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?
A picture says a thousand words. And a good color-coding system can do the same on the Primavera P6 Gantt Chart. Did you know you don't need to stick with Primavera P6's default Gantt Chart color scheme? The options are many and in this video tutorial, you'll learn how to color-code bars based on criteria YOU set. You'll learn about 2 ways to set the criteria: using Activity Codes or by User
Given a Lump Sum type contract as a framework and high-level resource's Cost and Technical Resource calculations for developing a P6 baseline schedule, Earned Value rules and planned dates calculations can be adjusted for plotting the S-curve inside Primavera P6. This technique works when P6 Admin Settings are based on Planned Dates and Budgeted values only. Also this model does not use Expenses
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
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 this video tutorial, we'll take you through the basics of various resource histograms in Primavera P6 including budgeted units histograms and stacked histograms. Enjoy!
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.
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