Understanding the Planned Dates in Oracle® Primavera P6™

3 days 23 hours ago

By Yaser A. Al-Bustanji CPCM, ACIArb, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, November, 2017

Introduction

Of the many different types of date fields in Oracle® P6™, the most controversial and misleading dates are, "Planned Start" and "Planned Finish" dates of the activities.

There are several fields for start and finish dates in

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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
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Let say you have a schedule like in below picture:

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

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GAO Schedule Assessment Guide Best Practices for Project Schedules

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Baseline Change Management

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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:

http://www.planningplanet.com/forums/

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