Getting Started with Primavera P6 EPPM> Introduction to Activities
Introduction to Activities
Duration: 1m 11s
Skill Level: Beginner
A quick overview of the purpose behind Activities and Activity Definition from a project management perspective.
Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) is a robust and easy-to-use web-based project and portfolio management tool. Like the well-known Primavera P6 Professional (also known as "the windows version"), Primavera P6 EPPM is the same CPM scheduling engine with a whole new look and lots of new features.
If you want to get up to speed fast on building projects in Primavera P6 EPPM, then this course is for you. We'll take you from logging-in to scheduling, with full details on creating Work Breakdown Structure, adding Activities, linking work together, as well as getting used to the new interface. Join us for your first steps with Primavera P6 EPPM.
Video: Introduction to Activities
Hi! In this lesson, we’re going to have a look at adding activities; the different types and how they function. But firstly, what is an activity? In planning, an activity finds a piece of work for the start and the finish. It’s normally created for breaking down the project or work package into manageable chunks. It should be measurable and clearly defined thus, making it possible to clarify if it has been started and or finished. An activity will have many characteristics or properties that we’ll look at our later lessons. For now, we’ll just be looking at changing the duration in the next session.
In P6, activities are generally created in the activity table here. It represents on the Gantt chart by green bars, red bars, and blue bars. They different from milestones both in how they represented in the activity table and Gantt Chart. We’ll look at milestone in more detail in the final session of this lesson.