Eastwood Harris Articles

MICROSOFT PROJECT TASK SPLITTING

Microsoft Project has a function that allows multiple splits in tasks which is not available in Oracle Primavera P6. It is a useful function that may also get you into trouble. If you wish to understand how task splitting works then download this article, which is an...

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LADDER SCHEDULING WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT

Ladder scheduling is where series of tasks may take place in parallel with a short delay their start dates. This situation occurs in linear operations such as pipelaying, tunnel and railway construction. Ladder scheduling is normally achieved in products like P6 and...

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MICROSOFT PROJECT TEMPLATES ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

It is natural to create a new project with Microsoft Project using the File, New, Blank Project command which will create a project with the Global.mpt file, but this template has a lot of short comings. It is far better to use a Personal Microsoft Project Template...

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MICROSOFT PROJECT RIBBON AND QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR

The Microsoft Project Ribbon Toolbar has a few issues including: It consumes a large area of the screen, The commands are not in logical groups, and Some commonly used commands, such as the Manual Page Break, are not on it at all. It is often better to hide the Ribbon...

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ISSUES WHEN P6 TASKS HAVE MIXED CALENDARS There are a number of issues when there are mixed calendars in a schedule, such as when some tasks have an 8 hour per day calendar and some with a 12 hour per day calendar. To read a short article which is an extract from this...

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UNDERSTANDING PRIMAVERA P6 DATE FIELDS Primavera P6 has many more date fields than any competitor and the descriptions of these fields are sometimes misleading. If you wish to understand how the current schedule dates calculate then down load an extract of my 99...

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SCHEDULING WITH SHIFTS IN PRIMAVERA P6

I am writing a new book titled 99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional and this will be a Casual User’s “Survival Guide”. One of the new topics I will include in this book is scheduling with shifts. The P6 inbuilt shift function is difficult to...

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ISSUES WHEN P6 TASKS HAVE MIXED CALENDARS

There are a number of issues when there are mixed calendars in a schedule, such as when some tasks have an 8 hour per day calendar and some with a 12 hour per day calendar. To read a short article which is an extract from this book on the issues and solutions to this...

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