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>>>.

Consider purchasing books by Paul Harris to see more explanations like this:

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

Available as paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

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

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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seen in the Projects, Activities and Tracking windows will be blank when the project has never been Summarized or out of date if the project has been updated since it was last Summarized.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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  • Microsoft Project,
  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

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Paul E Harris

Director Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd

Understanding Primavera P6 Percent Complete Types

When you create a new project in P6 the default Percent Complete Type is Duration. Is this the best option and do you understand the difference between Duration, Physical and Units Percent Complete?

It is my opinion the this should always be changed to Physical for several reasons.

Click on this link>>> to read an article on P6 percent Complete Types and how they calculate.

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

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Paul E Harris

Director Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd

Displaying Primavera P6 Baseline Critical Bars

When analysing project delays it is often useful to know where the Baseline Critical Path was. Click on this link>>> to read an article, which is an extract from the author’s book 99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional, on how to display the baseline critical path on baseline bars.

99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional