Since we've been discussing schedule compression and project acceleration techniques of late in preparation for next week's webinar on Construction Project Acceleration, I wanted to share a quick Primavera P6 technique that is often applied when compressing a schedule. When I run classroom training courses on Primavera P6, one thing I like to do is a group brainstorm on ways to get a project
Resource Management - Oracle Primavera P6 Tutorials
Informative tutorials on resource management topics and Oracle Primavera P6.
We all know how versatile Primavera P6 is as a planning, scheduling and project resource management tool. P6 can handle incredibly detailed project schedules where you can plan and track thousands of work tasks by the hour. But Primavera P6 is also an ideal tool for creating high-level project plans and schedules. High-level resourcing is the process of planning your resource needs across a
A Level of Effort activity is used primarily to resource-load an ongoing support activity in Primavera P6 schedule. It's a handy activity type. We've previously sighted some example activities you might use a Level of Effort activity type for, such as: project management activities equipment maintenance activities client meetings These are all considered support-type activities; they
A “Level of Effort” Activity in Primavera P6 is a special activity type with unique qualities for duration. Primavera P6 will calculate the duration of a Level of Effort Activity based on dates from its predecessor(s) and successor(s). Let’s dive into some specifics about Level of Effort activities in general because they are not specific to Oracle Primavera P6 but are common tasks in project
In my previous tutorial in this series, I described the procedure to export resource assignment data from P6 to Excel. Most of us have worked with Excel charts in our job or during our study in college or university. What we all know is that they are really helpful when you want to demonstrate some analytical information without technical terms. In this tutorial, I am going to tell you how to
As you know Primavera P6 has a lack of graphical features so often we schedulers need to export everything to other software packages (mostly Excel) to produce an understandable schedule and graphs. I always had a problem when I export P6 resource assigment data to Excel with the standard exporting feature on P6 until I found a way to leverage the Reports feature. Here you can use the current
This tutorial will walk you through a process to remove resource costs from XERs exported from Primavera P6. This comes in very handy if you are sending project schedules to general contractors but want to hide cost information from them (or anyone else for that matter). Tutorial Files Complete this tutorial by downloading the following files: P6xerFileParserBuilder.xls - MS Excel 2003 and
Plan Academy, I have to send my client a copy of my schedule every month. But the client would like me to exclude any resourcing information in the copy that I send them. How can I easily remove resources in the copy of the project I send to my client?Signed, Geoff. Geoff, it turns out that this is easily accomplished in Primavera P6 with the features included in the software's smart project
A great way to see all your resource assignment levels comparatively over time is to use a Stacked Histogram in Primavera P6. It's a feature that is available in the Resource Usage Profile charting facility. The process to get this all working is a bit convoluted, so we're going to show you step-by-step the process. Stacked Histograms are common sight in project environments.