Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Ribbon In Open Workbench 2.0

This post results from a request by our friend Tammi, who asked for some screenshots of the new Ribbon in Open Workbench 2.0. The main User Interface change from Open Workbench 1.1.6 to Open Workbench 2.0 has been the replacement … Continue reading

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Working With The View Library

On of the features Open Workbench offers which MS Project does not, is the categorisation of Views into Groups for easy reference. The Groups which are installed by default are the Favorites, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Filters & Sorts Groups. … Continue reading

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Working With Views

Understanding how to configure Views is, along with understanding the fundamentals of scheduling projects, perhaps the most important step to successfully using Open Workbench. Views are simply representations of the information in the plan. Open Workbench comes with 17 Views … Continue reading

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Working With Highlights

Open Workbench provides a wealth of information and feedback to the Project Manager by highlighting key information. To view or manage Highlights rules, select the Project ribbon, then Colours and Shapes (or in OWB 1.1.6, select View -> Highlights). This … Continue reading

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Managing Projects Part III: Resource Basics

In this post we’ll go through the basics of adding resources to projects. This tutorial is meant for people using Open Workbench stand-alone; those using Open Workbench in conjunction with the CA Clarity PPM system, will define your resources in … Continue reading

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Managing Projects Part II: Dependencies

As with most other activities in Open Workbench, dependency relationships can be created or maintained in a variety of different ways. In this tutorial we will discuss a couple of the more common techniques. The most common method is through … Continue reading

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Managing Projects Part I: Tasks

Your project schedule should tell the story of how you’re going to deliver the project. It’s part of the contract between the Project Manager and the Sponsor, as well as the Project Manager and the Project Team.

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