Eastwood Harris Articles

How Microsoft Project Calculates Durations in Days

Microsoft Project effectively records task durations in hours and the value of the duration in days is calculated using the parameter entered in the Hours per day: field in the File, Options, Schedule tab, Calendar options for this project: section. It is VERY...

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Oracle Primavera P6 “Project Must Finish by Date”

An absolute finish date may be imposed on the project using the Project Window, Dates tab. Imposing a Must Finish By date makes Primavera calculate the late dates from the Must Finish By date rather than the calculated early finish date. Click on this link to see an...

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Microsoft Project Information form

The Project Start date of a Microsoft Project schedule may be changed in the Project Information form, which is opened from the ribbon by selecting Project, Properties group, Project Information. This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using...

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HOW DOES MICROSOFT PROJECT CALCULATE DURATIONS IN DAYS

Microsoft Project effectively records task durations in hours and the value of the duration in days is calculated from a parameter entered in the Options form. This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019...

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PRIMAVERA P6 PROJECT MUST FINISH BY DATE

The P6 Project Must Finish By Date must be used with caution as it may not operate in the way you think it should. Click on this link to read an article on this topic. Consider purchasing books by Paul Harris to see more explanations like this: Microsoft Project,...

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MICROSOFT PROJECT ZOOM SLIDER AND TIMESCALE FORMATTING

The use of the Microsoft Project Zoom Slider may results in some very strange Timescale formatting results, as per the picture on the right, which are at times difficult to reverse. This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project...

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CALCULATE THE NON WORK DURATIONS OF P6 ACTIVITIES

I was recently asked how if it was possible to calculate the non work duration of a P6 activities.  I found it was not as simple as I thought it would be but I have created a Global Change that will achieve this. Click on this link to read an article on this...

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Understanding Primavera P6 Percent Complete Types

When you create a new project in P6 the default Percent Complete Type is Duration. Is this the best option and do you understand the difference between Duration, Physical and Units Percent Complete? It is my opinion the this should always be changed to Physical for...

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