NRP = Network Resource Planning: operational software for open value networks and other next-economy organizations. This tutorial explains logging and coordinating work.
Log & Coordinate
Concepts & Tutorial
Once the work is planned, or even if it is not planned, you are ready to do some work to create some
The NRP provides a structure to log not only your actual work, but what you used and what you
created. This also happily creates a structure to coordinate your work P2P fashion across the
network, whether working in the same room or far away in different time zones.
Log and Coordinate Your Work fits into the NRP here...
NRP has 3 levels...and they go together like so
The recipes and planning have created a context to easily log the actual work.
The All Work page gives an overview of the work being done on all or a selected project for a selected time
period. You can see how the processes are connected by resource flows to understand how the work fits
together and coordinate with others.
All Work Page
The My Work page lets you see what you are working on, what you have committed to do, and what
open tasks are available for you to choose to work on. It is a jumping off point focused on your work,
where the All Work page gives an overview of everyone’s work.
My Work Page
Here are the places you can
see what work needs to be
● All Work page (top)
● My Work page (middle)
● Process Logging page
When you take a task, you
are committing to do that
You can re-estimate the task
and change the start date of
the task based on your
That becomes part of the
plan, and others can see
what you plan to do and how
it all fits together.
What needs to be done? I’ll do it.
Most work gets done in the context of processes...
You can see that “work” involves more
than just work! Logging work involves
logging all your inputs and outputs.
Some networks don’t even log work, you
get credit for your deliverables.
The process logging page
shows the types of inputs and
outputs configured for this
For each section, you can see
what is planned and what has
You can change the plan and
log work in all sections.
You get to this page by
selecting a process link on:
● All Work page
● My Work page
● Order Schedule page
● the Resource page for the
This is a Process Logging page that
shows the plan. No work has been
If there is current inventory available to
be used, consumed, or cited, it is
It is ready for people to log their actual
inputs and outputs.
Plan vs Actual
Here is the same process on the same
page after some work has been logged.
All of this work was logged using the plan.
You can log more than one work event for
a commitment, for example some people
log one for each day or each work session.
Logging completion of an output resource
makes it available for the next process.
Logging consumption of a resource takes it
out of inventory.
Logging use or citation of a resource does
not affect inventory, but makes sure that
people get credit for those contributions.
Plan vs Actual
Here is the same process on
the same page again.
You can always log unplanned
work in any section.
Most logging buttons on the Process Logging page bring up a small window for you to record your work
- inputs and outputs.
There is one special logging page for people who want to use a timer for their work record, and/or want
to record more detail about their work. This can be useful for R&D processes where ongoing notes on
what was done and the results can be useful.
Work Now Page
It is used to log time when you do not need or want to log inputs or outputs of your work. It provides a
simple grid line item entry, so it can facilitate batch entry of work as well as entry of one piece of work.
This is usually used for “overhead” and other non-producing activities.
Non-Production Logging creates only actual work events, there is no process or plan.
The Non-Production Logging Page is reached
from a button at the top of the My Work page.
A To-Do does involve a plan and actual work, but not a process. It is intended for when you want
someone else or yourself to do a small task not worth detailing in the process logging page.
To-Do’s can be entered and viewed at the
bottom of the All Work page (picture above),
or right side of the My Work page (picture to
NRP sends notifications to help coordinate work...
these exist now
these and more are coming up
Coordinating the work...
● using P2P coordination….
● The people working on a process coordinate with the people working on
the next processes and the people working on the previous processes.
● NRP sends notifications about events and problems.
● Late work can be re-scheduled forward.
If you have any thoughts, questions, or suggestions
about the logging and coordination of work in NRP or
this tutorial, we’d love to hear from you.