Managing a Project with MindGenius Resources and Gantt Views

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Managing a Project with MindGenius Resources and Gantt Views

  1. 1. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Managing a Project with MindGeniusResources and Gantt Views
  2. 2. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.MindGenius provides a flexible and creativeapproach to managing a project entirely withinMindGenius or integrating with MicrosoftProject.
  3. 3. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Either use the Resource Map or the Gantt viewto update the project schedule in MindGenius.
  4. 4. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Figure 1. Sample Work Breakdown Structure for a Website development project
  5. 5. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Technique 1: Using the Task Filters and ResourceMap1. Select the Gantt tab2. Click on the Quick Filter button and select CompletedDate and select the Completion Overdue option3. Click on the Hide Non-Matches iconFigure 2. Hide non matches
  6. 6. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.4. The map will filter the overdue tasksFigure 3. Filtered Tasks
  7. 7. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.5. Double Click on a specific task to open the Action dialoguebox and enter a percent complete.Figure 4. Action dialogue box
  8. 8. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd. Adjust the start date andcompletion date The map will filter the relevanttasks based on the filteredcriteria.Figure 5. Updated Filtered Map
  9. 9. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd. Quickly organize the tasks by assigned resource. Makes it easier to obtain updates as each team member canprovide progress updates.
  10. 10. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.To create the resource map: 1. Select Tasks – Resource Map 2. Select the Entire Map option and click Ok 3. Using the Map Explorer, click on a resource name to filter tasksassigned to each resource 4. Apply the Completion Overdue quick filter
  11. 11. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Figure 6 identifies all the tasks that are due and assigned to the selected resource.Figure 6. Resource Map and Completion Overdue Filter
  12. 12. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd. Quickly update all the overdue tasks assigned to eachspecific resource by clicking on each resource’s name in theMap Explorer. Create different views and distribute them to the projectteam for quick updating.
  13. 13. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.To view the Gantt View: 1. Select Tasks – Gantt View 2. The Gantt view will be displayed with the tasks on the leftand Gantt chart on the right 3. Apply the Completion Overdue filter by selecting theQuick Filter option (Figure 7).Technique 2: Using the Gantt View
  14. 14. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Figure 7. Filtered Gantt Chart View
  15. 15. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.Adjust the various filters to identify completed tasks, late tasksand tasks missing assigned resources.
  16. 16. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd. Any changes to the project schedule will be reflected in theGantt chart. All of the updates in the Gantt chart view will appear in thegraphical mind map view.
  17. 17. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.MindGenius provides useful views across the core set ofproject data, supports visual planning and provides traditionalproject management views to effectively manage a project.
  18. 18. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright © 2013 MindGenius Ltd.For a Free 30 Day Trial, visitwww.mindgenius.com

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