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
Some scheduling products like Powerproject allow Multiple Code Values to be assigned to an activity. This is useful for example when you have two people responsible for an activity but in P6 you may only assign one person who would be represented as a single code value. If you wish to know some workarounds to this issue then click on this link>>>.
Many civil construction companies use P6 as their primary scheduling software and they run into a number of issues when trying to model earthmoving operations with P6.
This paper looks at the issues of using P6 resources for mobile equipment and/or earthworks quantities and suggests some possible solutions, click 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>>>.
It was brought to my attention recently that when LOE and WBS Summary tasks have progress that the resource units are updated but the costs are not.
If you wish to understand why this happens and how to resolve this issue please read this article I have written by clicking on this link>>>.