The latest versions of ProChain support Microsoft Project 2013 and later (32- and 64-bit) and interface with Microsoft Project Server. However, we do not currently support the Project web app of Microsoft Project Online.
First, make sure you have Microsoft Project installed on your computer. If you are still having problems installing the latest version, please visit our tech support page or contact ProChain Technical Support at email@example.com.
ProChain is an add-on to Microsoft Project. Installing ProChain will add the functionality required for Critical Chain project scheduling and management—none of the MS Project functionality is disabled. ProChain comes with a project scheduler (the MS Project scheduler and resource leveler is no longer used), a task update interface, analysis tools, views, and reports. Project […]
No. Uninstalling will clean up old files and registry entries, but if left, won’t adversely affect anything. ProChain version 12 can co-exist with version 9 but provides an installation option to delete that version.
Yes, ProChain supports summary task links. In other words, the predecessors of the summary task will be scheduled before any of the summary’s detailed tasks, and the successors of the summary task won’t be scheduled until after all of the detail tasks. Note that the critical chain that ProChain identifies will not include summary tasks. […]
ProChain sizes the buffer based on the amount of variability in the tasks it is protecting against—it’s a function of the variability in the tasks, not the duration of the tasks. For example, if the tasks are guaranteed to be delivered on schedule, no buffering would be needed. ProChain calculates the variability of a task […]
To tell ProChain to schedule from backward from a due date, you should put an FNLT constraint on the last task and set the Project Start Date early enough that it will not influence the schedule. Note: ProChain always schedules the project from the Project Start Date, no matter which Schedule From option you have […]
ProChain considers any task that does not have a successor to be a deliverable that needs to be protected by a project buffer. By using the Network Analysis tool, you can easily see all of the “tasks without successors.”
This is done to get more accurate estimates. Remaining duration is what is needed to calculate new projected times and buffer consumption. Trying to factor in your effort so far only complicates the estimate, and % Complete is subject to different interpretations. There is also a human tendency to say that you are 90% complete […]
They will be able to open the file. They can also use any views and reports that have previously been used with that file, because Microsoft Project components like ProChain views and reports are automatically copied from the GLOBAL.MPT file into the individual project file when they are referenced. However, ProChain-specific functions like fever charts […]