Eastwood Harris Articles

IMPORTED P6 PROJECTS CALCULATING INCORRECT COSTS

I was recently contacted by a client who was finding imported projects were not calculating the project costs correctly and had different values to the original project in the database that it was exported from. This article explains why imported projects may have...

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PRIMAVERA P6 PPM ACTIVITY NETWORK VIEW

The Activity Network, also known as the Program (or Project) Evaluation and Review Technique - PERT View, displays activities as boxes connected by the relationship lines. Activities may be added, deleted and linked in this view in the same way as in the Gantt Chart...

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TASK SPLITTING IN MICROSOFT PROJECT

Task Splitting is normally switched on in Microsoft Project and users end up with splits at the start of a task which is quite difficult to sort out. If you wish to understand how Task Splitting in Microsoft Project works then this article is an extract from the books...

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UPDATING A MICROSOFT PROJECT SCHEDULE PROPERLY

A properly updated a schedule is very important if you wish to manage a project or substantiate delays with the schedule. It is very simple to update a Microsoft Project schedule incorrectly and end up with completed work in the future or incomplete work in the past, both of which are totally illogical. Download this article, which is an extract from my book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019, that explains how a program is properly in Microsoft Project

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Renumbering Activity IDs in Oracle Primavera P6

After completing a schedule, the P6 Activity IDs are usually not in order from top to bottom. To make it simpler to find activities when checking the relationships it is useful to renumber the task from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the P6 Renumbering function will...

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Microsoft Project P6 Delay Analysis Techniques

Many construction contracts specify that a delay must be calculated from the critical path of a program. Often project programs are completed Microsoft and therefore to demonstrate a delay the scheduler needs to add delays to the program to evaluate the delay. If you...

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