Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of OmniPlan 3 Essential Training.
- Before we get started, there's a few things you need to know to make the most out of this course. First, the idea of the Gantt chart or waterfall-style project management. This is the general chart that you'll see in the center of the program, and it all depends on tasks and dependencies, and we'll be talking about those a lot. It looks like a waterfall. This is very comparable to Microsoft Project, which is also Gantt-style project management, but on the PC.
OmniPlan, however, has Mac and iOS versions, but is not available on the PC. OmniPlan is frequently used for web development and software development projects, but it is a general type of project management software. So it can be used for other types of projects, such as a move, or planning a garden, really, any type of project that has steps toward accomplishing a goal. We've chosen to structure this course around one example project, which is a web development project that sort of has a medium level of complexity.
There are various job titles and roles having to do with this web development project, but don't worry if you're not a web developer. Just know that this is the type of project that has different resources, different tasks, that all go toward a larger goal, and know that you can transport this knowledge over to different types of real-world projects. FInally, know that OmniPlan has both Standard and Pro versions.
We'll deal with all of those features, and be careful to point out when you're using the Standard version, and when you need to have the Pro version in order to do a certain task. Okay, those are just a few things that it's good to have in mind before you start this course. Now, let's get started.
The course explains how to most efficiently create and assign resources, including grouping resources, assigning duration and effort, and modifying individual schedule expectations. Learn how to use views; track project progress with critical paths, Gantt charts, and baselines; and configure different project settings. Chapter 9 shows how to work with OmniPlan Pro's expanded feature set, including Monte Carlo simulations and the multiproject dashboard.
- Navigating the OmniPlan interface
- Viewing projects as Gantt charts
- Starting new projects
- Creating milestones, tasks, and dependencies
- Grouping and splitting tasks
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Working with the Calendar and Network views
- Checking and finalizing a project plan
- Gauging progress with baselines
- Configuring start and end dates, styles, templates, and more
- Working with OmniPlan Pro
Skill Level Beginner
1. Navigate the Interface
2. Work with Projects and Project Elements
3. Work with Tasks
4. Work with Resources
5. Calendar and Network Views
6. Finalize a Project Plan
7. Gauge Progress with Baselines
8. Project Configuration
9. OmniPlan Pro
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