Download Microsoft Project Schedule files. Contoh Perencanaan Proyek, MPP files


Since WordPress basic packet, only allowed these files:  jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt, odt, pptx, docx, pps, ppsx, xls, xlsx, key.



So please after download files, change extension file from xls to mpp,

How to change, see below instruction:

file explorer, click menu VIEW, tick file name extension,

click file, right click, rename extension from XLS to MPP



source ; microsoft

just click to Download,

  1. agile-project-management                       Agile project management
  2. commercial-construction                          Commercial Construction
  3. create-a-budget                                      Create a Budget
  4. customer-service                                     Customer Service
  5. earned-value                                          Earned Value
  6. home-move-plan                                     Home Move Plan
  7. install-project-server-2013                       Install project Server 2013
  8. market-research-schedule                       Market Research Schedule
  9. marketing-campaign-plan                        Marketing Campaign Plan
  10. merger-or-acquisition-evaluation              Merger or acquisition evaluation
  11. new-business-plan                                  New Business Plan
  12. new-product-launch                                New product launch
  13. project-management-institute-process    Project Management Institute process
  14. project-management-plan                       project management plan
  15. six-sigma-dmaic-cycle                              Six sigma dmaic Cycle
  16. software-development-plan                      Software Development Plan
  17. sox-compliance-and-technology                 Sox Compliance & Technology
  18. startup-business-plan                                Startup Business Plan
  19. training-rollout-initiative-and-plan               training roll out initiative and plan
  20. wedding-planner                                         wedding planner

Best Mens Watches  Would you Stylest

Best Computers  ever seen

source from     ( Where Project Managers and Microsoft® meet )

The top best selling Software

  1. annual-report-preparation   annual report preparation
  2. electronic-government        Electronic government
  3. human-resource-information-system-implementation   human resource information system implementation
  4. marketing-campaign-planning    marketing campaign planning
  5. marketing-event-planning-and-execution marketing event planning and execution
  6. microsoft-office-2007-deployment  microsoft office 2007 deployment
  7. microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-deployment  microsoft office sharepoint server 2007 deployment
  8. microsoft-solutions-framework-application-development-project-plan microsoft solution framework application development project plan
  9. microsoft-windows-sharepoint-services-deployment office-move-plan   microsoft windows sharepoint service deployment office move plan
  10. project-plan-for-new-business residential-construction-project-plan   project plan for new business residential construction project plan
  11. software-localization-plan software localization plan

International best seller books

The best downloaded Games

jangan lupa setelah anda download, ganti extension files dari XLS menjadi MPP , agar bisa dibuka dgn microsoft project , cara mengganti extension, tinggal ikuti petunjuk di bagian atas.



​SAP’s Company History :  from 1972  , amazing journey

 1972: Five former IBM employees Hasso Plattner, Dietmar Hopp, Claus Wellenreuther, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hektor launch a company called SAP (Systems Analysis and Program Development). Their vision: to develop standard application software for real-time business processing. Still a private corporation, the company is headquartered in Weinheim, Germany, with its main office in nearby Mannheim; however, the five company founders are most often found at their customers’s computer centers, including ICI in Östringen. The first software programs were written primarily at night and on weekends. At the end of the first business year, SAP already had nine employees and a turnover of DM 620,000. 

1973: The first financial accounting software is completed, the RF system. This forms the basis for the continuous development of other software components in what came to be known as the R/1 system. New customers from the local region implement SAP software, including the cigarette manufacturer Rothändle in Lahr and the pharmaceutical company Knoll in Ludwigshafen. These new customer use IBM computers and the DOS operating system.

 1974: SAP demonstrates its flexibility for the first time. Within eight weeks, the RF system is converted from DOS to OS. There are already 40 companies on the reference list.
 1976: SAPGmbHSysteme,AnwendungenundProdukteinderDatenverarbeitung (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing) is set up as an auxiliary sales and marketing firm. 

Five years later in 1981, the private corporation established in 1972 (Systems Analysis and Program Development) dissolved, and its rights are transferred to SAP GmbH, giving the company its current name (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing). SAP now has 25 employees and a turnover of DM 3.81 million.

1977: The company headquarters moves from Weinheim to Walldorf. For the first time, SAP installs its system at customer sites outside Germany; two Austrian companies decide to implement SAP software. The company is reorganized to support active sales and distribution. 

1979: SAP starts to use its first own server, a Siemens 7738. Previously, SAP employees carried out all development in the data centers of regional companies, such as ICI, Thermal, Knoll, Grünzwieg+Hartmann, and Freudenberg. SAP’s first “development center” is still housed in rented space; however, work is already underway on the first stage of construction for a company headquarters building. Intensive work with IBM’s database and dialog control system provides the impetus for a new approach to SAP software. SAP R/2 is brought into the world.

1980: SAP moves into the company’s first building on Max-Planck-Strasse in Walldorf’s industrial park. The software development area and its 50 computers are now finally under one roof. The new data processing infrastructure is also built. The Siemens 7738, an IBM/370-148, is installed, although this is changed to a higher performance 4341 later in the year. This IBM model has 4 MB of memory. The palette of products is also increased. The RV order processing software is added to the product range.


SAP celebrates its 10th birthday. Its offices are already too small and the first building extension is built in record time. Over 250 companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland work with SAP software. Revenue reaches approximately DM 24 million, and the company has 100 employees. One of the company founders leaves the company. 

1984: SAP takes on 48 new employees. This increase in personnel resources is brought about in particular by the further development of SAP’s modules (RK, PPS, and RP). SAP (International) AG is founded in Biel, Switzerland. The intention is to deal with foreign markets from this base in Switzerland. SAP has 163 employees and revenues of DM 46 million. 

1986: SAP founds its first country subsidiary in Austria. It also opens its first branch office in Ratingen, near Düsseldof, Germany. SAP increases its capital stock from DM 500,000 to DM 5,000,000. The growing number of employees leads to the creation of smaller organizational units headed by department managers. A new financial regulation leads to a flood of orders: approximately 100 new orders are received for SAP’s asset accounting software. After three years in development, SAP’s new human resources software is made available to customers. The company makes its first appearance at the CeBIT software trade fair in Hanover, Germany. Revenues reach the DM 100 million mark earlier than expected.

 1987: Work begins on SAP’s training center in Walldorf’s industrial park. The first SAP software congress in Karlsruhe is used as a platform for the exchange of information between users and interested parties. The new generation of servers from IBM means that SAP software is now available to midsize companies (annual revenue from DM 30 million to 200 million). SAP Consulting is founded to serve this customer sector. The standardization of software production becomes an incentive for SAP to start developing a new generation of software: SAP R/3. 

1988: SAP GmbH becomes SAP AG. In October, 1.2 million shares are listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges. SAP’s international business grows; country subsidiaries are established in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, and the United States. The international training center is opened in Walldorf. This also incorporates a sport park for SAP’s 940 employees. Dow Chemicals becomes SAP’s 1000th customer. To meet the requirements of specific industries, SAP begins to develop RIVA, a billing and administration system for utilities.

 1990: SAP stock reaches DM 85 million following the issue of preference shares. The increased funds are used to finance increasing investments. DM 110 million is made available for R&D, both for the further development of R/2 and the new development of R/3. SAP now has over 1700 employees and its revenue exceeds DM500 million. 

1991: SAP presents its R/3 system for the first time at the CeBIT in Hannover. The product meets with overwhelming approval due to its client/server concept, uniform appearance of graphical interfaces, consistent use of relational databases, and the ability to run on computers from different providers. Revenues and employee numbers continue to rise. At the end of the year, SAP has 2685 employees in Germany and its 14 subsidiaries, and has revenues of DM 707 million.

 1992: After successful installation at selected pilot customers, SAP R/3 is released tothegeneralmarket.ThisheraldsthestartofanewstageinSAP’sgrowth.Asit celebrates its 20th anniversary, SAP intensifies its partner strategy in accordance with the expected high installation figures for R/3. Independent consulting companies support customers during the installation of R/3. 

1995: SAP in Germany increases its sales activities targeted at midsize companies by collaborating with system resellers. The American company Burger King, Inc. is the 1000th Human Resources customer. Microsoft also begins to use SAP. Shortly afterward, the German Manager-Magazin chooses SAP as its company of the year. Deutsche Telekom AG implements R/3; it requires 30,000 R/3 workstations and represents the largest contract in the company’s history.

1996: SAP and Microsoft present a joint Internet strategy. Coca-Cola, the largest soft drinks manufacturer in the world, decides to implement SAP R/3. A number of SAP customer events set new records. At the European SAPPHIRE ’96 in Vienna, 4,300 customers and interested parties take the opportunity to gain information about SAP’s products and strategies, and over 8,000 participants visit the American SAPPHIRE. SAP is named company of the year for the third time by Manager-Magazin.

1997: SAP celebrates its 25th anniversary. Among the guests at the official celebration is the German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl. SAP’s earnings before taxes exceeds the DM billion border for the first time. Customers like Daimler-Benz and General Motors decidetoimplementSAPR/3andmorethen two million users worldwide work with SAP products. 
1998: Dietmar Hopp and Klaus Tschira, two of the founders of SAP, announce their decision to leave the board of directors; both move into the supervisory board. Dietmar Hopp takes over the presidency. Hasso Plattner and Henning Kagermann are appointed as co-chairman of the board of directors. From August, SAP shares can be bought on the New York Stock Exchange. More than 15,000 participants come to the 10th SAPPHIRE USA in Los Angeles, where the main topic is EnjoySAP.In this year, worldwide, 6,500 new employees start at SAP an increase of 50% to the existing workforce.

 1999: In May, Co-Chairman and CEO Hasso Plattner announces the strategy, heralding the beginning of a new direction for the company and its product range. connects e-commerce solutions with existing ERP applications using up-to-date Web technology. In the same year, numerous my customers are won, among them Hewlett-Packard and the pharmaceutical company Hoechst Marion Roussel. Almost 15% of the revenue of EUR5.1 billion is used for research and development. 

2000: 10 million users, 36,000 installations, 1,000 partners, and 22 industry solutions: SAP is the leading global provider of e-business software solutions that integrate processes within and beyond company boundaries. SAP, with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, is the third largest independent software provider worldwide. With the continuous extension of the product and services portfolio, SAP changes from a component to a solution provider. Nestlé signs the biggest contract in SAP history up to this point. 

2001: The New Economy bubble has burst, but the trust in SAP and its solutions is not broken, the revenue reaches EUR 7.3 billion. By taking over TopTier, SAP extends its solution offering by company portals. 

2002: While the success for SAP began with SAP R/2, in 1992 SAP R/3 was responsible for the international breakthrough. The brand SAP represents high quality enterprise software. Shai Agassi becomes member of the board of directors and becomes responsible for new technologies 

2003: An era ends. Hasso Plattner, the last of the founders of SAP, leaves the board of directors and is elected head of the supervisory board. In January, SAP announces the solution concept behind mySAP Business Suite. In addition to the name change from to mySAP Business Suite, SAP introduces a new ERP solution: mySAP ERP. With SAP Labs China in Shanghai, SAP opens the ninth development site outside Walldorf. Research centers in India, Japan, Israel, France, Bulgaria, Canada, and the United States contribute expert IT knowledge for SAP.

 2004: Enterprise Services Architecture delivers the first version of SAP NetWeaver 04. The resonance from the new integration and application platform is overwhelming. By the end of 2004 the new product has more than 1000 customers. In total, more then 24,000 customers in over 120 countries run 84,000 installations of SAP Software. SAP announces the future of Enterprise Services Architecture. It is planned that by mid-year all enterprise applications of SAP will be service-based and offer the customer the utmost flexibility.

Series Microsoft Project : Link projects to create a master project

Ketika Ada beberapa project yg berhubungan satu sama lain, daripada menyatukannya dan membuat ribuan baris task activities yg buanyak, dan kelemahan ms Project adalah lambat dlm processing , tak jarang restart sendiri, dan membuat ada pekerjaan yg harus diulang lagi,

ada trick yg bisa meringankan beban penderitaan di atas:

dgn menu Project, lalu dibawah plng kiri anda clik menu subproject

ada 2 pilihan : saling mengupdate atau tdk saling mengupdate

kalau di tick berarti, Antara master dan subproject akan saling meng update bila salah satu ada yg diubah schedulenya,

sebaliknya bila di untick tidak akan berpengaruh , satu sama lain, jadi seperti copy saja.

kemudian setelah tick link project , ada pilihan lagi Mode : read/write or read only

kalau read/write : edit bisa di master project atau subproject

kalau read only: edit hy bisa di sub project.


Menu : project then click Subproject to insert  subproject to master project.

option :

  1. tick / untick link to project
  2. Mode : read/write or read only

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Link projects to create a master project – Project

Link projects to create a master project

To help keep a large project more organized, you can link several project files together to create a master project/ subproject arrangement (also known as external dependencies). For example, a construction master project might have subproject files for plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work. Here’s how:

  1. Create separate Project files for each subproject, then open or create the project that you want to be the master project.
  2. In the master project, click View > Gantt Chart.
  3. In the Task Name field, click the row below which you want to insert the subproject. You can insert a subproject anywhere in the task list of the master project.
  4. Click Project > Subproject.

    The Project ribbon tab, showing the Insert subproject command.

  5. In the Insert Project box, select the subproject you want to insert.
    • To insert multiple subprojects, hold down Ctrl and click the subprojects in the order that you want to insert them.
    • In most cases, you’ll want to leave the Link to project box checked, so that changes in the subproject are reflected in the master project, and vice-versa. But if you just want to copy the subproject into the master project without the files being dynamically linked, uncheck the box.
  6. Click Insert, or to insert a project in read-only format, click the arrow on the Insert button, and then click Insert Read-Only. Inserting a project read-only creates a link between the two projects, but prevents you from updating the subproject from within the master project. If you update the subproject file directly, however, its changes are reflected in the master project. The Insert Read-Only option is only available when the Link to project box is checked.

Avoiding duplicate resource names in linked projects

If you link projects that have resources with the same name, you’ll create duplicate resource names, which could be confusing. To avoid this, uncheck the Link to project box in the Insert Project dialog box. Doing this will ensure that the resource information in the master project (such as pay rates, resource calendars) will be honored over the subproject resource information.

Note:  When you update an unlinked subproject from within the master project, the original subproject file will not show this change.

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Download file excel SAP Material management Tcodes, transaction code


download material management Tcodes, transaction code excel  material-management-tcodes



Process/Sub-process Area SAP Transaction Codes


Purchase Order
Create PO – General ME21N
Change PO ME22N
Release PO ME28
Display PO ME23N
Inbound Delivery Display VL33N
List Display PO ME2N
List Display PO General ME2K

Purchase Requisition
Create Purchase Requisition – General ME51N
Change Purchase Requisition ME22N
Display Purchase Requisition ME53N
List Display PR ME5A
List Display PR General ME5K
Follow on Function Assign ME56
Follow on Function Create Via Assignment List ME58
Change Purchase Requisition ME52N
Purchase Requisitions for Project ME5J
Purch. Transactions by Tracking No. MELB
Assign and Process Requisitions ME57
Automatic Generation of POs ME59
Release Purchase Requisition ME54
Collective Release of Purchase Reqs. ME55
Release Reminder: Purch. Requisition ME5F

Master Data
Create Info Record ME11
Change Info Record ME12
Display Info Record ME13
Changes Info Record ME14
Create Source List ME05
Maintain Approved Manufacturer Part MP01
Display Source List ME03
Display Changes Source List ME04
Delete Source List ME07
Display AMPL MP02

Inventory Management
Goods Movement
Goods Receipt – General MIGO_GR
Goods Issue – General MIGO_GI
Stock Transfer – Transfer Posting MB1B
Other Goods Receipts MB1C
Output Processing for Mat. Documents MB90
ABC Analysis for Cycle Counting MIBC

Create Reservation MB21
Reservation List MB25
Change Reservation MB22
Display Reservation MB23
Reservations by Material MB24
Return Delivery per Mat. Document MBRL


Stock/Requirement List MD04
Stock In Transit MB5T
warehouse Stock MB52
Stock Overview MMBE
Stock for Posting date MB5B
List Display Material Document MB51
Plant Availability MB53
Material Document
Display MB03

Physical Inventory
Create Physical Inventory Document MI01
Change Physical Inventory Document MI02
Display Physical Inventory Document MI03
Batch Input: Create Phys. Inv. Doc. MI31
Batch Input: Block Material MI32
Batch Input: Freeze Book Inv.Balance MI33
Btch Inpt:Ph.Inv.Docs.for Cycle Ctng MICN
Batch Input: Ph.Inv.Doc.Vendor Cons. MIK1
Batch Input: PhInvDoc. Project Stock MIQ1
Create Physical Inventory Document MI01
Change Physical Inventory Document MI02
Display Physical Inventory Document MI03
Batch Input: Create Phys. Inv. Doc. MI31
Batch Input: Block Material MI32
Batch Input: Freeze Book Inv.Balance MI33
Btch Inpt:Ph.Inv.Docs.for Cycle Ctng MICN
Batch Input: Ph.Inv.Doc.Vendor Cons. MIK1
Batch Input: PhInvDoc. Project Stock MIQ1
Create Physical Inventory Document MI01
Change Physical Inventory Document MI02
Display Physical Inventory Document MI03
Batch Input: Create Phys. Inv. Doc. MI31
Batch Input: Block Material MI32
Batch Input: Freeze Book Inv.Balance MI33
Btch Inpt:Ph.Inv.Docs.for Cycle Ctng MICN
Batch Input: Ph.Inv.Doc.Vendor Cons. MIK1
Batch Input: PhInvDoc. Project Stock MIQ1
Change Inventory Count MI05
Display Inventory Count MI06
Enter Inventory Count w/o Document MI09
Batch Input: Enter Count MI34
Batch Input: Post Zero Stock Balance MI35
Batch Input: Count and Differences MI38
Batch Input: Document and Count MI39
Batch Input: Doc., Count and Diff. MI40
Create List of Differences with Doc. MI08
Create List of Differences w/o Doc. MI10
Print List of Differences MI20
Physical Inventory Document Recount MI11
Process List of Differences MI07
Batch Input: Post Differences MI37

Inventory Count
Enter MI04

Post MI07
Difference List MI20
Physical Inventory Document
Print MI21

Physical Inventory Document for Material MI22
Material Master
Create Material Master MM01
Change Material Master MM02
Display material MM03
Flag for Deletion Material MM06
List Extendable Materials MM50
Create Operating Supplies MMI1
Create Non Stock Material  MMN1
Create Service MMS1
Create Non Valuated Material MMU1

Material List MM60
Service Entry Sheet
Maintain Service Entry Sheets ML81N
Print /Transmit Service Entry Sheets ML83
Material Requirement Planning
Planning Single Item Single Level MD03
Total Planning Background MDBT
Service Master
Create Service Master AC03
Service List AC06
Service Condition for Service ML45
Change Service Condition for Service ML46
Display Service Condition for Service ML47
Service Condition for Vendor With Plant ML33
Change Service Condition for Vendor With Plant ML34
Display Service Condition for Vendor With Plant ML35
Service Condition for Vendor Without Plant ML39
Change Service Condition for Vendor Without Plant ML40
Display Service Condition for Vendor Without Plant ML41
Central Function
Master Data
Characteristics CT04
Classes CL02

Deretan Project management software gratis menarik menunjang business anda.

​Project management information system , PMIS adalah hal tak terpisah dari organisasi, Enterprise mandatory factor.

Tak ada alasan mahal , tak ada alasan perusahaan masih kecil, belum perlu dll , yg penting ada kemauan , anda bisa jadikan business anda lebih profitable, berikan kesan professional ke pelanggan anda.

Project management adalah hal tak terpisah dari business anda, jadikan margin lbh bergerak kearah lbh baik.

Rekomendasi dibawah Redmine.

Top 11 project management tools for 2016


For the last three years, I have rounded up the most popular open source project management tools for readers. As there continues to be major reader interest in this area, I decided to take a look back at the tools we covered in 2014 and 2015, and give you updates on all of these projects. I looked to see which projects had new releases, notable new and improved features, and more.

Let’s take a look at each of these projects and try to answer some of the questions readers have had in the comments of last year’s edition, including which are still in active development, provide hosting options, offer a mobile solution, and more.



MyCollab is a multi-purpose solution which features tools for customer relationship management, document management, and project management. In this case, let’s look at MyCollab-Project.

MyCollab-Project includes many features, like a Gantt chart and milestones, time tracking, and issue management. It also supports agile development models with its Kanban board. MyCollab-Project comes in three editions, of which the community edition is the free and open source option.

The current MyCollab version is 5.2.9 released on March 14, 2016. With a previous release, 5.2.6, mobile readiness has been greatly improved.

MyCollab is licensed under AGPLv3, requires a Java runtime and MySQL stack, and the source code is available on GitHub.



Odoo is a full suite of business applications, of which project management is just one. Odoo is a multiplatform solution, supporting Windows, several Linux distributions, and other operating systems as well.

The community edition is, of course, free and open source, but limited in features compared to the enterprise version. Odoo project management has some interesting features, such as Gantt charts, a Kanban view, tasks and issues, graphs, and more. Notable assets are the community resources, and its official Docker image.

Odoo is licensed under GPLv3, and requires Python and PostgreSQL. Its latest release, 9.0, is available for download and as source onGitHub.



Taiga is an open source project management platform for startups, agile developers, and designers. It focuses on agile development methods, and has all of the required features such as a backlog, Kanban board, tasks, sprints, and issues.

Notable pros are the integration with GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket, making it an interesting project management tool for developers. Taiga can also be extended through plugins, and has a REST API.

Taiga is licensed under GNU Affero GPLv3, and requires a stack which includes Nginx, Python and PostgreSQL. The latest release, 1.10.0 Dryas Octopetala, is available on GitHub.



OrangeScrum is a project management tool for freelancers, agencies, and small to medium businesses. It includes features such as a scrum task board, resource planning, progress tracking, Kanban and Gantt chart views.

Notable for OrangeScrum are its new skin, based on the Google Material Design. Android and iOS mobile appications are expected for version 2.0, in June 2016.

OrangeScrum is licensed under GPLv3, and is based on the CakePHP framework. Its latest release 1.5.9. is available for download, and the source code can be found on GitHub.

Tuleap Open ALM


With a focus on software development projects, Tuleap provides a feature richplatform which includes project management features like Scrum and Kanban support, tracking, document management, and other collaborative tools.

Pros for Tuleap are support for agile, traditional, hybrid, or custom processes for project management. It supports planning, sprints, tasks, reports, and more. This tool is very suitable for open source development companies, as the tool also integrates with Git, SVN, Jenkins, and more. Tuleap also provides an appliance installation (virtual machine), or installation through Ansible.

Tuleap is licensed under GPLv2. Its latest release Tuleap 8.12 can be downloaded from the site.



Agilefant has focuses on agile approaches involving Kanban and Scrum, but also can be bent to support traditional approaches to project management such as the waterfall method.

Agilefant offers a free and open source product that can be downloaded and deployed into your own private cloud. Called a solo plan, you can also sign up for a free cloud offering.

Agilefant runs on Java, Tomcat, and MySQL. The source code and license can be found onGitHub.



Redmine is a web-based project management tool. Where it lacks some of the enterprise features, it makes up for that with strong features such as a wiki, repository, and issue tracker.

Redmine also has an advantage in access: it is available to project managers, other team members, as well as, the clients.

Redmine is licensed under GPLv2, and requires Ruby and Rails and a database platform like MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite. Its latest release 3.2.1 is available as a download.



]project-open[ is an enterprise project management tool with many features, including support for agile methods. The software is released under a mixed source model, or a “dual license,” meaning that at its core it is open source (GPL), with additional modules released under a commercial license. ]project-open[ runs as client software on both Windows and Linux, depending on a stack of open source packages.

]po[ is currently working on version 5.0, which includes a Gantt editor, a portfolio Pplanner and several charts rendered in HTML5.

]po[ is available in many forms, as installers for both Linux and Windows, but also in cloud images, and as virtual appliance.



With its feature set, OpenProject is designed to support your project teams throughout the whole project lifecycle and offers collaborative project planning, timeline reports, task management, time and cost reporting, Scrum, and much more. Some aspects of OpenProject, which makes this tool stand out, are its user interface, extensive documentation, API, and rich feature set, which makes it a good choice for enterprise needs.

OpenProject is currently working on version 5.1, which will bring inline work package creation, design and usability improvements, accessibility improvements, and more.

OpenProject is licensed under GPLv3. Its current version 5.0.16 is available for download.



LibrePlan is a web-based application, making project management available to not just the project manager, but the entire project team, and if necessary across organizations. This is another full featured tool supporting resource allocation, Gantt charts, financials, and more. These features coupled with a web based application make LibrePlan a great collaboration platform.

LibrePlan provides a modern design and balanced user interface, as well as, good and complete documentation, built in reporting, and professional support. A mobile application is available for Android, Windows phone, and other platforms.

LibrePlan is licensed under GPLv3. It requires components a Java runtime environment, PostgreSQL, and Tomcat. Its available for download, and the source code can be found on GitHub.



ProjectLibre is an award winning tool, which has been downloaded over two million times in 200 countries. It holds features such as support for task management, resource allocation, tracking, Gantt charts, and much more.

The ProjectLibre team is completely rewriting the code, giving it a new modular architecture, which in turn allows for a more robust engine.

ProjectLibre is licensed under a Common Public Attribution License Version 1.0. It’s based on Java, and available for download.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Are you using a tool we did not cover that you think should have been mentioned? Leave a comment below. Or, feel free to share your experience with one of the tools we did cover.

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Apa itu Mind map, caranya bagaimana, mengapa berguna  dan penting , What Are Mind Maps?

Bila ada yg masih blm mengenal, mind map adalah cara mengilustrasikan cara berpikir kita tanpa batas, artinya setiap hub antara satu ide dgn ide lainnya bisa kita tunjukkan, cara ini bisa menunjukkan utk problem definition, case studies, idea problem case breakdown, 

Dan menariknya software ini gratis , google it yourself, 

Anda bisa membantu menterjemahkan semua idea dr team anda dan apa saja yg berhubungan , anda tdk perlu menjadi mahir, keluarkan semua hal , berikan relationship yg berhubungan, anda akan terkejut, betapa hal sederhana ternyata ada byk hal yg terkait, utk executive management andapun bisa tampilkan dlm high level , helicopter view.

Apapun yg ingin anda sampaikan tdk hy dlm mind map, ingat harus ada structure, frame work, sehingga orng lain paham arah tujuan anda.

Legend has it that in the summer of 1994, as the production of Toy Storywas wrapping up, four Pixar creativeswent to lunch to brainstorm ideas for new projects. Sketching on napkins, they teased out ideas for what would become Wall-E; Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; and Finding Nemo.

It’s inspiring that such massively successful blockbusters started on napkins, but that’s the first step for any good idea, right? Getting ideas out of your head and putting it into the world in some tangible way is how you turn them into reality.

Most people don’t sketch the next great animated movie characters on napkins, but we all need a way to tease out our ideas, think through concepts, and put them into a usable format. That’s essential for creativity, in our personal lives and in business. Lists, outlines, and notes can help, but they don’t always lend themselves to radical innovation, learning, or problem-solving.

There’s a better way: mind maps.

What Are Mind Maps?

Mind Maps

Mind maps can help you capture and stimulate ideas, as well as serve as an important reference

Mind maps are a visual way to organize your thoughts around one topic using words, colors, images and numbers to highlight ideas and draw connections. Invented by Tony Buzanin the 1960s, mind mapping is much more than drawing: It’s a framework to help you fully think through ideas, and show how topics and ideas are connected and allowing with more flexibility than an outline or list affords.

Mind mapping can be a solo or team activity, and they can be used for all types of tasks: learning, thinking through ideas, strategic planning, mapping out processes or organizing overwhelming amounts of information. I’ve even come across mind maps made to plan weddings or organize Thanksgiving dinner.

Roy Grubb, Managing Director atG&A Management Consultants Ltdand creator of the Visual Thinking Center, told me mind maps are of two types: “Maps where the benefit is mainly in the process of making the map, the thinking process, the memory jogging, the stimulation of new ideas and associations; and maps where the benefit is the map as a reference and communication point.”

Why Use Mind Maps Instead of Lists or Outlines?

Mind Map example

Mind maps’ free format encourage fresh ideas

You don’t have to make a mind map—you could just jot a note down on that napkin, or use an outlining app to list the things you’re thinking about. So why mind maps?

“Lists always get long, and they assign importance in terms of where the item is on the list,” explained MeisterLabs co-founder Michael Hollauf. “If something is further down, it’s inherently less important. If you have topics that are on a similar level, it’s hard to show that in a list. Mind maps can reorganize really easily if you decide something belongs to something else.”

In other words, instead of capturing information linearly by default, mind maps can show–and help you discover–connections between different topics, the way your mind works.

List or outlines can be great for small tasks, but Grubb told me fresh ideas are more likely to pop up when creating a mind map because of the free format. “When I’m planning a project, a mind map helps me capture my ideas without having to lay out steps in a linear fashion. I find that a linear list, or even an outline, hems me in and stops me thinking freely.”

How to make a mind map

Mind maps are pretty simple to create, and you can build them on a whiteboard, sketch them on a piece of paper, or use a mind mapping app to create them. These basic steps apply in any medium:

1. Start in the Middle With a Central Idea

Start making a mind map

This can be a word or an image/picture that represents the central topic you’re going to map.

2. Create Branches to Represent Sub-topics

Add branches to your mind map

These should be limited to words or short phrases. Keep a good amount of space between your ideas to leave room to add on later.

3. Add Details to Your Mind Map

Add more detail to your mind map

You can vary colors, word cases, font styles, and even the thickness of your branch lines to separate or group different topics or ideas. Or, you can add photos, notes, and more to add more detail to your map.

4. Make Connections

Make connections and more in your mind map

You can draw lines or arrows between ideas in the map that you want to connect.

Keep expanding for as long as you need to. You might feel done with your map after one sitting, but it could also be something you keep and adjust or add to over time.

Other Mind Mapping Tips

If you’re a beginner

For mind mapping beginners, it can be helpful to have a pro guide your first few maps.

“Look for someone who often uses mind maps and ask their opinion,” Grubb told me. “This can help to remove blocks to mastering the technique in the early days.”

If you’re not artistically inclined

Don’t worry if you’re not an artist; that’s not the point of a mind map.

“One of the things we hear often is ‘I can’t draw,’” says Raphaela Brandner, marketing manager at MeisterLabs, creators of mind-mapping tool MindMeister. “It’s not about making it beautiful, it’s about making it memorable.”

You don’t need to make a masterpiece: “They’re thinking tools, not works of art,” Grubb says.

If you’re mapping with your team

When mapping with others, it helps to set some ground rules first. “What we do here is we come to some fort of agreement for how the map is going to be used,” Brandner says. “We say we’ll ‘add comments here’ or ‘use these icons for this.’”

With technical teams, Grubb opts for mind mapping software on a laptop with the map projected onto a screen. For teams who are new to mind maps, he maps on large sheets of paper or a whiteboard.

“It helps to be in front of the map, talking as I add to it while the ideas bounce back and forth,” he says. “I can explain what I’m doing as we go along, and at the end, capture images of the maps on a phone before erasing them.”

As the meeting progresses, Grubb gets people more involved: “I look for opportunities to hand over the marker so that everyone has ownership of the mind map.”

If you’re working remotely

Mind mapping tools make it easy for distributed teams make maps together.

“When working with others who may be in distant offices, online mind mapping services, like MindMeisteror Mindmup, are indispensable,” Grubb says. “Several people can work on a map simultaneously and they can chat online or in the app. Both MindMeister and Mindmup have project planning capabilities, allowing dates and resources to be added to individual items.”

Other mind mapping tools includeMindjetCoggleXMindFreeMindand MindNode.

When to Use Mind Maps

Mind maps are often used in schools, so people tend to associate them mainly with learning and studying. But there are a ton of business applications for mind maps, too.

“Many students are shown how to make mind maps to help with learning but never take the skill on into their business careers,” Grubb says. “Those that do find they have a tool that is good for much more than just understanding school work.”

Grubb told me he sees businesses using mind maps for ideation, product design, website design, project planning, management, report writing, and planning software testing.

Here are just a few business-focused tasks mind maps can help with:

When Absorbing What You Read

Mind Map example

Reading is an important way to grow as a professional, but with busy schedules, it can be hard to digest a book or resource enough to apply it to your work.

Mind maps can help you truly absorb what you read. For example, Grubb used a MindMap to summarize the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. First, he read the book and highlighted words and phrases that caught his attention. When he was done reading, he went back and made a mind map from the highlighted sections and was able to use that mind map to successfully guide his next project.

Mind maps for presentations

Students turn to mind maps—especially hand-written maps—when studying because they help with memorization.

“That tactile experience works a lot better for memorizing,” Brandner says. “That’s what I did in school. Once you have mind map and you’re about to go into the exam, you redraw the mind map by hand to get it into your brain.”

You could use a similar process to prepare for a speech or presentation. You’ll feel more confident about the content and might not have to rely on notes as much during the presentation.

When Managing a Project

Mind Maps for projects

Some project managers use mind maps to take notes in meetings. Instead of pages of linear notes, you can put the meeting topic in the middle and create branches for each major sub-topic discussed.

“When I do this, it’s amazing to me how I see things differently,” writes business analyst and marketer Tim Walker. “I pay more attention during the meeting, and I leave with a much better idea of what I could do next to move the work forward.”

Making mind maps can also help prioritize project tasks.

“When you map things radially, you take away the rank order and chronology that’s inherent in an outline or Gantt chart,” Walker writes. “Instead of prematurely worrying about which part of your project comes first in sequence, or which part deserves the most resources, you can focus on getting the right issues surfaced in a way that promotes dialogue, understanding, and problem-solving”

When Trying to Generate New Ideas

Mind maps for ideas

Use mind maps to combat writer’s’ block, think up new product ideas, or generate possible solutions to a problem you’re facing.

“Generating a starting point for innovation can be one of the most productive uses of mapping,” Grubb writes. “Ideas can tumble out of control. Writing them in a list easily kills the inspiration, but organizing them in a mind map not only gives the freedom to wander ‘all over the map,’ but encourages grouping, thus often bringing ideas together that give birth to new thoughts.”

Automate Your Mind Maps

Your mind maps can be put to even more use if you connect your content in them with your favorite apps. With Zapier, an app automation tool, you can send tasks or topics from MindManager Enterprise to many other apps, such as Google Docs, Trello, Asana, and Evernote.

For example:

Send MindManager content to Google Docs

Use this Zap

Send MindManager tasks to Trello

Use this Zap

Send MindManager topics to Box

Use this Zap

Send MindManager tasks to Asana

Use this Zap

Send MindManager content to Evernote

Use this Zap

See more MindManager Enterprise integrations powered byZapier

See other MindManager Enterprise app integrations or create your own.

Who knows, maybe you are planning to pitch an idea to Pixar for Hollywood’s next loveable robot, clown fish, or furry monster. If so, ditch the napkins, and try a mind map.

And the next time you want to make sense of information, successfully plan a big project, run a meeting, learn something new, streamline the way you work or even plan Thanksgiving, mind maps can work for you, too.

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Primavera P6 vs versus Microsoft Project

Often folks are asking about the differences between Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera P6. While coming up with a definitive list is more than challenging, below highlights some of the detailed feature differences between Primavera P6 over Microsoft Project.

It’s All About The Enterprise

It’s clear that Primavera P6 was designed for the enterprise from the start, while Microsoft Project migrated from a desktop application and added enterprise capabilities with Project Server. Now that Oracle owns Primavera P6, this gap is accentuated with the introduction of other heavy weight Oracle applications that support Primavera P6. Examples of these include Primavera P6 Analytics, Business Intelligence Publisher, Workflow and Primavera Gateway. These tools allow for integration with other enterprise applications marrying project information with other corporate data, applications and dashboards. Microsoft has not stood still either, with additional offerings such as SharePoint and Dynamics.

With all these true enterprise capabilities in mind, below are some of the more detailed features differences listed by real users. This list is not meant to be exhaustive and only compares the desktops versions. It is also important to note that we’re not recommending one product over the other.

Multiple User Access

Microsoft Project doesn’t allow multiple users to work on a single project at the same time, Primavera P6 does. In Primavera P6 you can specify what features of Primavera a particular user is permitted to use. Microsoft Project Server supports many projects at the same time, but a user locks a project when it’s in use.


In Microsoft Project, 11 baselines can be created for a project. In Primavera P6, unlimited baselines can be created and as many as four of these baselines can be assigned at any one time to a schedule.

Progress and Status

Primavera P6 offers a feature called Progress Spotlight. This Progress Spotlight highlights activity table rows in yellow if they are due any status in the next period (day, week, month, quarter or year). Microsoft Project requires the development of filters to allow for the selection of activities requiring status.

Issues & Risk

Microsoft Project lacks a feature for tracking project issues or risks. Primavera P6 can record issues and risks against a project, WBS element or activity.

Web Support

Primavera P6 plans, documents and other information can be converted to HTML directly from the software. Microsoft Project doesn’t have such options.


The Steps feature in Primavera P6 allows you to create sub-activities (steps) of an activity; effectively a to-do list for discrete progressing. Each step has a weighting that can be used to drive % complete for an activity as the steps are marked off as completed. The additional P6 Step Template allow this feature to be used for common processes that appear often among projects. This capability is not available in Microsoft Project.


In addition to resource costs, Primavera P6 allows planned, remaining and actual project expenses (training, travel, ODC) to be entered at the activity level.  Microsoft Project doesn’t have this capability.

Custom Fields

Both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 allow you to create custom fields. Microsoft Project also allows you to define formula for custom fields and add additional values to it. In Primavera P6 you can create a blank custom field, but you cannot set formulas to it, so users have to manually enter values in each field, for each column. You can use Activity Codes in P6 to create a column that has values that can be picked from a list similar to the Lookup feature in Microsoft Project’s custom fields.

Multiple Activity Relationships

In Primavera P6, more than one type of relationship can be established between activities, e.g. we can have FF and SS between the same two activities. In Microsoft Project only one relationship can be made between two activities.

External Relationships

In Primavera P6, multiple projects can be opened at one time for editing. This allows for relationships to be established between activities in different projects when inter-dependencies exist using identical techniques to assign the relationships. Microsoft Project uses a special feature called Links Between Projects to achieve inter-project dependency modeling.

Project Website

Primavera P6 can create a comprehensive website comprising of all the project details including activities, resources, reports, risks, issues, WBS, and anything else that a user can define. This website feature is not present in Microsoft Project without using Project Server.

Multiple Project Creation and Tracking

Both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 allow for multiple projects to be created and viewed. However, Primavera P6 capabilities extend beyond this to include multiple project tracking, multiple project or WBS comparisons, cost and units calculations.


Primavera P6 has the ability to have threaded discussions with other team members from within the tool.

Hint Help

To help new and experienced users alike, P6 Professional offers a Hint Help toggle feature that explains the values and calculations for a column when the cursor is placed on the field. No equivalent feature exists in Microsoft Project.


There are many more minor differences between Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project but above list attempts to highlight seem of the more commonly referred differences between the two tools. We are well aware of folks that favor one system over the other and I’m sure this list will spark much conversation, debate and disagreement.

Using this list to support a decision to buy one product over the other would not be a wise idea. Also, these comparisons are only between the desktop versions.

Choosing an enterprise project management system should be based on your organizational requirements which would be at a much higher level than a few detailed features listed here. Finally, enterprise deployments often involve integration and information sharing with other corporate applications, must run on a particular IT infrastructure and support existing processes. All of these requirements can have an effect on your decision which way to go.

Download many good articles Primavera project management P6, ms project to primavera etc.

Primavera P6 Downloads

February 12, 2015 By 

We’ve posted over the past few years some really handy eBooks, guides, desktop aides, tips and step-by-step instructions related to Primavera P6. Here we’ve consolidated some of the most popular downloads and requested materials that we’ve received over time. So, whether you’re a seasoned veteran user of Primavera P6 or new to the tool, there is something here for everyone.

Feel free to download any of the Primavera P6 materials that you might find useful and if you share this with colleagues and friends, let them know where you go them from. So let’s get started with our ever popular step-by-step installation guides.

Primavera P6 Installation Guides

Windows 7 – Primavera P6 Professional R8.4 Installation Guide

Windows 8 – Primavera P6 Professional R8.4 Installation Guide

Windows 10 – Primavera P6 Professional R15.2 Installation Guide

Installing Primavera P6 using SQL Server

Primavera P6 Tested Configurations Archive

Primavera P6 EPPM

Primavera P6 EPPM Hot Keys

Primavera P6 EPPM – Understanding Date Columns

Understanding Dashboards in P6

Primavera P6 Reports Tab Samples

Primavera P6 Portlets Index

Global and Project Security Profile Settings in Primavera P6

Primavera P6 Professional

Primavera P6 Professional – Understanding Date Columns

Primavera P6 Professional Hot Keys

Primavera P6 Toolbar Map

Project and Earned Value Management

WBS Guidelines for Government Acquisition Programs

Ten Six Project Management Crossword

Ten Six Earned Value Management Crossword

Microsoft Project to Primavera P6 Conversion Guidelines

Microsoft Project to Primavera P6 Conversion Guidelines

Legacy Primavera

Primavera P3 to Primavera P6 Conversion Guidelines

We hope you find these useful. Please send us your comments and let us know what you think.

What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016

We are excited to announce availability of Project 2016. This release includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Management and Resource Capacity Planning. Supporting these key capabilities are enhancements such as new Resource Engagements, a brand new experience for resource managers, and Capacity heat maps. Project 2016 now provides an end-to-end experience for managing and optimizing your resource utilization.

In addition to resource management, there are a host of improvements and new features to help you be more productive with Project, such as improved timelines, Tell Me integration and full support for Office add-ins.

Resource Engagements

For project managers, securing resources to ensure your project is properly staffed has always been a challenge. With Project 2016, it’s now possible to systematically request a resource, and once approved, lock that resource to guarantee it’s available.

Creating an engagement and submitting it for approval sets off a simple workflow that enables the resource manager to approve or reject the request.

The project manager will always have an up-to-date view of the status of their requests from within Project Professional 2016 or Project Pro for Office 365. Once a locked resource is assigned to a project for a duration of time, managers of other projects will get notified if they try to overbook a resource.

The resource manager experience

The resource manager (or line manager) is a people manager who may not want to use the full Project client. To allow the resource manager to collaborate with the project manager, Project Online now has an area for the resource manager to view and approve or reject all proposed resource contracts. In addition, the new resource views allow the manager to understand the capacity utilization of their resources at a quick glance.

Resource Capacity heat maps

Ensuring that the resources are well utilized and productive is a key strategic need for any company. Project 2016 introduces the Capacity heat maps and a brand new set of intuitive reports to enable at-a-glance visualization of resource utilization. Both under- and over-utilization of resources can be problematic, and both can be seen quickly with the new heat map.


Communicating the project schedule is a critical part of any project manager’s job. But for many audiences, a Gantt chart isn’t the best way to visualize the schedule. More than ever, a timeline is the best way to communicate how a project’s lifecycle lays out. With this in mind, we have overhauled the Timeline feature to include multiple timelines, each with different start and end dates, representing a user-defined set of tasks and milestones.

There are several rich features in the new Timeline visualization, including:

  • Independent start and end dates for each timeline.
  • Drag and drop between different timelines.
  • Save to PowerPoint with editable objects.

Tell Me

With so many features in Project 2016, wouldn’t it be great if you could just ask where a certain feature was, instead of having to hunt for it? With Tell Me, you can do just that. Better yet, the answer that Tell Me provides is a live button, so you just have to click the answer and it will do as you ask. It’s a huge time saver.

new in Project 2016 6

Read/Write Office add-ins

Office add-ins are extensions that you can download from the Office store that add functionality to Project. This means that Microsoft and its partners can continuously and easily deliver new features so you can customize Project to your tastes. With Project 2016 release, Office add-ins now have full Read/Write access to the project you are working on, providing richer extensions than have ever been possible.

new in Project 2016 7


Project 2016 is immediately available online as part of Office 365. The new service side features, such as Capacity heat maps, are being rolled out intoProject Pro for Office 365 andProject Online right now. When you choose to activate these features, we will automatically upgrade all of your existing Resource Plans to Engagements. The new resource management features will be available to on-premises customers in the spring of 2016 when Project Server 2016 is released.

Enjoy the new Project!

—Howard Crow, principal group program manager in the Project engineering team

Project request management on SharePoint!​

4 Best Practices For Project Request Management Using SharePoint

Did you know SharePoint can be extended with BrightWork for full project request management to track the progress of your project request, from initial request to approved project creation?

Here are four best practices to help you get started with project request management on SharePoint!

1. Define a Process (the non-technical stuff)

Before you start using a tool to implement a process (or any process really, not just Project Request Management), you want to get it down on paper first. But when it comes to your process for Project Request Management, for example, you will need to decide things like:

  • Is there going to be a committee to approve projects? And if so, who is going to be on it?
  • What kind of data about the project requests will be required?
  • What is the timeframe for approving projects?

2. Create a Command Center (including reports)

Second, you’ll want to have a PRM “Command Center” in SharePoint, a one-stop-shop where particular departments, or perhaps the entire organization, can go to submit their project requests and track the progress. You’ll also want to include reports that where requesters can check on the status of their various requests, maybe some metrics, etc.

Here’s a sample of our command center, where you can travel through the entire project request life-cycle – from logging  a request all the way to project site creation after the project is approved.

project request management on sharepoint3. Define the Intake Form

If you didn’t do this when you defined the PRM process, you want to create a project request form in SharePoint. If you ask for too little data, there won’t be enough information as to what it is you are proposing. If there is too much information, folks can get turned off and simple pick up the phone or start emailing, defeating the purpose of the SharePoint template! Here is a sample intake form:

project request intake form

4. Notify and Update Interested Parties Automatically

Finally, you can’t rely on people to regularly visit the site  to find out that there is something waiting in their queue for approval. In the form above, you can see some fields “Requested By,” “Reviewer,” and “Approver.”  All of these people have to take some sort of action on the project request, and in SharePoint they can be alerted automatically that there is a request waiting for them to review, or that your project has been approved – and you are now responsible to manage it!

Get your teams working together: Announcing Microsoft Planner

Get your teams working together: Announcing Microsoft Planner


Get your teams working together: Announcing Microsoft Planner

Productivity apps are all the rage at the moment, although they should not be considered a ‘magic bullet’ for organising your schedule or curing procrastination.

While increasing productivity is not a new thing – individuals and organisations have always striven to get more out of their day or their workforce – without a doubt, we all have more distractions and demands on our time, which productivity apps potentially provide a solution for.

Productivity Apps: Do they actually work?

Developers make all sorts of claims for their apps and their ability to increase productivity, however, they are sketchier on the hard data to back them up. With such a diverse field of products, it’s hard to come up with any real comparisons in their performance. However, a study from Salesforce suggests that productivity apps can boost worker productivity by 34 per cent. The report also discovered that 60 per cent of employees in SMEs and large enterprises use apps for work-related activities.

Yet to be effective, productivity apps need to be properly integrated into the workplace. This is one of the major stumbling blocks organisations have – getting everyone to adopt the technology and use it so that the whole team benefits. Since many people already have their own productivity apps downloaded on their mobile devices, it can be difficult to get buy-in on a new system.

People also bemoan the time it takes to get set up and started, questioning whether it is a productive use of their time managing their productivity app! Therefore, if your organisation is planning to implement a new app it is important that employees receive the right level of support to enable them to use if effectively.

Another issue is how to integrate the app with the IT systems the organisation is already using. While most apps allow a certain amount of integration between them and other tools, these are not necessarily the ones your business is using. Furthermore, there are security issues that organisations need to be aware of when employees are using apps with a personal account. This could mean that sensitive company information is taken out of your organisation’s secure environment, and stored on the servers of a third-party app developer, without the protection extended by a business account.

Microsoft Planner

This is why the introduction of Microsoft Planner could be the solution your organisation is looking for. Microsoft, who has produced arguably the most well-known and utilised productivity app of all time – Microsoft Outlook – is getting in on the current ‘productivity app-ism’ with a new addition to their Office 365 suite – Planner.

As many businesses, large and small, already use Office 365, integration with many of the organisation’s IT systems is straightforward and intuitive, increasing the likelihood of take-up by members of staff. If you already have a subscription, there is no additional fee and it all integrates with your existing logins and Office 365 apps.

Do You Need Microsoft Planner?

office 365 plannerEssentially it is a task-planning tool designed to enable teams to collaborate and track work better. Users of Trello and Asana will be instantly familiar with its card-based layout – the cards representing tasks – with a drag and drop interface to record progress. There are also some neat colour coding tricks, and visually appealing and easy to read dashboards to help teams track progress.

If you are not familiar with team task planning apps, the clue is really in the name – they allow teams across your business who are working towards a single goal or outcome to organise their tasks, understand where the initiative as a whole is going, identify where issues might be and collaborate to reach the goal quicker. Essentially, a clever digital organiser for teams.

What they are not is a project management tool, for which Microsoft has ‘Project’. Project management applications usually focus on having a single person or team driving the initiative (the project manager(s)) and distributing tasks for the team to complete. Many organisations consider this an outmoded way of working but for complex projects, it is usually still considered necessary.

Planner bridges the gap between project management tools and personal task lists, which you can set up in Outlook. Instead, Planner is designed for team collaboration, providing a tool to assign tasks to individuals, to manage progress, for internal communication about team projects, and to provide an overview of projects in progress.

Personally, thinking about my own company and how we manage projects and workload here, I think productivity apps, whether Planner, Trello or any other, can be a valuable tool. As well as providing everyone with the big picture and the finer detail, it also increases accountability as individuals can see how their activities (or lack of) impact on each project and each other.

With email notifications set up to remind you of a forthcoming deadline, it can certainly focus the mind on the job and help individuals prioritise their workload.


Bruce Penson, Managing Director of Pro Drive IT

How to write the perfect progress report – dos and don’ts

Susanne Madsen 
Developing Project Leaders

If you work as a project manager, chances are that you have completed dozens of progress reports during your career – if not hundreds! But how effective have they been? Have you had a clear purpose when writing the reports, for instance by wanting your stakeholders to take certain action as a result of them? Or did you fill them in because it was one of those routine tasks that had to be done?

You may have been very conscientious and particular when filling in your reports, but unfortunately not everyone is, and as a result the weekly status report becomes one of those artifacts that is part of the process without adding much value.

Top mistakes
Some of the classic mistakes that project managers make is that they include too much static information and not enough about what the real project issues are. In that way the report is not a true reflection of what is really going on. If you just write about what happened during the last reporting period and what you will do during the next reporting period, without mentioning how that compares to plan and what the real risks and issues are, there is no incentive for executives to pay attention to it. In many cases the report is even attached in an email without any context or description, meaning that executives who rely on smartphones are unlikely to ever get to the information.

The perfect progress report
So, what does a perfect status report look like? Well, first and foremost it’s a simple report, preferably on one page, which adds real value by providing an overview of milestones, risks, issues and budgetary information at a minimum. Here are some guiding dos and don’ts:

Don’t include too much static information about the background of the project.
Do include the name of the sponsor and the project manager.
Do keep the information to one page.
Do include the top 5 risks and issues, including owner and mitigating action.
Do include information about the budget and how you are tracking to it.
Do include an overview of the major milestones, their planned dates and a RAG status of each.
Do list key successes and achievements from last period.
Do list any earned value metrics you may have, but keep it simple and graphical.
Do make it clear what action you want people to take; is this report just for information or do you require a decision from anyone?
Don’t send out the report via email without providing any context in the body of the mail. Executives may never read the report, so provide a summary in the email itself.
Don’t send out bad news in a project report with out speaking to people first. You don’t want your sponsor to read about a major issue without being there to explain the situation.

Seri MS Project : apa arti Effort Driven


anda masuk ke option ms project,

masuk ke schedule,

ada pilihan centang, new task are effort driven ?

apa arti effort driven:  adalah task atau activity di project anda tidak tergantung dgn resource, berapa pun resource yg anda assign, duration task akan tetap sama.

berbeda bila kita unchecked, ketika ada tambahan resource , penambahan itu akan mengurangi waktu duration task tersebut.

masing2 activities mempunyai characteristic berbeda, jadi anda harus paham maknanya,

misal membersihkan halaman semakin banyak orng yg mengerjakan akan semakin cepat selesai, dan ketika seorang artis mengerjakan karya inovasi, belum tentu penambahan orang juga align dgn lbh cepatnya waktu kerja.


effort driven

Seri MS Project: kenapa status late, padahal tanggal belum lewat.

Jangan gemes, dgn ms project,

Konsep project management, setidaknya harus ada kita pelajari, dan jangan pernah membayangkan ms project adalah seperti Excel.

contoh, tanggal masih jauh, tapi statusnya Late-terlambat.

Status late


caranya adalah, di menu project, masuk project information:

ubahlah status date dan start date dgn benar.

project Information.PNG


setelah diubah sbb:

Project Information_after


setelah anda ok in,

bagaimana statusnya sekarang, dari late menjadi future task.

status after tune up


Seri MS Project: Mengubah working time

Liburan sudah tiba, asyikkk,

Jangan lupa ketika memulai project, semua hari libur atau cuti massal, diperhitungkan,

Bagaimana caranya:


di menu project, klik change working time:

change working time 1


Isi manual libur resmi nasional atau cuti massal,

isi namenya,pilih tanggal mulai  liburnya, di start dan finish, bila hanya libur satu hari, start dan finish datenya sama.

bila anda bekerja di MS Project server, minta admin anda utk mengedit, bila terpaksanya , anda bisa create new calendar.


setelah done, jgn lupa, masuk ke resource sheet, ( menu task, klik gantt chart plng kiri)

setelah masuk di resource sheet, ubah, base, calender resource anda ke calender yg telah edit-sesuaikan hr liburnya.

resource sheet

check, di activites project anda, apakah ada task yg masih masuk di hr libur.




Membuat Report Project Cost Performance

Cost Controlling adalah sangat vital dalam project, sayangnya disitu banyak terjadi kelemahan,

Didalam excel dibawah, sedikitnya anda bisa memahami, project cost performance, earned value, Estimate at Completion dan lain lain,

Patut diingat rumus EAC berbeda antara PMbok dgn MS Project, di PMbok pun ada 3 formula pendekatan utk menghitung EAC.

Bila anda masih baru, tdk perlu risau, pelan2 akan memahami. baca artikel saya lain ttg earned value.

saya gambarkan bahasa secara sederhana berikut ini:

Project Cost Performance

ket: Project value adalah nilai PO dr project itu, sementara, project cost, adalah project value dikurangi dgn margin, ini bahasa saya, bahasa lain bisa dipakai, Kenapa memakai istilah value, karena tdk semua bisa dihitung dgn uang, krn ada benefit lain, product benefit, differentiation, strategic solution, customer customization dll

Key pointnya adalah, ada alignment antara solution,product,sales dgn team project. salah memakai patokan cost, margin akan berubah, target bisa bergeser, perusahaan bisa bubar.

actual cost dihitung secara periodik, dicompare dgn EAC ( based on CPI,SPI, Baseline cost terakhir, ( utk pmbok memakai BAC, total planned cost)

Threshold ini digunakan utk memberikan informasi, early warning system, ketika cost overrun, over budget, segera harus diambil tindakan, konkrit, jgn pake theory lagi wkk.



Controlling nya secara sederhana sbb: slide yg saya buat sederhana.

Project cost control

untuk formula lengkapnya anda bisa download di excel yg saya buat dibawah.

Tinggal masukkan data project anda, langsung jozz, download filenya disini: Project Cost Analyst

agak mikir dikit ya, tenang sudah ada  rumus2 nya.  masih bisa diimprove lagi,

Project Cost analysis






saya berikan juga sample  S Curve / kurva s , project cost secara sangat sederhana, saya ambil dari

download excelnya: Project Cost S Curve

penjelasan: ini sangat sederhana, cost actual cumulative  vs cost baseline cumulative, makna cumulative adalah akumulasi, misalnya minggu ini x, minggu depan : x + minggu depan, dan seterusnya ditanah, sampai 100 %.

costing di Phase ini :  initiating cost misalnya saat kick off meeting ada biaya kah. dll

project phase cost cumulative cost curve , s curve cost