First you have to plan your project schedule. You can either draw a schedule in Adrega, input a schedule you have made on paper or import a WBS inherited for the project from other systems.
The task at hand is to add activities for the project, add durations and finally constraints. Build the logical relations in the plan to resemble how the project should be executed. With more dependencies, it is easier to track the project and predict the outcome.
The second step is to work with resources on the project plan. Generic resources can be applied to work as a resource for budgeting or actual users can be imported. Using a generic resource as a budget for other resources is a good method for higher level budgeting or initial budgets. Other generic resources and actual users can use the budget resource as bank account.
Create a budget for work, fixed cost and other type of expenses. Add for instance planned cash flow, contingency and committed cost in addition to the regular budget of work. Enter the information on each activity in the activity details pane in the Resource Register or the Fixed Cost Register.
Save an original and baseline plan from the current plan and use it for a later comparison. A saved baseline also automatically gives you Earned Value as you enter progress information, if the project is configured for this. Save the “baseline” twice, once for Original and once for Baseline. Later you can re-save either the baseline for an activity or the whole plan, but first for the whole plan.
Tracking the project is the main activity within project management and there are a lot of different things you could do when tracking a project in Adrega. But basically there are three things you should do:
In addition you would probably experience the need to re-plan the project because of changes or delays. The Tracking of Adrega PI helps the planner to do this as well as forecasting future of the project.
The final step in the project schedule cycle is to report from the project. In Adrega it is simply done by the three click reporting: Select the project(s), select the report(s) and click OK.