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EARNED VALUE AND WHATNOT ... plus this:
Your company has a common resource pool across all its projects. Only POD Administrators may modify the resource pool. This ensures that the resource pool remains coherent. All POD users are automatically present in the resource pool. You can add non-user resources and modify the properties of any resource by opening up the Master Project (Resource Pool) in the planner. POD Administrators will get this option at startup of the Planner.
A common concern is to make sure your resources are available. Both the Histogram and the Resource Gantt Chart can be used to see resource usage across all projects.
THIS MIGHT BE BETTER UNDER A "RESOURCE TRACKING" CATEGORY
Shows the available resources.
Work vs. Cost ... if Work, then list of attributes and if Cost, then different list of attributes
Resource Filter -- No Filter, Material Resources, Work Resources, In Progress Assignments, Unstarted Assignments, Work Complete
There's a calendar here too.
The Charts screen looks very similar to the Histogram based on the default settings. There are still the quadrants with the top two representing the standard Gantt chart. You can still select the Tasks that you would like represented in the chart below. However the bottom quadrants function differently. You can see that the bottom right quadrant defaults to showing a histogram view. You display this based on Work or Cost units. The chart defaults to a Histogram view but you can also show a line graph that is Cumulative. This is once again a great analytic tool for ascertaining the cost or work profile as you progress in the Project.
Your Screen should look as below
We can also Graphically compare many Earned Value metrics. You can see that in the Chart the Cost Value is highlighted in Red. On the Chart itself you can see that there is a Label under the graph to also indicate the Red Line is a cost value. When the Cost radio button is selected you can select any/all of the following to be also graphed for comparison. You can select multiple items to be graphed by simply depressing the CTRL key on your keyboard and selecting which items you wish to have included in the graph.
Actual Cost = The cost reported as expended for a task or project
Remaining Cost = The estimate of cost left to be incurred until the task or project is complete
Baseline Cost = The cost associated with the 'snapshot' taken of your project at a particular time. There can be up to 11 baselines in Project-ON-Demand and these can all have separate cost estimates.
Baseline1-10 Cost = This is similar to the Baseline Cost, but is a different version of the Baseline. This can be used for capturing many schedules such as a Resource leveled schedule and corresponding costs.
If you select the Work radio button the graph options change to the following:
If you are still with the Tutorial Project then follow the steps below. The Earned Value calculations require that you have a baseline and progress to have data to calculate. If you are creating a project then ensure you have:
In the Gantt chart select all tasks
Your Screen should look like the following
This will then display an Earned Value graph that will graphically display your project earned value.
We will discuss the details of Earned Value below. However it is good to see the Costing graphs that Projity can analyze.
In the Gantt Chart view:
You can see that the Histogram has changed to a line graph which is now cumulative. We still have all the tasks selected in the project and also are still using the Summarized Central Resource Pool. Thus we are seeing a cost profile of all tasks and resources in the Project.
We can look at the Cost or Work of individual resources or groups of resources very easily within Projity.
Note: If the plan and baseline are identical you will not see differences in the Graph bars. This is great when you are running your projects, just not for our tutorial.
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