ACOS PLUS.1 News of release 9

Workshop-Agenda

 

Duration:  2 days, daily from 9:00 am – 5.00 pm
Number of participants: 3-6
Course fee: 2 x €325 = €650 per person plus VAT

(In the fee of 325 € 25 € for lunch are included)

 

Prerequisites:

The participants should be confident Windows users with some experiences on ACOS

 

Goals:
Practice use of new software abilities

for time, capacity and cost scheduling and controlling

 

Day 1: Work Shift Scheduling

- Planning in 1/10 hour increments

- Calendar for office and production, definition of the default day

- Time scale modifications, calendar and bar chart modes

- Extended functions for mainactivities and relationship lists

- Extensions of the data model

- Network diagram boxes with date and time

- Use of macros with calculation functions for tranferring durations from days to hours

- Formulas in columns, calculation functions in date fields and numeric fields

- Customising the individual Portfolio Menu with personalised macros 

- Resource maximum values, resource rates and summarised resources

- Bargraphs with multiple aggregations

- Application and customisation of attributes, individually and according to data attributes

- Templates

- OLE-objects inserted in graphical outputs (JPG+GIF+TIF with MS Photo Editor)

 

Day 2: Pool Planning

- New switches in the options menu

- Modifications in the database dialogue

- New fields „Foreign Account“ and “Project Manager“ in database mode

- New switches and displays in the footer

- Archiving of released planning situations into a budget pool

- Function „Establish planned data“

- Settings for dialog masks and lists for feedback on schedule and cost compliance

- New features for selection and sorts like “MA-level automatically” and “by structure”

- Bar graphs and matrices with mean value calculation and the effects of the resource calendars

- Time and resource driven update calculation and update according target

- Project comparison and deviation analysis of dates and resources
- Actual duration, remaining duration, reported manhours, remaining man-hours 
  balanced by residual distribution functions 

- Record locking, lock and unlock functions in database and file mode

- Load selected records from the total pool with overlapping record locks

- Bar graph analysis function

- Manual capacity planning with capacitive realationships by linking data from parallel projects

- Capacity smoothing and resource levelling based on the maximum resource availabilities

- Calculation of durations from maximum values

 

Workshop documentation:

Work results on disk or CD

 

This agenda will exceed the 2 days. On startup of the course the main points will be coordinated with the requirements of each individual group.