Maintain Relationships with External Projects When Importing from Primavera XML Files

Oracle Primavera P6 Version 21 introduced a new function titled Maintain Relationships with External Projects When Importing from Primavera XML Files.

When you import projects from a Primavera XML file, you can choose whether to retain relationships between activities in the project and those in external projects.

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Dissolving Activities and Retain Lag in Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

When an activity is deleted then a chain of logical activities is broken. The Edit, Dissolve command and the right-click Dissolve command will delete an activity and joins the predecessors and successors with a Finish-to-Start relationship.

P6 Version 19 introduced the ability to retain lag when dissolving activities and this paper which is a extract from my P6 book explains how the P6 Retained Lag function operates, click on this link>>>.

The aim of this paper is to explain how the new P6 Retain Lag function operates.

When Retain Lag is selected from the User Preferences, Calculations tab, the dissolved activities predecessor and successor lags will be added together to calculate the lag in the new relationship. You will see that the predecessor and successor lags are added together.

By default, Retain Lag is not switched on and has to be activated by the user from the User Preferences, Calculations tab.

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Understanding how Microsoft Project Milestones are Calculated

 

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How Microsoft Project Calculates Durations in Days

Microsoft Project effectively records task durations in hours and the value of the duration in days is calculated using the parameter entered in the Hours per day: field in the File, Options, Schedule tab, Calendar options for this project: section.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that all users understand that the durations in days are calculated using ONLY the one parameter and this parameter is used with EVERY calendar. This makes Microsoft Project difficult to use when calendars with a different number of hours per day are being used.

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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

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