NetRisk User Guide

RELEASE NOTES
VERSION 2.0.0.143 (BETA)

New Features

  • Single-click Results Comparison
    Compare distribution charts between multiple activities with a single click of the mouse. More Info

  • Risk-to-Risk Existence Correlations
    Correlate the occurrence of risks to one another. More Info

  • Chart Formatting
    Modify the font, size, and colors of text, bars, markers, and curves directly on the chart. More Info

  • Risk Sensitivity Filters
    View sensitivity for individual risk assignments. More Info

  • New Results Columns
    Add columns for criticality index, cruciality index, and priority index

  • Risk Register Project Option
    Create a project for building a risk register, without importing a schedule. More Info

Fixes/Improvements

  • Correlation coefficients now default to 1 instead of 0 (NR-829)
  • Fix for "Min" of 0 marked as invalid for a risk with betapert distribution (NR-667)
  • Fix for incorrect order of actions in redo menu (NR-850)
  • Fix for menu item going disabled after updating failed (NR-851)
  • Fix for in-progress hammock showing with incorrect duration values (NR-684)
  • Fix for simulation not running for schedule with data date (NR-674, NR-858)
  • Fix for changing a risk's distribution not being reflected during simulation (NR-896)
  • Fix for file moniker incorrect after a crash (NR-892)
  • Fix for temporary files being left in NetPointAppData directory (NR-400)

Known Issues

  • NetRisk goes not responding if clicked during loading of results but it will eventually finish (NR-650)
  • Simulation with data date not running (NR-674)
  • Simulations from version 2.0.0.57 and earlier must be RE-RAN
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.127 (ALPHA 6)
New Features
  • Distribution Comparisons
    Compare the cumulative/S curve and/or frequency bars for a given activity across different simulations. More Info

  • Undo/Redo
    See a list of all prior actions to undo or redo as desired. More Info

  • Crash Recovery
    Recover all unsaved changes in the event of a crash, freeze, or forced shutdown. More Info
Fixes/Improvements
  • Improvement for handling calendar exceptions during simulation (NR-819)
  • Improved speed when simulating CPM schedules with floating (NR-770)
  • Improved speed when simulating GPM schedules (NR-771)
  • Fix for negative floats in simulation results (NR-795)
  • Fix for simulation not progressing due to FF links (NR-731)
  • Fix for simulation stopping due to finish milestones (NR-753)
  • Fix for sampling of duration when correlated (NR-835)
  • Fix for Trigen distribution not loading into simulation properly (NR-700)
  • Fix for file not opening due to embed IDs being same as activity string ID (NR-707)
  • Fix for risk rating showing up with decimals in risk register (NR-711)
  • Fix for fill down include column not working in floating view (NR-713)
  • Fix for activities in floating view disappearing after opening/updating (NR-714)
  • Fix for crash when unchecking risk and running simulation (NR-717)
  • Fix for file not opening after saving custom rating thresholds in PI matrix (NR-709)
  • Fix for assignments getting erased after changing risk ID (NR-715)
  • Fix for crash when clicking File > Close (NR-663)
Known Issues
  • For undo/redo, pressing CTRL+Z and CTRL+Y on the keyboard are not completely supported
  • NetRisk goes not responding if clicked during loading of results but it will eventually finish (NR-650)
  • Simulation with data date not running (NR-674)
  • Simulations from version 2.0.0.57 and earlier must be RE-RAN
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.103 (ALPHA 5)
  • Correlation coefficient of 1.0 or -1.0 not supported yet
  • NetPoint schedules over 100 activities should be avoided due to lengthy simulation times
  • Individual runs for a simulation with risk priority enabled will NOT show up in the results tab. To view results for individual runs, you must first click the simulation tab, choose the run, and then click back to the results tab.
  • All charts will show up blank for a simulation with risk priority enabled EXCEPT for the "Risk Priority" chart.
  • The "Risk Priority" chart will show up blank when viewing an individual run in the results tab.
  • After entering a TRIGEN distribution, first close and reopen the file before running a simulation.
New Features
  • Duration Correlations
    Correlate the sampling of duration ranges to one another. Note: See note aboveMore Info

  • Import Correlations from P6
    Map P6 user defined fields to duration correlations during import of XER files. More Info

  • Floating
    Delay non-critical activities during simulation to understand true probabilities of completion. More Info
Fixes/Improvements
  • Fix for changes not being saved after updating and closing a project (NR-665)
  • Fix for calculation error resulting in incorrect criticality values (NR-671, NR-685, NR-517)
  • Fix for calculation error resulting in incorrect bars on the x-axis distribution charts (NR-677)
  • Fix for crash after updating, running a simulation, closing and viewing results (NR-664)
  • Fix for crash after deleting simulation and clicking in Simulation table (NR-695)
  • Fix for crash after using "Hide values between" and clicking in chart (NR-687)
  • Fix for incorrect sampling of uniform distribution (NR-699)
  • Fix for incorrect sampling of betapert distribution (NR-701)
  • Fix for incorrect sampling of trigen distribution (NR-700)
  • Fix for crash when clicking simulation in list (NT-698)
Known Issues
  • NetRisk goes not responding if clicked during loading of results but it will eventually finish (NR-650)
  • Clicking "Close" from the menu results in a crash (NR-663)
  • Simulation with data date not running (NR-674)
  • Simulations from version 2.0.0.57 and earlier must be RE-RAN
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.93 (ALPHA 4)
New Features
  • Risk Priority, aka Automated Risk Removal
    An option for running the simulation multiple times, each time removing the risk with the highest risk sensitivity, until no risks are left. SEE KNOWN ISSUES BELOW. More Info

  • Export Percentile Dates to XER
    Export percentile dates to XER for displaying as bars on the P6 Gantt chart. More Info

  • Priority Tornado Chart
    The significance of an activity on the project's duration, defined as criticality * (1+cruciality). More Info

  • Criticality Tornado Chart
    The proportion of iterations activities were observed on the longest path. More Info

  • Risk Priority Chart
    The potential gain in calendar days after removing each risk during simulation. More Info
Fixes/Improvements
  • Fix for delays when running simulations (NR-615, NR-480, & NR-626)
  • Crash while running a simulation with logic loops (NR-459)
  • The Simulation tab and Results tab are reloading inadvertently after opening an .nrsk file and making any selection (NR-493)
Known Issues
  • RISK PRIORITY: Individual runs for a simulation with risk priority enabled will NOT show up in the results tab. To view results for individual runs, you must first click the simulation tab, choose the run, and then click back to the results tab.
  • RISK PRIORITY: All charts will show up blank for a simulation with risk priority enabled EXCEPT for the "Risk Priority" chart.
  • RISK PRIORITY: The "Risk Priority" chart will show up blank when viewing an individual run in the results tab.
  • Progress bar goes not responding if clicked during loading of results (NR-650)
  • Clicking "Close" from the menu results in a crash (NR-663)
  • Simulations from prior versions must be RE-RAN
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.74 (ALPHA 3)
New Features
  • Non-work Modeling
    Create calendars for weather, events, or windows and view their sensitivity on the project completion. More Info
  • Tornado Charts
    View tornado charts for risk sensitivity and cruciality in the "Results" tab. Simulations from prior versions must be RE-RAN in order to view tornado charts. More Info
  • P Value Columns
    Show columns for any p value (drift, duration, finish date, float, start date, total float) in the "Results" tab. More Info
Fixes/Improvements
  • Fix for crash after cancelling out of file open window
  • Fix for negative risk impacts not be factored into simulation correctly (NR-258)
  • Fix for handling of hours/shifts during simulation (NR-603)
  • Fix for discrepancy of dates and percentiles between table and chart (NR-582)
  • Fix for float, drift, and total float distribution charts showing incorrect values (NR-517)
Known Issues
  • Simulations from prior versions must be RE-RAN in order to view tornado charts
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • Crash while running a simulation with logic loops (NR-459)
  • The Simulation tab and Results tab are reloading inadvertently after opening an .nrsk file and making any selection (NR-493)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.57 (ALPHA 2)
Fixes/Improvements
  • Fix for delayed launch of application
  • Fix for double-clicking of .nrsk file not opening inside application
  • Fix for .nrsk not being included in crash report
Known Issues
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • Crash while running a simulation with logic loops (NR-459)
  • The Simulation tab and Results tab are reloading inadvertently after opening an .nrsk file and making any selection (NR-493)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)

 VERSION 2.0.0.55 (ALPHA)
New Features
  • Support for both .xer or NetPoint files (.np4/.npz).
    Click the app icon in the upper left and choose “New Project from File”. More Info
  • Qualitative Risk Register.
    Click the “Risk” tab. More Info
  • Built-in PI Matrix.
    Click the “Rating” button in the “Risk Properties” pane. More Info
  • Export Risk Registers to Excel.
    Click the “Export” icon above the table and paste into a pre-formatted file. More Info
  • Risk-activity assignments (quantitative analysis) More Info
  • Risk probability correlation.
    Correlate the occurrence of a risk on a given activity to the occurrence of the same risk on any other activity, as long as they have the same probability. More Info
  • Unlimited mitigation scenarios.
    Create as many scenarios as desired for modeling what-if’s or different mitigation strategies. More Info
  • Duration ranging.
    Click the “Ranging” tab. More Info
  • 7 distribution types (constant, betapert, log-normal, normal, triangular, trigen, uniform).
    Click in the “Distribution Type” column in the “Ranging” and “Risk” tabs to set the shape. Required columns will be flagged. More Info
  • Activity-existence risk.
    Decide what percentage of iterations an activity will occur. Turn on the “Existence Probability” column in the “Ranging” tab. More Info
  • Monte Carlo or Latin Hypercube simulation
  • Distribution results charts for start, duration, finish, drift, float, and total float More Info
  • Customizable chart markers.
    Add markers to distribution charts for deterministic values, percentiles, and deltas between any of the two. More Info
Known Issues
  • The NetRisk window is falling behind other windows when the first .nrsk file is opened each session (NR-527)
  • Crash while running a simulation with logic loops (NR-459)
  • The Simulation tab and Results tab are reloading inadvertently after opening an .nrsk file and making any selection (NR-493)
  • When editing a cell with a dropdown, using the TAB key on the keyboard does not advance to the next cell (NR-11)
  • When clicking the Delete or Backspace keys, cells go to 0 instead of empty (NR-194)