What’s new in the build 7.3.4
[*] “What’s new” pop-up is now shown only on demand from the Help menu
[*] New Activity selection drop-down on the Time Log page with built-in search and category/type filtering
[-] Now Resource Loading report doesn’t take into an account Actual Completion Date for active (unfinished) activities
[-] Project members paging issue fixed
[-] Messages datasource issue fixed in Report Generator
[*] Other minor bug fixes and changes
We have just released a new update, version 7.3, for Easy Projects .NET! It is available for our Hosted and In-House accounts, and you can request an upgrade if you are Hosted, or download the update if you are running EP.NET In-House. Here is a list of features and changes that we have in this new release:
In Part 2 of this three-part series on increasing project profitability, we’ll examine the role of effective resource management in keeping project budgets on track. Equipment, third party vendors, and data center charges – among other things – get expensed to our project budgets. But far and away the biggest drain on project dollars is the efforts of project team members being charged against the project budget. These are highly skilled individuals and they are often being charged against the project at rates of $100, $150 or even $200 per hour. One can see that inaccurate time charges, wasted or unproductive resource time, and poor task oversight can quickly lead to a project going way out of control and over budget.
We’ve added two new video tutorials to our Library:
Activity List – Silverlight and
Project success is usually judged on one or more of three key factors: on time delivery, on budget delivery, and customer satisfaction. In fact, success on the first two factors usually goes along way in experiencing success on the third factor. For this three-part series, I’d like to focus on project profitability. While that’s not specifically on budget delivery, ending with a profitable project when you deliver that final solution to your customer usually means you kept the budget in check and delivered a fairly issue-free solution. Both usually translate into project success. In Part 1 we’ll examine the role of change management in the concept of project profitability.