Change Hours/Day in Calendar but keep Activity Duration unchanged in Primavera P6

We make a schedule using 8 hours/day calendar. Now we want to change to 10 hours/day calendar. We can see the Activity Duration now change to 8 days and Project Completion date is now earlier. How can we change Hours/day but keep duration unchanged? I will show you how to do it. Go to Tool ->... Continue Reading →

How to update Baseline in Primavera P6

Baseline is something we usually do not change. However in some case we need to change it. I will show you how to do it. We have a simple project which is assigned a baseline After a few update period, the project is delayed quite far from the baseline After discussion with the Owner, they allow... Continue Reading →

Why does Asterisk (*) appears next to the date in the Start or Finish column when no constraints applied to the activity

In Primavera, sometimes we see there is an Asterisk (*) appears next to the date in the Start or Finish column but no constraints have been applied to the activity. Why does it happen? I'll explain here. The asterisk appears if the activities have relationships to external projects. This project I receive from my friend and import to... Continue Reading →

How does Retained Logic, Progress Override and Actual Dates in Scheduling Options work?

In Primavera P6, there are three options in the Scheduling Options dialog as follows: Retained LogicProgress OverrideActual Dates Primavera P6 Scheduling Options dialog These three options control how Primavera P6 calculates "Out of Sequence Progress". To demonstrate how these options work, let's look at a simple project including 3 activities described in the screenshot below:... Continue Reading →

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