Gain More Efficiency with Project Management Tool ZilicusPM 11.1
Project Management Tool ZilicusPM 11.1 Launched – Introduces Project Planning Hacks
Zilicus, the leading provider of project management tool ZilicusPM, launched the latest version of its project management tool ZilicusPM 11.1. In the latest version of ZilicusPM, Zilicus has introduced a feature to enable project managers to write down/document project scope, project requirements, project reviews online. Other features and enhancements introduced in ZilicusPM 11.1 will make project manager more productive with keyboard hotkeys for project planning. It also resource mapping while importing MS project plan in ZilicusPM.
The features and enhancements introduced in the latest version of project management tool ZilicusPM 11.1 are.
- Record, Track Project Scope, Project Requirement, Project Review, etc
- Importing Microsoft Project Plan – Mapping Resources
- Keyboard Shortcut for Quick Project Planning/Scheduling
Record, Track Project Scope, Project Requirements, Project Review
An experienced project manager will insist on clearly written down project charter, project scope, project requirements. Well documented project scope, requirements help project managers to plan projects more effectively. Now ZilicusPM enables project owners to document & record project artifacts like project charter, project scope for a given project.
A project owner will be able to add/update sections on this screen. The default sections available for project manager are Project Scope and Project Objectives. Project owner can create new section (section heading & description) as well as update content in the default section as desired.
Import Microsoft Project Plan with Resources (Integration with Microsoft Project)
With project management tool ZilicusPM 11.1, project owners/planners while importing project plan can specify resource mapping. Following two screens show how to import Microsoft Project plan in ZilicusPM and map Resources-in-MS-Project-Plan with Project-Resources-In-ZilicusPM software. If user chooses to map resources, this feature will ensure that all activities assigned to a resource specified in a MS Project plan will have same activities assigned to mapped resources in ZilicusPM.
While importing MS Project plan in ZilicusPM, user will see a confirmation screen whether to append tasks from MS Project to existing project schedule in ZilicusPM or skip import. Also an user will be shown message whether to map resources or continue-to-import resources without mapping.
Faster Project Scheduling: Keyboard Hotkeys for Quick Project Planning
New set of keyboard hotkeys will make project planning even more quick for project planner. Using these keyboard shortcut keys an user can quickly edit/update/delete tasks in project schedule. These keyboard shortcut keys available on Project Schedule screen. Some of the keyboard shortcut introduced are
F2 : Make selected task editable (ready to edit)
Escape : Exit editable mode for a selected task
Control + Insert : Add a new task below
Control + Shift + Insert : Add a new sub-task below
Delete : Delete a selected task
Tab : Once a given task is made editable, project planner can user tab to add/update task name, change start date, change duration, change task priority, update task status, update task % completion, assign resource(s)
You can also use keyboard shortcut in Advance Schedule and Gantt page such as
Alt + T : To add new task
Alt + R : To add recurring task
Delete : Delete selected task
Control + C : Copy a task or group of tasks (depending on selection)
Control + V : Paste a task or group of tasks (depending on selection)
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If you have been managing projects with conventional spreadsheet/ MS Excel templates or emails, it is the right time to start using online project management software. Take a screenshot tour of project management system ZilicusPM and Sign up for 30-days free trial of project management software ZilicusPM 11.1
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