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

To see more explanations like this then please consider purchasing Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera P6 or Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject books by Paul Harris which is available in many formats, paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

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  • PowerPoint slide shows are available for training companies to purchase and pdf versions are available to educational organisations.

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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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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

SCHEDULING WITH SHIFTS IN PRIMAVERA P6

I am writing a new book titled 99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional and this will be a Casual User’s “Survival Guide”. One of the new topics I will include in this book is scheduling with shifts.

The P6 inbuilt shift function is difficult to use and this article explains a simpler way to schedule with shifts in P6. Click on this link to read this article.

To see more explanations like this then please consider purchasing books by Paul Harris written on:

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  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

These are available in many formats including paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

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  • As a self-teach book and user guide, or training course handouts.
  • Instructor PowerPoint slide shows are available and free pdf versions are supplied to educational organisations on request.

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Importing Activity Codes into Orical Primavera P6 using an XER file and Excel

The process outlined in this paper shows how you may simply edit an XER with Excel and import the Activity Codes, Click here for a link to this paper>>>

This new book is a casual users survival guide aimed at users who understand the software basics but require a short and snappy guide to demonstrate the less intuitive functions.

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99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional