In Primavera P6, there are 2 popular activity types: Task Dependent and Resource Dependent. What is the difference between these types? By choosing the activity type, P6 will select what calendar is used to calculate the finish date of the activity: Choose Task Dependent: P6 use Activity calendarChoose Resource Dependent: P6 use Resource calendar It will affect... Continue Reading →
How does Primavera P6 summarize data in the Summary / Grouping Band
We may wonder How does P6 calculates and displays summary information for costs, quantities, user defined fields, dates, durations, float, progress... I will explain it in this article. These calculations and display summaries are based on the currently visible activities. Activities removed from the layout by filters are not included in the calculations and summaries.... Continue Reading →
How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule
When create a schedule, we can based on Resource Productivity to estimate duration. For example: We have a team which can cast 10 m3 of concrete per day (This is Productivity) We have an Foundation which take 100 m3 concrete. Duration of Foundation activity will be 100 / 10 = 10 days Now we will do it... Continue Reading →
How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6
In Primavera P6, after finish creating the schedule, you may need to assign resource to activity to make the resource plan. I will show you how to do it. Let say you have a schedule like in below picture: To assign resource, first you need to create one. Go to menu Enterprise -> Resource. Click... Continue Reading →
What is Cost Account in Primavera P6 used for?
In Primavera P6, we have a feature called Cost Account. What is it used for? I will explain in this article. When we assign resource to activity, it create cost. We can group the cost in activity level. It mean group activity by WBS or Activity code... and cost will be rolled up. How about... Continue Reading →
How to make a labor, equipment mobilization plan in Primavera P6
In a project plan beside the Start and Finish date of activity, we also need to know When we need resource, and How many resource we need. I will show you how to do it. We have a simple project with 3 activities and is assigned resource as follow: Activity A : 10 worker and 1... Continue Reading →
What is the Resource Currency selection in Primavera P6 used for?
In Resource window -> Details tab, there is an selection box called "Currency". What does it do? I'll explain it in this article. By selecting the currency in that box, it determines in which Currency the Resource will be paid with. The setting locks the Price/Unit in that Currency regardless of change in the Exchange rates. By default, this... Continue Reading →
How does Resource Shift Calendar in Primavera P6 work?
In Primavera P6 -> Resources window -> Units & Prices tab, there is a selection box called Shift Calendar I'll show how to use it in this article. The Shift Calendar control the Price/Unit for activity, depend on what time activity start and finish. For example, we have resource B which has different rate for different... Continue Reading →
How to Level Resources / Resource Leveling without changing Project Finish date in Primavera P6
Normally when we Level Resources, Primavera will delay an activity so that Resource is not overloaded. It can make Project Finish date delay. How can we make Project Finish date not delay? I'll show you how to do it in this article. We have a simple project with 2 activities assigned Resource A and 2 activities... Continue Reading →
How does “Top Down Estimation” in Primavera P6 work?
In Primavera we have a function called "Top Down Estimation" which help us to calculate an estimated figure for Labor and Non-labor unit based on "estimation weights". It can apply to WBS and Activity. I will show you how to do it. We have a simple project and each activity is assigned the resource "Test". By default each activity... Continue Reading →
How does “Level Resources” in Primavera P6 work?
Primavera have a function (called Level Resources) to solve the overload resource problem. I will explain how does it work in this article. We have 2 activities which is assigned resource called "Test". Test can work 8 hour/day. These 2 activities happen at the same time so it will cause Test overload. When you use... Continue Reading →
What does The Asterisk (*) Symbol next to the Resource Price/Unit in Primavera P6 mean?
In Primavera, sometimes we see an Asterisk (*) symbol appear next to Resource Price/Unit. What does it mean? I'll explain it here. You have a resource which will be increased salary from 1-Jul-2016. So you will define resource Units & Prices like this: Then you assign that resource to an activity which happen from Jun until... Continue Reading →
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