Author: Brian Leach

  • Designers and Discoverability

    When you cut the tags off of new clothes, you sometimes have to cut those tiny tag fasteners that look like this: They’re a pain to cut off. You have to be precise with your scissors or knife because you don’t want to cut the garment. Or yourself. I speak from experience here. So I […]

  • Delay Analyzer 0.20

    Delay Analyzer 0.20 is released. Click on the title above to learn more.

  • New Videos for Delay Analyzer

    We’ve had a few new version releases of Delay Analyzer. Version 0.16 was big enough that we did a “what’s new” video for that release: We also made a video showing how you can use Delay Analyzer to quickly solve mysteries around how and why the finish date moved: Happy watching!

  • Cheat Sheet for Delay Analyzer

    Steelray Delay Analyzer has a number of mouse and keyboard shortcuts that can save you quite a bit of time. Even if you only use Delay Analyzer infrequently, it’s well worth the time it takes to learn these shortcuts. To make the process easier, we’ve developed a cheat sheet which you can download here.

  • Join Us at the PMCOS Annual Conference

    After such a long hiatus from in-person conferences, we are excited to be presenting and exhibiting at the 5th Annual International Conference, Scheduling and All That Jazz!, April 10 – 13, 2022. Brian Leach will be presenting on the challenges faced, obstacles encountered, and some of the remaining hurdles to be covered in Steelray’s quest for […]

  • Dawn of the 3D Gantt Chart

    My company has been in R&D mode for several years now, and one area of focus has been to try to reinvent and improve the Gantt Chart.  Gantt charts use the Y-axis to display the WBS and the X-axis to show the timeline.  The data date (or status date) is rendered as a vertical line […]

  • Steelray Delay Analyzer 0.14

    There’s a new version of our Delay Analyzer — version 0.14. You can read about it below, but we highly recommend you watch this 8-minute video which walks you through all of the new features. For those of you who don’t like watching videos (what?), here’s a summary of all of the changes: Grid pane […]

  • Introducing . . . Analyzer for P6

    Yesterday (February 9, 2022), we released a new software product: Steelray Analyzer for P6. In a nutshell, Analyzer for P6 (AP6) is a streamlined schedule quality and performance analysis tool that is designed from scratch to work with Primavera P6 XER files. You use it to find potential issues with your schedule, both from a […]

  • Give Up the Hierarchy

    Think back to the days before software . . . We stored paper documents in folders and organized the folders in drawers and the drawers in filing cabinets.   We kept our contacts information in a Rolodex or an address book, organized alphabetically. When we needed some information from a book, we’d go to the library […]

  • Introducing: Monthly Subscriptions

    Some of you have noticed that we added a new option for purchasing our Project Analyzer product: monthly subscriptions. We believe that this will be a better option for those of you who have been purchasing an annual subscription to use on schedules where your time on the project is measured in months, not years. […]