Scheduling in Primavera P6> Working with the P6 Scheduler
Working with the P6 Scheduler (4m 45s)
This lesson will take you through the workflow of using the scheduler in Primavera P6 while you build your project.
Video: Working with the P6 Scheduler
In this lesson we’ll understand a little bit about how to work with the scheduler. The difference between Primavera and other tools is that you manually invoke the scheduler and in other tools such as Microsoft Project, if I make changes to my project, I don't need to invoke a scheduling function. It sort of happens automatically. However, in Primavera, we need to manually invoke that. Now some people find that rather, say annoying, but the truth is, it gives you a lot more power. It gives you more control over making changes and when you're ready to have those changes reflected in your project. And that's a little bit about the workflow I wanted to explain to you as we get started.
Let's have a look at how we use the scheduling function as we're working and editing a project. So, for example, if I make changes to an activity or changes to the project, what happens is those changes aren’t reflected in the schedule until I go ahead and schedule. So, for example, let's say an activity which has a duration of 4 days. Let's say this ‘Geotech Site Investigation’ activity. It has a change so now it's 10 days’ in duration. Just making that change as you can see hasn't actually affected the schedule. If you have a look, there's a finish to start relationship but the ‘Prepare Site Survey’ activity has not moved out...