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Set Up Your Project Calendar

Projects are assigned a base calendar, which can be changed if required.

i-lign Conversations

In i-lign 5.0, we launched Conversations. See the thinking behind conversations at Enterprise 2.0 rocks!. Every page within i-lign (excluding lists) has the orange button with the cross through it, providing the user the ability to start a conversation. This conversation appears to everyone involved with that topic, be it a project, risk, decision, strategic outcome, concept, etc. Conversations can also be started as organisation wide broadcasts.

The user who starts the conversation has the ability to

Adding Value Management items

This article explains how to add Strategic Outcomes, Programme Objectives and Project Benefits. All these items can be linked to one another.

Managing 'Guest' Access to Projects

Everyone who uses i-lign in your organisation is given automatic 'Guest' access to your Project until you choose another role for them. Sometimes your organisation may need to secure sensitive projects from general view.

Constructing the Project Budget: Line Items

A Line Item covers a single Financial Year. A Project may have one or more Line Items for each Account.

A Line Item covers a single Financial Year. A Project may have one or more Line Items for each Account.

Explaining Variance & Outturn

The calculation method for financial Outturn for Line Items has big implications for the types of data that Project Managers must enter.

The calculation method for financial Outturn for Line Items has big implications for the types of data that Project Managers must enter.

Restricting Project Access

There may be individuals in your organisation (e.g. contractors) who should only see Projects to which they're assigned. You can quickly make this so.

Constructing the Project Budget: Resources

i-lign offers four methods of estimating Project Resource expenses, which are listed below. (See Estimating Project Resource Expenses for their definitions.)

When your i-lign administrator configured i-lign for your organisation, they will have chosen one of the following methods as a default.

How do Priority Dimensions Work?

If your organisation chooses to prioritise Projects and Concepts according to Priority Dimensions, it will decide on these during implementation. Your organisation will also decide on the 'Weight' of each Dimension: its importance relative to the other Dimensions.