WHAT ARE P6EXTERNAL DATES?

P6 has dates that are called External Dates. Do you know that they are a constraint, they may significantly change your program and may be created without you knowing?

External Dates can be career shortening if you do not know how they are created, how to find them, delete them or turn them off!

If you wish to understand about External Dates then look at this paper with is an extract from my Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 PPM book by clicking on this link>>>.

Oracle Primavera P6 “Project Must Finish by Date”

An absolute finish date may be imposed on the project using the Project Window, Dates tab. Imposing a Must Finish By date makes Primavera calculate the late dates from the Must Finish By date rather than the calculated early finish date. Click on this link to see an article on how this P6 operates

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HOW DOES MICROSOFT PROJECT CALCULATE DURATIONS IN DAYS

Microsoft Project effectively records task durations in hours and the value of the duration in days is calculated from a parameter entered in the Options form.

This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 by Paul E Harris and explains how the duration in days is calculated, click here to read the article.

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PRIMAVERA P6 PROJECT MUST FINISH BY DATE

The P6 Project Must Finish By Date must be used with caution as it may not operate in the way you think it should. Click on this link to read an article on this topic.

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CALCULATE THE NON WORK DURATIONS OF P6 ACTIVITIES

I was recently asked how if it was possible to calculate the non work duration of a P6 activities.  I found it was not as simple as I thought it would be but I have created a Global Change that will achieve this. Click on this link to read an article on this topic>>>.

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99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional

The Importance of Summarizing Projects and Understanding the Tracking Window

I often review P6 databases and I am horrified that users do not Summarize their database, nor understand the importance of this function, or understand the P6 functions that affect how Summarized data is calculated or where Summarized data is viewed. This approach can be a career shortening step that should be avoided at all costs.

In summary when Projects are not Summarized then the information from unopened P6 projects seen in the Projects, Activities and Tracking windows will be blank when the project has never been Summarized or out of date if the project has been updated since it was last Summarized.

Click on this link>>> to read an article on the importance of Summarizing P6 projects.

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