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
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>>>.
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>>>.
Oracle released Primavera P6 Version 20 PPM for download from their eDelivery web site in late 2020.
I have written a document that expands on the documents published by Oracle and outlines the changes a PPM user will see in the software and add some comments on the usability of the features, click on this link>>>.
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>>>.