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Creating a Pure Progress Update Using the Update Baseline Options

Often times we are faced with a situation where the updated schedule has substantially changed compared to the previous update. These changes include sequencing changes, duration changes, added activities, deleted activities etc. With all these changes already incorporated in the schedule, it is har...

Ram Ramdass
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Importing A P6 Layout (.plf)

So you received a .plf (layout) file from someone and want to be able to import it to the schedule to be able to use it within the schedule file. That's what this article will cover. So what is a layout? When a layout is saved, it allows you to "freeze" the view in P6 so that you can re-use that sam...

Patrick Mullen
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Jump to a Predecessor or Successor in MS Project

In Oracle Primavera P6, there is an easy way to navigate relationships between activities. Usually when an activity is selected, there is an Activity Detail Form in the bottom window, that lists all the predecessors and successors. Clicking on the Go To after selecting the predecessor, will take to ...

Ram Ramdass
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Comparing Schedules in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project has a built-in comparison tool that is useful and easy to operate once you know it exists. As someone who uses P6 extensively, I would often convert MS Projects to P6 just so I could use comparison tools in P6. But once I found out about the comparison tool in Project, it removed t...

Patrick Mullen
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Baseline Development With Estimates

Developing baseline schedules can be very time consuming and hard to align with the estimator if you don't share the data. I have successfully exploited the project estimates by using them as the basis of the activities and cost loading. Duration development is easily derived by backing into costs w...

Gregory Demetrulias
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Case Study - Delay Claim for a Contractor

Let's look at a real life case study of a delay claim where the Contractor was delayed by the Owner and was awarded an excusable, non-compensable time extension. The project was an airport renovation where the security check-in point was being remodeled. There were several different "sub-projects" b...

Patrick Mullen
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Case Study - A Real Life Example of Reviewing a Contractor's Delay Claim

In this article, we'll review a real life case study for a delay claim that I reviewed and provided the recommendation for. The case study format will allow you to see what the Contractor was claiming, the analysis performed to review their claim, and whether or not the Contractor was awarded any ti...

Patrick Mullen
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How to See What's Driving A Specific Milestone

Many schedules have "interim" milestones or multiple contract milestones that are important, but aren't necessarily the last activity on the job. How do you figure out what the driving path is for those milestones? Once I tell you, you're going to have a "palm to the forehead" moment. Read on.....SO...

Patrick Mullen
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Common Delivery Methods in Construction - In Simple Terms

What is a delivery method? The delivery method is the term to describe how a construction project will be "delivered" to the Owner. When someone or some entity has an idea for a construction project, they aren't limited to just "design-bid-build". Instead, an Owner has a number of different options ...

Patrick Mullen
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How to identify and list Out of Sequence within P6

This article explains how to isolate and review Out of Sequence activities. Oracle’s Primavera P6 Project Management (P6) scheduling software provides users with three different options when scheduling. These are 1.     Retained Logic2.     Progres...

Ram Ramdass
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