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 different costs to the original project click on this link>>>.
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 View. This article is an extract from the book 99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional explaining how to use the the Activity Network View: http://eastwoodharris.com/DL/TP/210730_P6_Activity_Network_View.pdf
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>>>.
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>>>.
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>>>.