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Duration % Complete And Fixed Units & Duration (Guidance Required)

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abubakar munir
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Hi Professionals, (I want everybody input please)

My Question Is Very Simple But, I Have A Confusion Please Help Me Out In It.

Because Of It I Destroyed My Approved Baseline Programmed.

Given Below Settings I Mostly Used in P6.

Duration Type = Fixed Duration & Units.
% Complete = Duration % Complete Type. 

1)    Please Guide Me First In The Very Beginning When I Add A New Project In The Project Window For The Preparation Of Baseline Of Any Project Which Settings I Have To Adopt Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units).

 

For Example:

 In Project Window For

Calculation Tab= Which Settings I Have To Adopt……….? Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units).

Default Tab= Which Settings I Have To Adopt……….? Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units), Etc…………..

 

 

2)    Which Settings I Have To Keep In Mind When I Go In The Activity Window Of Any Project Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units).

 

For Example:

In Activity Window For

Resource Tab= Which Settings I Have To Adopt Regarding Labor Resource……….? Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units).

 

 

3)    Which Settings I Have To Keep In Mind When I Go In The Resource Window Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units).
 

For Example:

In Resource Window For

Default Tab= Which Settings I Have To Adopt……….? Compatible With (Duration % Complete Type & Fixed Duration & Units), Etc…………..

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Zoltan Palffy
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1. Unless you do not want to have your manhour determine your durations use fixed durations and units/ per time

if you want to use earned value you have to use physical % complete or you can use duration % complete then after every update run a global change where physical % complete is greater than 0

then duration % complete = physical % complete 

 

2.same as answer #1

 

3. same as answer #1

David Kelly
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Abubaker,

 

Gosh, I could write a book answering your questions!

 

Firstly, another question. What do you want to do with expended/timesheet/actual hours?  For example you estimate a job as 100 budgeted labour hours. You are 50% duration % complete. BUT you have booked 100 actual labour hours to do half of the job. Do you want to record those actual hours in P6, so that we can see a CPI of .50?