This tutorial illustrates how your project and its data is structured by Sablono.
Project structure, deliverables and activities
Sablono uses three different levels of detail to structure your project. On the lowest level of detail you will find the project structure which you can either create using the work breakdown structure editor or import. The figure below shows the project structure in blue. It can be compared to e.g. summary tasks in Microsoft Project and will be created based on those if you import a Microsoft Project file to Sablono. Just like summary tasks structure nodes also include any amount of deliverables.
Deliverables might be rooms or components but also documents, deliveries or trades. They are orange hexagons in the figure above. Each deliverable is identified by at least a name and a code. You may also use the Gantt-Chart to set up a time frame for each one. Compared to Microsoft Project deliverables are very similar to tasks. They can either be imported or created in Sablono directly.
The highest level of detail in Sablono is reached by using activities. Activities are defined in process templates which have to be assigned to deliverables. This workflow has one huge advantage: You have to define constant processes only once and are able to use them as often as you need to afterwards. This will ensure the highest level of detail possible for your project schedule while demanding the lowest amount of work possible from you. Activities are shown in purple and green in the figure above. They always consist of an activity as well as a target state. Your might also define dependencies between different activities of one template using the template editor.
Sablono structures your project on three levels: Project structure, deliverables and activities. By doing so your are enabled to reach the highest level of detail possible for your project planning while having to work the least.
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