Getting Started with Primavera P6 EPPM> Scheduling the Plan
Scheduling the Plan
Duration: 6m 06s
Skill Level: Beginner
In this lesson, you'll learn how to run the scheduler in P6 EPPM. The scheduling engine in P6 will calculate dates for your Activities. Find out how it all works.
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: Scheduling the Plan
HI! In this session, we’ll have a look at scheduling the plan. We are going to continue using the ABC Construction project that we’re using in the previous session and once again the basic Gantt Chart view that we find for our purpose. On the Gantt Chart, we can see the link activities, but if not moved in line with the logic that we’ve put in, they’re still settings against the blue line. So why is that? Let’s have a look at this slide that will hopefully explain it very simply. We have our three activities. All linked correctly but on top on the other at the Gantt Chart. We also have the blue line. This is known as the data date and serves two very important functions within P6. Firstly, while we create activities in the plan, this is the start date that will automatically default. Secondly, when we schedule the plan, this is the starting point for the backwards and forwards pass to create the critical part. If you’re unsure of what this means, I highly recommend a little background reading. It’s not difficult to understand, it will only take a few minutes of your time. In fact, we’ve have not seen this already as a good critical part work through video and as part of scheduling Primavera P6 course at this very website. When you tell P6 to schedule the plan, this is what we expect to see.
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