Many users of FastTrack Schedule 10 often find themselves in situations where they don’t have access to a PC, Mac, or laptop to view their project. For example, if you’re on-site at a construction job, or meeting with a client, you may not always have your laptop with you. When these situations arise, how are you going to easily show your client the project without making dozens of different printouts? The answer put simply, FastTrack Schedule Go.
FastTrack Schedule Go is an on-the-go “companion” app to the Windows and Mac versions of FastTrack Schedule 10. What this really means is that it’s an easy to use, mobile project reporting tool. At any point in time, we can load an existing schedule into Go and view all of our project data. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at the different features built into the app and some of the best ways to utilize its true power.
To start off, launch the application and you will be greeted by a Project Gallery. This is where we can add our files and see thumbnails of our projects. To add three built-in example files to test the functionality, select the Add Symbol (+), then select Copy from, and finally select Create Example Projects.
Once we select Create Example Projects, three new files will be added to our Project Gallery so that we can open and view the different project data.
To open a file, select its image from the Project Gallery. Here, we’ll select “Example 1 Publication Schedule” to open and view how FastTrack Schedule Go displays project data. Much like FastTrack Schedule 10, the first item that we see when opening a schedule in FastTrack Schedule Go is the Schedule View.
The Schedule View is capable of showing us all of the data that was built into our original project, including Activity Name, Duration, Start Date, Finish Date, and even Images. The Schedule View also has the ability to let us use some of our key reporting features, Layouts and Filters. Layouts and Filters enable us to segment and show different reports based on who we may be sharing the project with.
FastTrack Schedule Go also includes one of our other key views from FastTrack Schedule 10, the Resource View. To switch views, select the View Select tool in the upper right hand corner. From this menu, we can select Resource View so that we can view all key data for the resources assigned within this project.
Within the Resource View, we can see all of the original data that was built into our FastTrack Schedule 10 file. This data can include items such as Resource Name, Resource Image, and even Resource specific Cost information. Much like the Schedule View, we are also able to make use of both Layouts and Filters to change how we view our data.
Our last view is an entirely new view to FastTrack Schedule – the Schedule Dashboard. This powerful Dashboard provides a complete overview of project health, presenting key performance indicators in colorful graphs. These high-level summaries are great for client, stakeholder, and team briefings. The Dashboards provide key project metrics such as Project Health, Project Status, Project Costs, and more. At a glance, we’re able to see exactly how we’re performing on our project.
Today’s post gives us just a brief look into what our FastTrack Schedule 10 files will look like when opened in FastTrack Schedule Go. Throughout our coming FastTrack Schedule Tips blog posts we will dive deeper into the features of FastTrack Schedule Go, so that you can use it as an on-the-go reporting powerhouse. Sound off in the comments about specific items that you would like to learn how to master. And be sure to watch our video Quick Tour of FastTrack Schedule Go.