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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Why Doesn’t Primavera P6 Show all Dropdown Menu Items?

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management Professional software makes it easy for you to manage a variety of complex projects. But in order to take full advantage of this project management solution, it’s good to take some time to tailor the interface to your needs.

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Dynamic Scheduling Methodology (DSM) with Primavera P6

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Just recently, our partner/STO specialist, Ej (Ted) Lister of STONavigator, developed a whitepaper on Dynamic Scheduling Methodology for Primavera P6. Ted discusses the context of DSM and key benefits, highlighting from his own extensive knowledge and experience of the industries he has worked in. In this paper, Ted also explains the 3 Principles of a […]

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Auto Compute Actuals vs. Update Progress

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Auto Compute Actuals vs. Update Progress Once you have your project(s) planned and set-up in P6, you or the planner/scheduler will have to status the report on a routine basis to keep it up-to-date with the project in the present. The frequency of these updates depend on the business needs for performance reporting or the […]

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

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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