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.

Costs and quantities:

P6 totals cost and quantity data items, such as budgeted cost and budgeted quantity, by adding the values for each activity in the summary.

Dates: 

If you display early dates, P6 shows the earliest early (or actual) start and the latest early (or actual) finish dates. The same rules apply for late dates and baseline early and late dates. Continue reading “How does Primavera P6 summarize data in the Summary / Grouping Band”

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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 in Primavera.

Supposed that we have a schedule like below picture:

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First we need to change Duration type of all activity to “Fixed Units/Time” Continue reading “How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule”

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:

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To assign resource, first you need to create one.

Go to menu Enterprise -> Resource.

Click on Plus icon to create a new resource. Continue reading “How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6”

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 Crane
  • Activity B : 5 worker and 2 Crane
  • Activity C : 20 worker

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Now we will make a Labor, Equipment mobilization plan so that we know when we need the resource and how many we need. Continue reading “How to make a labor, equipment mobilization plan in Primavera P6”