input start and end dates for workflow, work calendar with holiday dates, highlight of overdue tasks in reports, noting items on the critical path, etc.).

Thank you

 on: November 04, 2016, 09:59:56 pm 
Started by Alphaai - Last post by Alphaai
I find that animated gifs can help illustrate a difficult to understand concept.


 on: November 01, 2016, 10:47:28 pm 
Started by Balcaen - Last post by shortki
Thank you for sharing your workflow.

Unfortunately, I have little experience in the preparation of the participation in such events, but there are a few general points I can comment on.

First, almost all projects have one "source" or reason, this is, in fact, the goal of the project, so in this respect your process is not unique.

Secondly, your example is a classic case of the checklist project. Here, it should be noted that composing a well-written checklist is the art, for example, the military spent a lot of effort and money to learn how to make such lists properly.

inShort, you do not need to strive to do everything at once, even if it is possible.
1. Select several processes:
      a) early implementation of which gives an advantage,
      b) processes that contain possible contingencies,
      c) long-term processes.
2. Make an initial linear list out of them, then add in the beginning the processes that in fact should be fulfilled before selected ones.
3. Add the remaining items.
4. Select the items, the result of execution of which can "deteriorate" over time, or it is expensive to be stored for a long time — move them closer to the end.
5. And only now, make separate processes, which are executed by different people and do not depend on each other, parallel.
6. For each process, create a resource that lists easily verifiable criteria for successful implementation.

Oh, and you also have an inaccuracy in the diagram "Travel & Accommodation": the inputs of the process "Reservation" must have different ports of activation, as is clearly seen that only one of them can be active. Also, it is not clear why the process "Travel Binder" is designed as a folder, though it does not seem to be a separate independent project.

P.S. Try to use the ISH format when exporting, it is more complete, WFL files are intended for the exchange of diagrams with system.

 on: November 01, 2016, 03:43:22 pm 
Started by Balcaen - Last post by Balcaen
I made a simple Tradeshow project plan for all the things needed for most tradeshow attendance as a presenter.  We have three shows coming up and I get tired of repeating the process.  This will make it simpler and ensure we are not MISSING something!.  It is attached to this message. I am not assigning Resources or Schedule yet, and currently it is just a process, with steps, that ALL need doing.  There are MULTIPLE results to the planning phase, which I am not sure how to represent, I did my best.  Also, I am not sure if there is a way to tidy up the data flow, where one source, SHOW INFORMATION, feeds data to six groups of processes.  I would prefer one line, with multiple branches, kind of like bus architecture.  Any comments of improvement most welcomed. David Balcaen

 on: November 01, 2016, 12:34:28 pm 
Started by Balcaen - Last post by Balcaen
Worked like a charm!!  You know, I am a little dense sometimes with GUIs and if I don't see something in the ribbon or an icon, I revert to old ways of pouring over the pull down menus, scouring every nook and cranny to find the tool I want.  Like Adobe PS and Lightroom, SOME THINGS are NOT int he menu pulldowns, you HAVE to use the icons in Inspector.  So once pointed out, I am good to go forever!  And, if you feel like it, it is something you could put in a pull down menu for us folks that revert to menus when trying to accomplish something.  Cheers, David Balcaen

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