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P6 Scheduling problem ( need your help)

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el gwapito
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Dear all,
Im new in P6, by the way the proj is underway as of the moment but suddenly stopped by the month of July 01 -31 2008 & no progress at all, but when I updated & run the schedule(F9) by Aug.01,2008 WHY THE TOTAL PROJ PERCENTAGE COMPLETION(SAY BY DURATION) WAS TREMENDOUSLY INCREASING WITHOUT ANY PROGRESS AT ALL FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH?Then I run again by sept 2008 still the total proj % completion is still increasing without any progress since July 2008?
How to resolved this conflict?
Help me out this PLEASE???

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James Soto
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Good Morning all, I am in trouble here and would like to solicit your expertise!

1. I would like to manually enter a percent complete, for the tasks that are accomplished.

2. I would like to print out a historam populating workforce and manpower.

I am new to P6 but desperately needed a job. Any and all help is to be grealy appreciated 

 

It is my understanding that a percent complete cannot be entered if the project has not yet started or finished. When I try to check start and finished then  enter 100% complete, it is not recognized because the dates have already passed. Please advise and awaiting anyons help,

James Soto
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James Soto
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I am needing ton update the schedule, this needs to reflect the tasks to be 100% complete. Is it possible to do this once the dates have passed, It is my understanding that you cannot update the percent complete if the project has not yet started or finished. I cannot check the start and finished because the dates have passed, What should my next step be?

Gary Whitehead
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James,

 

Please ask these questions in a new topic rather than replying to a discussion that is several years old

James Soto
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Good Morning all, I am in trouble here and would like to solicit your expertise!

1. I would like to manually enter a percent complete, for the tasks that are accomplished.

2. I would like to print out a historam populating workforce and manpower.

I am new to P6 but desperately needed a job. Any and all help is to be grealy appreciated.

dell micro5
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Sir,

1.Is that a normal , standard procedure & accurate way of updating according to P6 rule or its just only your assumption according to your experiences?
2.Do we need to check the checkbox in “activity percent complete based on activity steps” on the calculation tabs of project details? What is the effect if un-checked?
3.Do we need also to mark the “activity percent complete” on technique for computing performance percent complete on earned value tabs of admin preferences?
4.Is there any way that the total performance % will roll up without assigning resources?

hoping for your response.
James Shimmon
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Has the project been baselined??

1 - Check in the WBS view Earned Value tab that you have the radio button ’Activity Percent Complete’ checked under the heading ’Technique for Computing Performance Percent Complete’ - Still cant work out why it wouldnt roll-up though - it has always worked for me
2 - Remaining duration should be a manual input base on project lead/engineer advice - not autocalculated using the tool
3 - Should fix when Step 2 is done
4 - Will be due to the fact that the remaining duration is not being changed

cheers
el gwapito
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mr james,
thanks for responses.
by the way, all activities now are resources loaded(cost & manpower) & already changes to % complete type as(physical)but still the problems continue.
1.it doesnt roll up the total % completion of the project as you recommended to use a column for performance % complete.
2.the remaining duration doesnt change for each activity
3.doesnt show the project calculated finish due to unchange of remaining duration each activity
4.total % completion(by duration) still increasing without any progress from previous month when updating to succeeding month.
hope to hear feedback.
thanks
James Shimmon
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assign them all as physical % complete, if they are anything different at the minute it is easy to change them all using global change
Aweezaerni Shaari
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Dear Mr james,

In % complete type,should i assign the activities as duration or physical in this matter?
James Shimmon
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unfortunately physical % complete doesnt roll up to a project level. if your project is fully costed then call up a column called performance % complete which should mirror physical % and this will roll up through the wbs levels to a total project percentage completion
el gwapito
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i really appreciated your respons mr james, i would try too, but how could I see the "total project percentage completion" in terms of physical???
hope for your respons.
James Shimmon
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because if you are using duration % complete then that fact is true, try using physical % complete as it is a much more meaningful figure, i never use duration % complete