Primavera P6

Detect changes made to calendars between two projects in P6

The Claim digger or Schedule Comparison is a widely used tool in P6 to compare between two projects and detect the differences.

One of the main shortage of the Claim Digger or the Schedule Comparison tool is detecting the changes in calendars.

The tool will not detect any revisions in calendars working hours or changing from Project to Global calendar if both have the same description.

Claim Digger will tell us nothing about calendars other than whether the name of the calendar is different.

Determine the longest path of a resource leveled schedule in P6

Unfortunately when it comes to resources and resource leveling, P6 model is absolute. P6 doesn’t calculate the float correctly and the longest path will not be accurate since the late and early dates will not change after leveling.

Primavera P6 doesn’t take in consideration the new dates after the leveling in calculating the total float or the longest path, to illustrate further if we have a project consists of three activities A,B & C and they all share the same resource and each activity 5 days duration and the project completion after 15 days.

The story behind the negative float in P6

The negative float is a very popular hot topic in the scheduling field and it’s generated when the late dates are less than the early dates and usually it’s accompanied with a delay in the project, and a lot of project management professionals think that the only reason for a negative float is because a constraint that has been used in the schedule. Although the first thing you look for when you see a negative float is the constraints that are applied to the schedule, but that not the only reason that generates the negative float in P6.

How does Progress Line in Primavera P6 work?

Primavera provide a tool called Progress Line to compare Actual Progress (Activity % Complete) with Baseline on Gantt chart.

I will show you how to do it.

How Baseline Dates are calculated in Primavera P6 for Earned Value Management

Primavera P6 give us an option to decide that Baseline date is equal to Planned date or Current date.

The main purpose of this option is for Earned Value calculation.

How to use Earned Value Management in Primavera P6

Primavera support you to control project performance by Earned Value Management technique.

I will show you how to use it in Primavera.

How to remove actual / progress from Primavera P6 schedule

We have a Primavera schedule with actual data. Now we want to remove the actual so that we can have an As-Planned schedule.

I will show you how to do it in this article.

How to install Primavera P6 Professional 16.1 Stand-alone

After downloading the installation file from Oracle, unzip it.

Qualitative / Quantitative Risk Assessment in Primavera P6 EPPM R15.2

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What is the Resource Currency selection in Primavera P6 used for?

In Resource window -> Details tab, there is an selection box called “Currency”.

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