Primavera P6's Activity Layouts can be a super-feature for helping you to plan, analyze, and progress a schedule. But what about exporting Activity Layouts to other copies of Primavera P6? In this post I'll show you how to import and export those precious Primavera P6 Activity Layouts. The Activity screen is where we spend 95% of our time as Primavera P6 users. Having a facility to configure
Primavera P6 Layouts & Gantt Chart : Tutorials
Primavera P6 Tutorials with an emphasis formatting Activity Layouts and the Gantt Chart to create beautiful pictures.
All project controls professionals know how critical is it to monitor our project's critical path. And we all know that comparing our project performance to a baseline is also essential. Most of us are doing this critical path and baseline monitoring in Primavera P6 every day. But what about monitoring our project's critical path vs our baseline critical path in P6? Of course, as we execute a
It can get difficult to analyze the mountain of schedules you’re responsible for and our good friend Jerome Ijachi Odeh has recently pulled together a list of 10 Must-Have Primavera P6 Layouts....ones you probably should be using everyday. So to help you take advantage of P6's powerful layout features (like these ones we've already told you about), here is a little sneak peek of 10 must-have
For all you creative types out there who love to create something awesome in a manner which is rather non-traditional....this tutorial is for you. We've already shown you have to colorize the P6 Gantt chart, but in the spirit of the holidays, here are the steps to create a festive Gantt chart Xmas tree (Holiday Wreath) in Primavera P6, complete with decorations. Getting Started with the Gantt
Milestone Activities in any schedule usually represent the most important deadlines, deliveries, start ups or drop-dead dates for a project. These are undeniably dates that you’ll want to stay on top of and keep close at hand in case you’re asked for a report or to check on the health of the project. But it can be difficult to search for milestones in a large construction schedule, and at the
Building a filter where all the conditions are either 'And' or ‘Or’ between each row is pretty straightforward. However, if you want to mix them up a little its not so obvious how you should do that in Oracle Primavera P6 Professional. This quick tip will show you how. Example: I want to find all the milestones in the project that have a date variance that is not equal to zero. In other words,
Primavera P6 provides the ability to display project schedule information using “Layouts”. Layouts are customizable views of project information and are the primary method for printing Gantt Charts, Profiles, Spreadsheets, and Trace Logic views. Schedules are tough to read and all members of the project team can benefit from an easier way to interpret their schedules. Did you know that you can
Have you ever printed your P6 Gantt Chart only to find that you can't quite see the first or last milestone because they fall off the page or are cutoff? I have. Here's how to avoid printing a scrunched gantt chart by easily expanding your P6 gantt timescale before you print.
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.
Primavera P6 relationships lines sometimes do some strange things. By now you've probably figured out how to turn on and off the relationships lines on the Primavera P6 Gantt Chart using the toggle button on the toolbar. But do you do if Primavera P6's relationship lines are pointing to the baseline bars? Well, in P6 order is important! Last post, we showed you the nuances of shading
It turns out that people like pictures. Yes, that's right, we love pictures....and we love the Gantt Chart. What makes the Gantt Chart so essential is that it simplifies something that is complex. It gives us a snapshot and a trend that our brain can digest rather than just text and numbers. Getting the Gantt Chart to look the way you need it is a really key skill for Primavera
A lookahead filter in Primavera P6 provides us with the ability to create lookahead reports. Lookahead reports are one of the centerpieces of consistent project reporting and controlling. Lookahead reports filter and highlight upcoming activities in the project. Most common lookahead reports focus on activities scheduled for the upcoming week, next 2 weeks, next 3 weeks, next month and next 3
Primavera's custom Activity filters are great for focusing in on a subcontractor's work list or even to hide Activities that are already completed. But when it comes to filtering down a 5000 line project plan to Activities in a specific timeframe, P6's filters fall flat. Here's the Gotcha: any filter that uses a rolling date or P6's built-in date variables will not work when exporting P6 data to