Primavera P6 Calendars, Activity Durations and Hours per Time Period Explained

Written on . By Tracy Mah

After creating a calendar in Primavera P6, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the durations entered for the activities are correct. Project managers and schedulers may have encountered discrepancies with the length of their tasks, the calculated expected finish date and the budgeted resource hours for each activity. When creating a calendar, most […]

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Posted in Calendar, P6, Primavera, Resources

Back to Basics: The Relationship Between Activity Types and Calendars

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Often times, we have students come into our class confused as to why their activity finish dates are changing or not changing when they reschedule the project. It usually takes some digging around, but it always leads to the same answer – calendars. Calendars have a huge effect on how long your activities (and project) […]

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Posted in Activity Types, Calendar, Primavera

Q&A: “How can I accommodate resources working different hours per day on the same activity?

Written on . By CPM Solutions

The Primavera P6 Project Manager software uses the Admin setting for hours/day, hours/week, hours/month, hours/year to convert all units and duration type fields from the internally stored hours to the user’s display format preference of hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Internally-stored hours are always stored as hours in the database.  In most cases, the […]

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Posted in Calendar, Resources, Scheduling