MICROSOFT PROJECT CRITICAL PATH CALCULATIONS

Many building and construction contracts specify that a delay may only be claimed when it impacts activities on the Critical Path but in turn leave it up to the contractor to decide what scheduling options they may use in their scheduling software, thus allowing the contractor to determine how the Critical Path is calculated. Therefore an understanding how the Microsoft Project Options may assist a contractor to set up their programs to put more activities on the Critical Path and to be able to substantiate more claims than a program with the Microsoft Project Default Schedule Options is an important subject.

The aim of this paper is to explain how the Microsoft Project Options affect the calculation of the Critical Path of a Microsoft Project schedule and identify which options may be useful for contractors to increase the number of client delays they may be able to substantiate with their schedule, click on this link>>>.

MICROSOFT PROJECT CRITICAL PATH CALCULATIONS

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NEW BOOK ON MICROSOFT PROJECT 365 and 2021, INCLUDING 2019, 2016 and 2013

Microsoft Project 2021 was released in October 2021 and Microsoft Project 365 is a subscription version of this software. This book is an update of the authors Microsoft Project 2019 book and has been written to be used as the basis of a two-day training course and includes updated exercises for the students to complete at the end of each chapter. This book will be available in paperback, spiral bound, Kindle, iTunes, Kobo and Google books. Unlike many training publications, this course book may then be used by the students as a reference book and instructor PowerPoint slide shows may also be purchased from Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd by clicking on this link>>>.

There are very few changes in the software but if you wish to read a short article titled What’s New In Microsoft Project 2021 listing the functional changes found by the author then click on this link>>>

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 365 and 2021- Including 2019, 2016 and 2013

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 365 and 2021- Including 2019, 2016 and 2013

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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 written by Paul Harris, click on this link>>>.

Splitting a task puts one or more breaks in a Task, leaving:

  • The Duration value unchanged with a Fixed Units task but the elapsed duration is increased,
  • The Duration value changed with a Fixed Duration task to equal the elapsed duration, and
  • Resources assigned to a split task are not assigned work during the splits:


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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 by clicking on this link>>>

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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>>>.

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Microsoft Project 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>>>.

Accelerate your understanding of scheduling software to advance your scheduling career and be able to prepare better schedules with Eastwood Harris books, online videos available through Udemy and training material on:

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Paul E Harris

Director Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd