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When you capture a scenario, rows and columns are added to the
three scenario sheets with values for the current state of
capacity, demand, prioritized allocation, and project priority.
Optionally you can write out the entire PDWare Portfolio Data book
to a file location of your choice for later review and
A typical what-if analysis session would include the following
sequence of steps.
- Open the PDWare Portfolio application and get data in read-only
- Navigate to the Portfolio Analysis
- Capture a scenario and label it "Initial State".
- Make one or more changes to capacity, effort
forecasts, or priority.
- Capture a scenario and label it with a brief
- Make more changes and capture scenarios as needed.
When you select menu ANALYSIS>CAPTURE SCENARIO, scenario data
are stored on the scenario sheets: Scenario Summary and Scenario
If the Save detail checkbox is checked, the application asks for a
filename where the current PDWare Portfolio Data book will be
This is basically just a FILE>SAVE AS operation on the current
Portfolio Data workbook. Any records on the Resource
Capacity, Effort Forecasts, or Project Data
sheets that were changed remain marked with the change flag
("C"). The change flags are a reminder of which records were
changed from the previous DATA(BASE)>SAVE DATA or from the
When a scenario is captured, four columns from the Project Priority
table are copied to the Scenario Portfolio sheet. The columns are
Project Name, Current Priority, Demand, and Allocated
The values in the columns are sorted to match the current sort
order of the Scenario Portfolio table. Double-click in a header
cell to sort the entire table by the contents of that column.