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The project logbook: all project changes at a glance

Thomas Schlereth
20.01.2023 | 2 min Lesezeit

portfolio and demand management

project management software

classic project management

The project logbook all project changes at a glance

Can Do logs every change to the system in an audit-compliant history. All objects, i.e. work packages, projects, etc., have their own little logbook. This can be accessed in many of our project management software applications, for example in the Project Planner application in the 'Details/History' tab.

details overview

You can see exactly what changes have been made to each object in the PM software:

project history

In this example, the project has been selected, but only changes that have actually been made to the project object itself are visible, not the history entries of the objects below it (such as packages).

When the project manager returns from holiday, for example, they would have to click on each object individually in the multi-project management software to see what had changed during their absence.

So we built a feature into the Project Planner application that also shows any changes made to sub-objects. In the same "Details" tab as the "normal" history, there is a new "Project Log" button on the far right.

 project log icon

This really does show all the changes within the project. As this can be an extremely large number of records to be played back on the user's PC, we have added a time range at the top left. By default, the current month to date is always displayed.

project log

Here you can see that 281 changes were made between the project start and 10/09. The date/time range can of course be changed by the user. This can take a while if a lot of entries are loaded.

This is a spectacular feature for portfolios. It loads all the history entries for all the projects in the portfolio. The number of these entries can be very large. In this case, we also include the 'Project name' column so that you can see which project is affected.

project log



Thomas Schlereth


Thomas Schlereth

As a member of the management board, Thomas is responsible for the operative management of the development including conception, design and further development of the software. He also advises customers on best practices and supports the roll-out.

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