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P2Engine, release V3.2.2 now available


Based on user input and our own requirements, we have published a new release of P2Engine. In this release, following issues have beed addressed:

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Export the Gantt Chart in ProTrack


A frequently asked question about ProTrack is how to export the Gantt Chart in ProTrack. We do acknowledge it is not the most intuïtive feature in ProTrack, and we plan to make it more user-friendly.

In the mean time however, we put together a short tutorial. You can view it here:

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ProTrack V3.0.4 released


Since the initial release of ProTrack V3, we received some questions and suggestions from our users. A short overview of modifications in this release:

  • There were some problems with PMKC Updates. ProTrack could sometimes be completely unresponsive.
  • There was some confusion with regards to the resource unit label. We have restricted the valid input to prevent this confusion.
  • The ProTrack file format is extended to include more resource information.

We are looking foward to more feedback to further improve our products! 

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PSG Suite license for lecturers


Last week, we introduced a new licensing model for our Project Scheduling Game (PSG), especially targeted towards Project Management lecturers. The new PSG Suite license is valid for one Project Management course and includes:

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P2Engine running on supercomputer


Researchers tend to be very demanding when it comes to the amount of data they want to process and the complexity of algorithms they use. Ghent University accommodates the most demanding research by providing a super-computing infrastructure (see for details).


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p-factor error solved in P2Engine


After another weekend of intensive teamwork, we managed to identify and solve a problem with the p-factor calculation1 in P2Engine.

Our P2Engine solution is used for academic research. During this research, hundreds of projects are simulated and all EVM data are analysed. In certain cases, there seemed to be an unexplicable glitch in the p-factor curve.

The problem was this: EVM calculations strongly depend on costs (= value) assigned to activities. Some projects did not earn value from their start, so the p-factor was not correct.

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