Understanding Oracle Primavera P6 Duration Type

The P6 Duration Type works in conjunction with options set in the User Preferences, Calculations, Resource Assignments tab and becomes effective after a resource has been assigned to an activity.

The aim of this paper is to explain how the P6 Duration Type and the options set in the User Preferences, Calculations, Resource Assignments tab affect the resource assignment process and task resource calculations.

These options are useful to understand so when you change the duration of an activity you know if the crew size will remain the same if the work assigned to an activity will remain the same, click on this link to read the paper>>>.

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What’s New in Oracle Primavera P6 Version 21 PPM Professional

Oracle released Primavera P6 Version 21 PPM for download from their eDelivery web site in late 2021.

Oracle has published a tool that you may use to see the enhancement that have been introduced into P6 by comparing two different versions. This is the link to the “Oracle Primavera P6 Cumulative Feature Overview”

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>>>.

The aim of this paper is to explain the main functional changes that users will see in the Oracle Primavera P6 PPM V21.12 added since the release of P6 PPM V20.12.

In this paper I cover the following topics:
– Assignment Cost are Exported.
– Users may See and Set Activity Start and Finish Times in the Date Picker box when the User Preferences are set only to show the date.
– Financial Period Calendar Selection when Importing an XML file.
– Maintain Relationships with External Projects When Importing from Primavera XML Files.
– IPMDAR Format Supported for EEPM Databases only.
– Resource and Role Cost Spreads Consider Rate Changes Over Time.
– Activity Critical Path Visibility.

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ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 RESOURCE LEVELING FUNCTIONS

Many contractors like to level a resourced project schedule for a number of resaons, but usually to reduce resource demand to the available resources or due to site limitations such as accommodation availability.

ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 RESOURCE LEVELING

ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 RESOURCE LEVELING

P6 has some Resource Leveling functions and this paper which is a extract from my P6 book explains how the P6 levelling functiuons operate, click on this link>>>.

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IMPORTED P6 PROJECTS CALCULATING INCORRECT COSTS

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>>>.

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PRIMAVERA P6 PPM ACTIVITY NETWORK VIEW

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

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