Scheduling in Primavera P6> Must Finish By Deadlines in P6
Must Finish By Deadlines in P6 (6m 41s)
This lesson will demonstrate how to set a Must Finish By deadline on your project in P6. We'll also explore a second way to define Critical Path - which is by Longest Path and show you how to set your Critical Path definition in P6.
Video: Must Finish By Deadlines in P6
Let's apply a must finish by date to our project schedule and understand how that process works in Primavera. Just to set the scene. Here we have our railcar maintenance facility project. It was recently scheduled and we now know that we have a finished date of May 1st 2019. A fairly long project. In order to set the project’s ‘must finish by’ date, we need to go back to our Projects tab. So we'll go to the Project's tab or again for those of you on an earlier version of Primavera, click your Projects button, find your project, highlight it, make sure it's highlighted and with using the tabs at the bottom of your screen, find the Dates tab. The Dates tab has a field here called ‘Must finish by’ and this is where we can set a deadline for the entire project. And what we'll do is, we'll show you two different scenarios. Scenario one will be that we set a deadline for the project that is greater than the current finished date for the project.
So today we’ll set a ‘must finish by’ date of March 11th. Now notice that the project's finished date is March 1st. Let's go back into our activity screen and after we set that ‘must finish by’ date, we should go ahead and reschedule the project. So you can hit F9, click the Schedule button and we'll go ahead and reschedule the project. With our project reschedule...