This plug-in provides the user with all of the available views for the software to maximize the navigation and usability of the application. Simply install the Additional Views plug-in and the views become immediately available for use.
This plug-in increases the user experience as enhanced drag-and-drop functionality allows you to copy and paste items such as people or work packages from area to area within the application. You will be delighted with how quickly and easily you can setup a new project using templates and easy to use drag-and-drop functionality.
Extended Project Explorer
This plug-in gives you an animated graphical snapshot of your project breakdown structure. Beginning at the high-level workspace view for all your projects, you can click to expand into greater levels of detail as you explore each project. Quickly see how all the elements of your project are interrelated in a similar format often seen in mind maps.
Fixed-Duration Project Type
Monitor work packages in the method that makes sense for you and your project. The manual type provides the simplest view for tracking projects. There is no need to enter the effort or duration and you can work directly within the Gantt Chart. With the effort-driven project type, you can track your project using the planned and actual effort. The fixed-duration project type uses a defined amount of time to complete each work package and then the tracking is based on that timeline. Produce reports that use the metrics that work best for you.
This plug-in allows you to create and monitor risks within your projects. Provide a detailed description of the risk as well as rate the impact of the risk on the project. Select the likelihood that the scenario will occur and identify strategies to mitigate the risk. Assign risks to a person or team, so you know the resources related to each risk.
This plug-in synchronizes information between your 2-plan Desktop project manager's software and the 2-plan Team online collaboration PM tool. Although each application can be used independently, the Team Connector transforms your 2-plan Desktop into a command software to better manage your teams online. Create work packages and milestones in 2-plan Desktop to share with your project teams by transferring these project objects to the 2-plan Team server. Your project teams will then create tasks, enter time spent, and estimate time remaining as the project progresses. Simply 'connect' anytime and receive the latest updates from your teams right into your 2-plan Desktop project plans. Works well for those who value team planning!
Ever wondered what separates an ordinary project from a great project? It's the baseline. Enter a baseline for your project and monitor planned values against actual values. A baseline provides you a way to recognize those portions of the project that are on track and identify which parts may need your additional focus. The Baselining plug-in includes insightful reporting which compares the effort, duration, start date, finish date and type of tracking method for each work package. This simplified monitoring tool is a must-have for the most skillful project managers.
Set currency values on your project resources for cost-plus pricing or per work package for simplified target costing. The Cost Management plug-in works quietly in the background enhancing the functionality of several core system and plug-in features. This simplified costing approach is a user requested feature which basically assures you of its practical, real world application minus the cumbersome cost management complexity of traditional project management software. Amazingly, it is customer-driven to work for the 2-plan customer! See for yourself at the 2-plan forums!
Aside from human resources, your project has physical or material resources. Define the materials in your project and assign these per work package. Project materials can be anything from procured items with fixed costs to leased or rented items with standard or overtime rates. Project expenses with costs per use such as hotel accommodations or that pizza when your team is troubleshooting your network after office hours are covered in this free plug-in. Perfect for defining costs for your incidental and overhead material expenses per work package. Use this when you're subcontracting projects to ensure adequate profit margins for your company or reflect close-to-real-world costs in your project budget. Simplified and flexible to accommodate equipment, supplies or consumables, reimbursable expenses, office space or production premises, furniture, and other items that impact the overall cost of your project. Works best with the Cost Management plug-in which is also free!
Project Mind Map Tools
Mind maps provide focus and foster creativity. Great for idea generation, simplifying complexity, and rapid template creation! This plug-in comes with four (4) major functional views that seamlessly integrate mind map objects with project objects and vice-versa. The Milestone Planner (1) allows you to create a new project plan based on prior project objects via drag-and-drop through this brainstorming and template-making tool. It turns prior linear project objects into radial mind map objects then back to new linear project objects. The MindMap Viewer (2) shows a selected mind map and gives you the capability to edit this or add new ideas. The Team SetUp (3) is for your team formation and team member familiarization needs. Finally, the Work Breakdown Structure (4) is your mind mapping workhorse for creating your WBS from a radial, focused approach. Bounce WBS ideas back and forth with your teams. Assign a person, team, role or material resource per work package. Set mind map icons and more!