Have you wondered why when using Physical as your selection for % Complete Type, the % Complete value does not roll-up to WBS elements (or Activity Code) groupings unlike Duration % Complete and Units % Complete? For Duration % Complete, P6 automatically calculates % Complete based on remaining duration and planned duration for activities. Therefore Duration % Complete can roll-up to the
How are you using KPIs to analyze the success of your project?
Do your milestone activities have valid relationship? Have you ever checked Primavera P6 schedule log to trace invalid relationship between milestone activities? This tutorial describes on how to check the invalid relationship between milestone activities in a primavera project schedule. What's a Milestone Activity? Milestones are zero day activities which help to mark important events in
Be sure to read Understanding Performance Factor Part I first which defines the earned value plan that is used to measure performance against. Measuring against the plan: So you have been told it should only take you 120 seconds to brush your teeth each morning. Now it is time to see how you perform. A stop watch is used to time how long it takes you to complete these sub-tasks, and ultimately
The Performance Factor (PF) is a numerical ratio used to measure the actual performance of an individual or team while completing a task. There are various forms of PF associated with cost, schedule and quantities. In this particular write-up and example, we will use hours in association with completing a task. The equation for calculating this PF is: PF = Earned Hours / Actual Hours To help
In Primavera P6, it is important to compute Project % Complete so that we can monitor overall project performance at both WBS and Project level. It is, however, not possible to measure Project % Complete if the project has no budget assigned. Therefore, instead of assigning precise budget, Project % Complete can be computed by considering one unit of work as one dollar (or any currency). The
If you have had a chance to use Primavera P6 v8 or later you may have noticed a “progress line” tool. I was recently asked by a colleague if I had used the the tool and at the time I was unaware the tool even existed. After a bit of reading and trial and error I am really happy with the functionality and the visual representation of progress against the baseline line. The purpose of this
In an ideal project monitoring setup, your project would record the planned progress and the actual progress in every control period. Planned progress is presented by the Schedule % Complete field. Actual progress is presented by Performance % Complete, which is the subject of this article. Performance % Complete is depended on many settings and intermediate values, including Activity %
The purpose of this article is not to explain the whole technique of Earned Value Analysis and the whole system of Earned Value Management; rather we will only discuss the minimums you need to know, in order to fully understand the calculations involved in the Performance % Complete field of Primavera P6.
One of aspects that makes Primavera P6 very powerful is the extensive support of baselines and baseline comparisons. In this tutorial we’ll cover baselines and explore Primavera’s abilities to compare your project to a baseline. What is a Baseline? The word Baseline has many meanings. It can refer to the original schedule, to the project estimate or sometimes it means something completely
The appropriate selection of the P6 percent complete type depends on two factors: The nature of the activity The tracking limitations, monitoring and controlling needs, and project management preferences
Each activity has three types of percent complete in Primavera P6: Duration % Complete, Units % Complete, and Physical % Complete. These three fields were explained in previous articles. You should select one percent complete type for each activity. Activity percent Complete is a simplified and structured way of dealing with the selected percent complete field, for both reading and entering the