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 not renumber all project activities in the order on the screen and one method of renumbering activities from top to bottom is to export the schedule to Excel renumber and import the new Activity IDs.

If you wish to learn how to renumber a P6 schedule from top to bottom in Excel then please read this article I have written by clicking on this link>>>.

IDENTIFYING AND UNDERSTANDING THE REASONS FOR ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 ROUNDING ERRORS

Many companies like to keep their schedules on a daily basis so that all activities start at the start of the day, finish at the end of the day and all durations are in round days. P6 does not have functions like the Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject “Snapping” function that keeps all task to a round day, so users have to be more careful with Primavera P6.

There are two rounding errors issues:

  • Firstly, how do you identify that you have rounding errors, and
  • Secondly identifying what is causing rounding errors.

If you wish to learn how to identify and resolve P6 rounding errors then please read this article which is an extract from my 99 Tricks and traps for Oracle Primavera P6 Professional book  by clicking on this link>>>.

DELAY ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES USING ELECOSOFT (ASTA) POWERPROJECT

Many construction contracts specify that a delay must be calculated from the critical path of a program.  Often project programs are completed Elecosoft Powerproject and therefore to demonstrate a delay the scheduler needs to add delays to the program to evaluate the delay. If you wish to understand the various techniques of assigning delays to activities using Elecosoft Powerproject, click on this link>>>.

SETTING PRIMAVERA P6 INDICATOR COLUMNS TO SHOW GOOD OR BAD VARIANCES

User Defined Fields has an Indicator option that allows four indicators to be displayed. These may be used in conjunction with a Global Change to indicate the status of an activity in respect to a Baseline.

If you wish to learn how to create a P6 Indicator column and set with a Global Chane then please read this article I have written by clicking on this link>>>.

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 wish to understand the various techniques of assigning delays to activities in Microsoft Project program, click on this link>>>.