Critical Path Analysis in P6 – 5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier
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Critical Path Analysis in P6 – 5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier

When I first started learning planning and Primavera P6, I thought I had it all figured out. But it wasn’t until I sat with a client and tried to explain what I was showing him that I realized I still had a long way to go. This video tutorial walks you through 5 Things about…

How Primavera Calendars Change Durations – and what to do about it
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How Primavera Calendars Change Durations – and what to do about it

If you do a quick google on keywords <Primavera calendars change>, you’ll end up with quite a few results that show you how to use Primavera’s Fill-Down feature to change the activity calendar of all the activities in a project. But I think the fill-down piece is only the first step in changing activity calendars. What…

Analyzing Relationships With Deltek Acumen Fuse
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Analyzing Relationships With Deltek Acumen Fuse

I am on a mission to learn and master Deltek Acumen Fuse software and I am bringing you along for the ride. Deltek Acumen Fuse is a powerhouse app that becomes an incredible tool in your arsenal if you’re doing P6 scheduling all the time and getting hammered by people who are analyzing it on…

How To Import P6 Assignment Codes from Excel
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How To Import P6 Assignment Codes from Excel

Perhaps you’ve noticed that as of December 2020, there are some new features in Primavera P6 EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management), which we are going to take a look at today. Specifically, we’ll talk about Assignment Codes, one of the new Primavera P6 features here to make our jobs easier. But only, of course, if…

Primavera P6: How To Use Assignment Codes as Cost Accounts
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Primavera P6: How To Use Assignment Codes as Cost Accounts

Cost accounts: love ‘em, hate ‘em? I’ll tell you what, though: If you’re cost-loading a Primavera P6 schedule, you should be using cost accounts. Now, chances are good you haven’t yet because they’re hard to use. I get it; they’re really inflexible. They were designed so that you set them up once for a whole…

Primavera P6 Settings Video Series – NEW
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Primavera P6 Settings Video Series – NEW

Primavera P6 sure has a lot of settings. Endless options, preferences, customizations and tools means a lot of confusion for almost any regular P6 user. Luckily, to try and help ease your climb up the mountain that mastering P6 can feel like, Plan Academy has been releasing a series of helpful videos covering the many…

Track Construction Delays with this Free Delay Log Tracker
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Track Construction Delays with this Free Delay Log Tracker

Construction delays costs both Owners and Contractors millions of dollars each and every year. According to a Arcadis’ 2020 Global Construction Disputes Report, the global average value of disputes was $30.7 million USD in 2019. That’s a lot costs tied up in claims, legal battles and disputes. With so much importance put on managing costly…

Construction Project WBS – Examples to Get You Started
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Construction Project WBS – Examples to Get You Started

When it comes to planning a construction project, many of us prefer to re-use elements from previous plans and schedules. But what if you’re starting from scratch with no construction project examples to draw from? And are your past projects adhering to construction WBS best practices? Most project planners start building their construction schedule by…

6 Unusual Construction Builds That Push The Limits
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6 Unusual Construction Builds That Push The Limits

Pushing the limits has become the norm, especially when it comes to the new construction builts that are cropping up all over the world. No matter the state of the earth, engineers, architects, and contractors always accepts the challenge and seems to make it work. Founded by Fred Mill’s, TheB1M.com website was created as a…

Open Zipped XER files in Primavera P6 v18 – New Feature
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Open Zipped XER files in Primavera P6 v18 – New Feature

As of Primavera P6 version 18, you can now import zipped XER files directly into Primavera P6. There’s no need to uncompress them first. Primavera P6 will read the zip archive directly. Check out our zipped xer files video tutorial to see firsthand how it all works….and also what doesn’t work. How To Import Zipped…