MPI : MicroPlanner X-Pert

Life is a series of projects - goals to achieve, work to complete, resources to allocate, and results to communicate. Where time is money, precise project management requires foresight, experience and a regular supply of up-to-the-minute information. To meet these demands, computer-based project management systems are being applied across all types of industries, to encompass many facets of executive planning, resource scheduling, time management and cost control.

What is Micro Planner X-Pert?

Micro Planner X-Pert is a powerful project management program developed to enable you to take full advantage of the power of the very latest computer technology. It is designed to be used by newcomers but offers sophisticated facilities to delight even the most discerning project manager. A prime objective in the design of the software is to provide a simple and efficient man-machine interface. We believe that you will find it the most responsive project management tool that you have ever used. It follows a logical methodology, is friendly and intelligent, knows its facts and is quick to appreciate any potential problems in your project. Whatever your present planning tool -
computer, pencil and paper or guesswork, X-Pert will enhance your planning capabilities and productivity. Control of even the smallest project can be dramatically improved - even the process of entering the model into the computer can help you to refine and understand your objectives. With X-Pert you can present even the most
complex project in the form of a clear and concise visual model and then interpret that model to control resources, monitor progress, control costs and analyse efficiency.

What is it for?

Micro Planner X-Pert is designed with the important aspects of monitoring and control as major objectives. These can be summarised like this…

--Control of Projects: to constantly organise and monitor complex projects, producing schedules and reports which people understand.
--Control of time: to figure out feasible deadlines and show how to meet them. To identify those operations which are critical.
--Control of time: to smooth out workloads for increased efficiency. To identify critical, insufficient or excessive resources.
--Control of Cost: to calculate the costs of running the project. To identify how fixed costs or overheads increase if the project is delayed.
--Progress Control: to track and record actual achievement of project operations and to highlight progress slippage and problem areas. To compare Actual Costs with Earned Values to control against budgets. To analyse the planning of corrective action.
--Simulation: to explore possible alternatives in “What-if?” or “Where do we go from here?” situations.

Why Micro Planner X-Pert?

Planning is a vital part of project management but it is important to understand where the planning process finishes and the control or management process takes over.
The disciplines which differentiate serious management from simple planning are those concerned with:
--Setting Cost, Resource and Time baselines.
--Monitoring progress against those baselines.
--Taking remedial action and rescheduling.
--Reporting and communicating management intentions.
--Micro Planner’s strengths in handling these disciplines is what sets X-Pert apart from ordinary planning packages.

General Benefits

--Better control of time and resources saves money and increases margins.
--Delivery dates or other deadlines can be reliably forecast — and met.
--Increased communication from easy-to-read reports helps to avoid confusion.
--Confidence is enhanced as risks are reduced.
--Excellent value for money: low cost for a complete system when compared with similar functionality elsewhere.
--Opportunities for greater involvement of the whole project team in the actual planning process.
--Ability to manage in a multi-project environment (programme management).
--Ease of use without compromise

Although it has arguably the most powerful and sophisticated analysis engine on the market,X-Pert is designed for ease of use - to be flexible and responsive to your requirements. After all, you need to be in control of your project right from the start - not wrestling with the software! The X-Pert approach is to confront the complexities of project scheduling in order to focus on solutions. Rather than simplify the techniques it creates an intuitive graphical environment which provides a unique overview of your project data. X-Pert embodies a disciplined approach which enables you to use it as the cornerstone of your Project Management quality procedures. It does not duck out when the going gets tough. Beginners can use the software at a simple level - to “hit the ground running”. The more sophisticated features can remain out of sight to avoid confusion but as your knowledge of the package increases, you will not run out of power to tackle the most complex projects.

Graphical Visibility : X-Pert provides a unique “desktop” approach to the management of your projects. The desktop window is laid out with icons and “folders” providing mouse access to all the information in the project.

Multi Platform : Micro Planner X-Pert is available for computers running both Windows and MacOS. Both systems share the same features and capacities but the user interface has minor differences to conform to Windows or Macintosh standards wherever possible.

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Micro Planner X-Pert for Windows ,colloquially known as XPW, X-Pert or Micro Planner is produced by Micro Planning International Asia Pacific Pty Ltd has moved home from Denver Colorado to Melbourne Australia. Micro Planner also has a set up in United Kingdom and as well in Germany.

PCO Subject Expert review

The preliminary review is Micro Planner X-Pert get Earned value performance measurement as per AS4817:2006, which makes them the least expensive product on the market to provide the full maths, but not the reports as there are other tools who do that.

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