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RationalPlan Takes Measures Against Russian Military Actions

By | March 14th, 2022|RationalPlan|0 Comments

As a general rule we, at RationalPlan, are following the Office of Foreign Assets Control sanction list and restrict the payment methods to those mentioned countries.

However the current situation in Ukraine deserves a special attention. As such, although the payments are restricted in the SWIFT system, we have decided to stop all sales in the Russian and Belarus countries.

This is our way to protest against the Russian military actions that are undergoing in Ukraine. War is never a solution to any conflict. Innocent people are dying, leaving their homes or suffering in hard conditions!

About Stand By Soft

Stand By Soft was founded in 1997 as a software company specialized in building desktop applications and components. RationalPlan is a project management solution that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management domain. MOOS Project viewer is a Microsoft Project viewer that allows users to open, view in a dynamic way and print any Microsoft Project file.

Contact name: Crina Popescu
Address: Ion Maiorescu, No. 4, Proiect building, Craiova, Dolj, 200760, Romania
Email: marketing@rationalplan.com
Phone: +40770595742

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RationalPlan 5.9 – New Look and Feel for Web-Based Interface

By | March 9th, 2022|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.7

RationalPlan 5.9 just received a new look and feel for the Cloud solution with a lighter browser based interface. Compatibility with Microsoft Project files was improved while Tomcat 10 support was added. Other features include columns grouping within the Portfolio view.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and companies that need a solution to manage their projects in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.9

  • New interface design
  • Added possibility to multi group columns in Portfolio view
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Project
  • Tomcat 10 compatibility

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RationalPlan 5.8 Improves Working With Tasks Within Board Lists

By | October 12th, 2021|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.7

RationalPlan 5.8 comes with several improvements when managing tasks using the task lists view: task tiles can be moved from one list to another using mouse drag actions, task drag tracker and drop position hint is more visible and users have a context menu for quick actions. This version also comes with a pulsing hint mini-guide to help users navigate the main views of the application.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and companies that need a solution to manage their work in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.8

  • Added contextual menu for task tiles
  • Added mouse drag & drop actions for tasks between lists
  • Use a more suggestive drag tracker for tasks
  • Added better task drop hint
  • Added a pulsing hint and mini-guide

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RationalPlan 5.7 – Offers Printing Functionality from Browser

By | March 31st, 2021|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.7

Starting with RationalPlan 5.7 printing functionality is also available directly within the browser. The main views like Gantt chart, Portfolio and Timesheet can now also be printed from the web based interface.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and companies that need a solution to manage their work in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.7

  • Added company placeholder for printing
  • Updated integration with Dropbox
  • Added printing in web interface for Gantt, Portfolio, WBS and Timesheet views
  • Introduced currency settings for web interface
  • Added support for repository download
  • Fixed header height and row height synchronisation on Gantt chart
  • Bug fix related to custom Data columns for tasks and resources

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RationalPlan 5.6 – Common Theme Across all Browsers and Improved Web Interface

By | October 28th, 2020|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.6

RationalPlan 5.6 comes with a common theme for all browsers. Further more, the web interface added roll over actions for the Kanban board and task dependency management by direct typing within the Gantt table.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and companies that need a solution to manage their work in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.6

  • Use a common theme across all browsers
  • Added roll over actions on Kanban board
  • Add task dependencies by direct typing them within the Gantt table
  • Updated Mac OS X distributions to satisfy Apple security restrictions

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RationalPlan 5.5 Adds Kanban Board for Agile Project Management Needs

By | May 5th, 2020|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.5

RationalPlan 5.5 brings a major change to its way of managing projects. Although the product is best suited for the traditional waterfall project management methodology it can also be used for agile projects. Further more, starting with current version, it improves the support for agile project management with the newly added Kanban board.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and by companies that need a solution to manage their work in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.5

  • Added Kanban view for agile project management
  • Added color settings for tasks
  • Added Info column within Gantt view
  • Added roll over icon in Portfolio view
  • Improved support for importing MS Project .xml files
  • Added “Go to Start” action for tasks on the contextual menu of Gantt grid

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Top 5 Benefits of Using Project Management Software Tool

By | January 28th, 2020|Project Management Software|0 Comments

Many people believe that a Project Management software tool does not have much utility as spreadsheets work much better and provide a cheaper option.

Before we debate this, let me ask you a question. Which tool would you use if you have to put a nail in a wall – a hammer or a screwdriver?

Most probably your answer would be hammer. It does not mean that a screwdriver is a useless tool. It only means that a hammer is a more appropriate tool for putting a nail.

Similarly, when it comes to project management activities like planning and tracking, you should use a proper tool. A spreadsheet software is a general tool that is good for performing calculations and maintaining records but it should not be used for managing projects.

A proper tool helps in automating activities like estimating, scheduling, budgeting, organizing, tracking, and reporting. A spreadsheet software can never do all these things.

Let’s take a look at the top benefits of using a project management software.

Benefits of Using Project Management Software Tool

1. Scheduling

Scheduling involves the following steps:

  1. Identification of activities
  2. Estimating duration, cost, and resources
  3. Identifying dependencies and sequencing the activities
  4. Assigning resources and developing schedule
  5. Adjusting schedule to meet deadline

All these steps can be easily performed by using a specialized project management software. By using it, you can establish a proper workflow so that project staff members know what are they supposed to do and when.

Furthermore, by using a proper tool, you can easily adjust the schedule when there are any delays or changes as the project progresses. (more…)

RationalPlan 5.3 – Improved Web Interface and Support for Opening Microsoft Project 2019 Files

By | September 18th, 2019|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.3

RationalPlan 5.3 comes with new features for the web-based interface and adds support for opening Microsoft Project 2019 files. It adds more columns to Portfolio and Resources views, filters for tasks to Gantt view and more settings for the chart. It also adds calendars and special working days for tasks and resources.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a cloud service. It is used by individuals and by companies that need a solution to manage their work in an efficient way.

Features added for RationalPlan 5.3 version

  • Calendars and special working days for resources and tasks
  • The possibility for resources to use the assigned task calendar
  • Filters for tasks on Gantt view
  • More columns for Portfolio view
  • Custom columns for Resources view
  • More settings for Gantt chart
  • Display the list of projects for the current project combo in alphabetical order
  • Support for opening MS Project 2019 files

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RationalPlan 5.2 – Additional Columns for Tasks and Multiple Cost Rates for Resources

By | May 28th, 2019|News, RationalPlan|0 Comments

RationalPlan 5.2

RationalPlan 5.2 comes with new features for the web-based interface and an increased speed for computing the critical path. Many columns were added to the Gantt and Timesheet views: project code, task slack and related Earned Value Management data, working calendar, predecessors and successors. Also different cost rates can now be set for resources.

RationalPlan is a project management software suite that is available either as stand alone products or as a project management cloud service. It is used by individuals and by companies that need a distributed solution with concurrent access from multiple users.

Changes for the current version

  • Improved the speed of critical path algorithm
  • Added Project Code column for Gantt and Timesheet for both desktop and web interface
  • Added slack and EVM related columns to web interface
  • Added Calendar column to web interface
  • Added Predecessors and Successors columns to web interface
  • Added Notes tab for resources to web interface
  • Added resource rates to web interface
  • Mouse precision on charts for HDPI monitors
  • Bug fix: Do not allow a user to see the costs if it does not have the “See resource costs” right
  • Bug fixes for Hungarian and French translation

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Why Is Importance Of Project Risk Management Overrated?

By | January 9th, 2019|Risk Management|0 Comments

importance of projct risk managementHave you ever given a serious thought about the importance of project risk management? Do you think that risk identification, analysis and assessment are important for project management?

I believe you will answer the above questions in affirmative. Before I share my opinion about significance of risk management, let me tell you a small story.

Proper Risk Identification, Analysis, And Assessment In Corporate Projects

Morpheus was the most experienced project manager of Zion Corporation. In past, he had successfully completed many technically challenging projects. Customers love him for his strong analytical skills.

In the recent years, Zion has sustained heavy losses due to poor risk management. They hired a new CFO named Lock to turn the corner. Lock was a micro-manager and looked at everything from financial standpoint. This had given him lot of success in the past.

To turn Zion around, Lock initiated a novel project of developing a complex new game system called Matrix. He assigned Morpheus as the lead project manager. He also assigned senior analysts Neo and Trinity to assist Morpheus.

Morpheus enjoyed a good working relationship with Neo and Trinity. They had worked together on many projects in the past. But Lock was a new commodity. Morpheus soon realized that it was very difficult to work with him. Lock had little understanding of the game development and always wanted to talk about finances.

As a diligent project manager, risk management was on top of Morpheus’ mind. He was ably supported by both Neo and Trinity in identifying, analyzing, and resolving risks. But Lock did not appreciate their efforts. On the contrary he was very critical.

Lock would say risk management is a complete waste of time. He thought that professionals should stick to their jobs and solve real problems. They should spend more time of execution and overcome the problems as they come.
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