SETTING PRIMAVERA P6 INDICATOR COLUMNS TO SHOW GOOD OR BAD VARIANCES

User Defined Fields has an Indicator option that allows four indicators to be displayed. These may be used in conjunction with a Global Change to indicate the status of an activity in respect to a Baseline.

If you wish to learn how to create a P6 Indicator column and set with a Global Chane then please read this article I have written by clicking on this link>>>.

LADDER SCHEDULING WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT

Ladder scheduling is where series of tasks may take place in parallel with a short delay their start dates. This situation occurs in linear operations such as pipelaying, tunnel and railway construction.

Ladder scheduling is normally achieved in products like P6 and Powerproject by linking two tasks with both a Start-to-Start plus a Lag and a Finish-to-Finish plus a Lag relationship.

Microsoft Project only allows one relationship between two tasks making Ladder Scheduling difficult, but there is a technique that allows Ladder Scheduling with Microsoft Project.  This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 by Paul E Harris and explains how Ladder Scheduling may be achieved with Microsoft Project, click here>>>> to read the article.

Accelerate your understanding of scheduling software to advance your scheduling career and be able to prepare better schedule with Eastwood Harris books and training material on:

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

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Paul E Harris

Director Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd

MICROSOFT PROJECT TEMPLATES ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

It is natural to create a new project with Microsoft Project using the File, New, Blank Project command which will create a project with the Global.mpt file, but this template has a lot of short comings.

It is far better to use a Personal Microsoft Project Template with these issues resolved such as the Eastwood Harris template that may be downloaded from the Eastwood Harris website.

Click here>>> to download an article which is an extract from the authors book 99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 201,2016 & 2019 that explains how to use Microsoft Project Personal Templates to produce better schedules.

ISSUES WHEN P6 TASKS HAVE MIXED CALENDARS

There are a number of issues when there are mixed calendars in a schedule, such as when some tasks have an 8 hour per day calendar and some with a 12 hour per day calendar. To read a short article which is an extract from this book on the issues and solutions to this issue, please click on this link>>>.ISBN 9781925185690 99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional

UNDERSTANDING PRIMAVERA P6 DATE FIELDS

Primavera P6 has many more date fields than any competitor and the descriptions of these fields are sometimes misleading. If you wish to understand how the current schedule dates calculate then down load an extract of my 99 Tricks and Traps book by clicking on this link>>>.

ISBN 9781925185690  99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional