How to quickly identify Behind Schedule and Over Budget activity by Indicator UDF in Primavera P6

5 days 14 hours ago

In Primavera P6, we can quickly identify behind schedule and over budget activity by using graphical indicator in User Defined Field.

I will show you how to do it.

Supposed that we have a project which has baseline. After update progress, we can show these column the see whether an activity is behind schedule:

  • BL Project Finish : Activity finish date from Project

Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams

2 weeks 1 day ago

Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams.   The Agile Manifestoextolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications.  Projects represent our ability to coordinate the work of many people to accomplish a goal.  It is no surprise that project


Driving Project Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management for Benefit Realization

2 weeks 4 days ago

"Enhance opportunities and reduce threats by aligning sub-portfolios, programs and projects to meet organizational strategic goals"

This article illustrates the high-level components of Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management. The risk is both threats and opportunity. The main goal is to minimize threats and maximize the opportunities for an organization.


How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6

6 weeks 3 days ago

In Primavera P6, after finish creating the schedule, you may need to assign resource to activity to make the resource plan.

I will show you how to do it.

Let say you have a schedule like in below picture:


Stakeholder Management: A Key to Project Success

6 weeks 4 days ago

Projects with involved stakeholders are far more likely to be successful.  But many projects suffer from low engagement from executives, users, and key stakeholders.

The PMI’s Pulse of the Professionsurvey found that projects with high executive


GAO is Wrong

7 weeks 1 day ago


Activities have hundreds of fields and many might still be active if you only change a few.


GAO Schedule Assessment Guide Best Practices for Project Schedules


Why so many poor schedules?

9 weeks 3 days ago

Why so many poor schedules?

Schedule logic is not the issue, what makes our schedule models so poor is how we deal with resources. Without resources nothing is done.  Schedules that do not take into account all resource constraints are incomplete and most probably wrong.

We favor simplicity over substance and give the project manager very poor schedules he


Baseline Change Management

9 weeks 6 days ago

Baseline Change Management Procedure

To keep baseline variance can be a monumental task in complex schedules. Is it worth it?

Extract from a Planning Planet discussion, August 2017:


The Cream of Project Controls

10 weeks 6 hours ago

Recently there was a tremendous opportunity to learn from one of today’s premier project-control advocates and thought leaders on a topic most project professionals may very well be occupied with on a daily basis.  Lessons from experience have taught this author that every opportunity to hear


How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule

10 weeks 1 day ago

Hi All, Announcing the publication of my second book "How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule." It is available in


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