An updated version of our favorite Mac based project management software is now available for public beta...Merlin Project 5.
The upgrade brings many new features including a bridge into the Agile development realm with Kanban style boards. The new features include at a high level the following items:
- Kanban Board - this is the view of the file utilizing Kanban Board. There are also several pre-defined arrangements available or custom arrangements can be built.
- The Resources Pool - ever need to manage a group of resources across separate projects? In reality, this is very much the norm. The Resource Pool provides the capability to see the resource utilization across several projects that utilize the pool.
- Groupings - this allows for various views of the project schedule so that PMs can get additional insight into the project. This is an analytics feature showing the tasks in a different light which could prove beneficial.
- New Style Editor - Now both individual selections as well as groups or rule based styles can be edited and customized.
- New design - A refresh of all aspects of the UI.
Since this is still in beta, PMs may want to keep this version separate from their production version of Merlin Project.
For more information on the new version and to download the beta, please visit ProjectWizards website.
As always, please contact DawsonReed with your Merlin Project questions.