The P6 XER File Viewer You Didn’t Know You Needed

When it first launched, PrimaveraReader XER viewer was an intriguing alternative to importing .xer files in your database to view the contents. But the tool was a bit too new to do a deep dive. Now, having a few releases under its belt (currently version 3.5), I’m convinced PrimaveraReader is a tool that will become essential to any company using Primavera P6 or working with other companies that do.

Here’s why. 

Moving from Primavera P3 to P6 EPPM

Author: "Moving from Primavera P3 to P6 EPPM"


Moving from P3 to EPPM, this article defines the methodology around moving from the old Primavera P3 into the EPPM or P6 Professional environment.

Managing Los Angeles $40 Billion Transportation Program with P6

"Managing Los Angeles $40 Billion Transportation Program with P6"

by Julie K. Owen, CCC PSP, and Brian Criss


Additional Steps Required To Perform A Delay Analysis With P6

"Additional Steps Required To Perform A Delay Analysis With P6" by

  • Glen R. Palmer, PSP, CFCC and
  • J. Scott Palmer, PE, PSP and
  • Greta Martin, PE, PSP

This presentation is not intended to be a opportunity to criticize P6. It is solely intended to educate the industry as to why the “delay analysis” process has become more expensive when working with P6

P6 Discovery Under the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

"P6 Discovery Under the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" by Kelly Roger Wallace, PSP and Kenji P. Hoshino, PSP CFCC


Quality Control Filters in Primavera P6

"Quality Control Filters in Primavera P6 - The construction of filters in Primavera to help maintain good schedule metrics  By Tom Reichner


  • The 10 Most Used Quality Control Filters 
  • The 9 Optional Quality Control Filters

Cashflowing with Expenses in P6 by importing from an excel spread sheet

"Cashflowing with Expenses in P6 by importing from an excel spread sheet" by Paul E Harris


Companies often want to see their costs in P6 for cash flow and Earned Value purposes.   There are advantages and disadvantages in using either Resources and / or Expenses for cost management in P6.

Use of Constraints in P6–A Guidance Note

The purpose of this document is to provide general guidance to be followed when using constraints in P6 schedules, or approving P6 schedules on behalf of clients. The guidance covers the effect of each constraint type on the schedule, plus advice for appropriate use. It is written based on P6 constraints and terminology, but similar principals will apply across other software packages.

Generating P6 S-Curves via Excel

A step-by-step procedure for extracting data out of Primavera to enable the generation of S-curves within Excel. Covers generating curves for planned value, earned value and actual expenditure, both in terms of manpower and cost.

Introduction to Primavera 6 R8.1 (P6 R8.1)

By the Introduction to P6 R8.1, we mean the basic understanding and procedures required to start up a new project in P6 R8.1. As we know that the P6 is one of the leading softwares in the world in the field of Project Planning and COntrol; it has some standard procedures of usage (i.e. steps to create a project). Although some the steps are not necessarily be inorder but some have to be. A detailed procdure has been given at QsArticle.Let us enlist some of the steps required to create a new project;

1) Primavera Products:

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Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project books, on-line video training courses and training material available from an internationally recognised publisher and PMI accredited REP. Teach yourself using on-line or book based learning or run your own in-house or public PMI accredited courses.
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The aim of this training is to provide delegates with a fundamental understanding of the Guild of Project Controls Planning and Scheduling skills level at the GPC Preparatory level.
For 25+ years, APMX has been providing competency based project management training to Fortune 500 companies around the world, applying the principles of project based learning, designed to produce measurable results, generating a favorable “return on training investment”.
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