How to quickly identify Behind Schedule and Over Budget activity by Indicator UDF in Primavera P6

In Primavera P6, we can quickly identify behind schedule and over budget activity by using graphical indicator in User Defined Field.

I will show you how to do it.

Supposed that we have a project which has baseline. After update progress, we can show these column the see whether an activity is behind schedule:

  • BL Project Finish : Activity finish date from Project Baseline
  • Variance – BL Project Finish : Duration between BL Project Finish date and current Finish date. Calculated as BL Project Finish – Finish

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Now we will create Indicator.

Go to menu Enterprise -> User Defined Fields. Continue reading “How to quickly identify Behind Schedule and Over Budget activity by Indicator UDF in Primavera P6”

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How to filter based on WBS date in Primavera P6

We have a project which contain 4 building like below picture:

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Now we need to filter which Building will start in next 3 month (Dec, Jan, Feb).

We can create a filter like this based on Activity: Continue reading “How to filter based on WBS date in Primavera P6”

Filter activity by Relationship Type in Primavera P6

Sometimes we need to filter activities based on relationship type. For example we want to show only activity which has Finish to Start relationship.

However the default filter function doesn’t support it.

I will show you how to do it.

We will use Report function in this case.

We have a simple project and we will filter activity which has FS relationship type.

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Go to Tool -> Report Continue reading “Filter activity by Relationship Type in Primavera P6”

How is the Y-Axis scale determined in the Resource/Activity Usage Profile

In Primavera when we show Resource Usage Profile or Activity Usage Profile, the max value in Y-Axis is determined by software. And we may wonder how is it determined.

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I will explain in this article. Continue reading “How is the Y-Axis scale determined in the Resource/Activity Usage Profile”

How does Progress Line in Primavera P6 work?

Primavera provide a tool called Progress Line to compare Actual Progress (Activity % Complete) with Baseline on Gantt chart.

I will show you how to do it.

We have a simple project. It is assigned a Project Baseline.

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Then we will update the project. Continue reading “How does Progress Line in Primavera P6 work?”