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original duration changing while scheduling

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Sureshbabu Shanmugam
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Pls let me know why scheduling my progrss program the original duration changing? to remain same how i schedule

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Sureshbabu Shanmugam
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Dear Ujam,

Its true , I agree you,thanks

Regards,

S.Sureshbabu

Sureshbabu Shanmugam
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Hi , pls any one help me to resolve my problem again in original duration

My company staff left the planning job i have been asked to do the job in P5,

previously Iam working in P3.

the problem is

When I import target file(XER file) form the soft copy(CD ) the Original duration get changing why?

When I import Progress program  form the soft copy(CD ) the Original duration get changing why?

Evaristus Ujam
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Hi Sureshbabu,, ,,            ,,

Ability to achieve your plann'd duration is the acid test of your schedule. To ensure your original duration does not change, you ve got to effectively stay on top of your schedule; avoid slippages and stay on the overdrive lane all through and ensure your project is delivered at due date. However, most schedules dont go that way and that is one reason you get to baseline your schedule so you can always bench mark changes that occur in durations ( as the shedules begin to slip) with the original durations in the baselined schedule. Your original durations will definitely change any time you begin to optimize your resources and their hours of exposure. Even the employment of task split in some activities can also effect your original duration. As a planner, you are the Judge and the jury. Learn to use your tools effectively to perform any operations you desire and you will be home and dry.

 

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Ujam

Sureshbabu Shanmugam
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Thank you very much ,Mr.Simon

Simon Willson
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Hi Sureshbabu,

The duration change could be the result of a number of factors. 

Firstly, during your update, if you do not update the remaining days then the activity will slip by the factor in which you are updating.

Secondly, your duration change may be the result of adding resource, changing units over time or updating units for the resource.  Check which duration type you are using and refer to the P6 manual for an explanation on the different scheduling options. 

Your activity should not change due to the calendar you are using.  The duration should remain constant from the time you assigned the calendar.  Rescheduling will not change the duration.  However, if you update the calendar with say public holidays, or revised shift patterns, this could affect the activity duration.

Hope this helps. 

 

Simon

Simon Willson
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Hi Sureshbabu,

The duration change could be the result of a number of factors. 

Firstly, during your update, if you do not update the remaining days then the activity will slip by the factor in which you are updating.

Secondly, your duration change may be the result of adding resource, changing units over time or updating units for the resource.  Check which duration type you are using and refer to the P6 manual for an explanation on the different scheduling options. 

Your activity should not change due to the calendar you are using.  The duration should remain constant from the time you assigned the calendar.  Rescheduling will not change the duration.  However, if you update the calendar with say public holidays, or revised shift patterns, this could affect the activity duration.

Hope this helps. 

 

Simon

Alaa Al haj
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Check your calendars