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>>>.

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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  • Microsoft Project,
  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

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  • May be used aa self-teach book or training course handouts.
  • Instructor PowerPoint slide shows are available.

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