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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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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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Comparing Schedules in P6

One of the most important features of scheduling is to have the ability to compare two schedules together. Whether it be this month's update to last month's update, this month's update to the Baseline, or comparing a delayed schedule to the pre-impacted schedule, it's critical to have the ability to...

Patrick Mullen
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Fractional Durations Explained

You may have noticed in your schedule that the total float appears to be calculating incorrectly. Case and point, the image below shows the finish date is equal to the constraint date, but the total float is one day (it should be zero).When I first saw this, I used to think it was a bug in P6. I use...

Patrick Mullen
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Assigning Multiple Relationships at Once

Most of us know the trick of linking a group of activities with a Finish to Start (FS) relationship. This is done by selecting multiple activities using Ctrl+click (If the activities are in different locations or non uniformly distributed over the schedule) or Shift+click (If they are...

Ram Ramdass
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Cost Loading in P6 - The Updating Process (Part 2)

In our "Part 1 of Cost Loading" article, we went over creating a new resource for cost loading purposes, assigning it to the activity, and adding costs to those activities. If you haven't seen that article, check it out here as we'll be referencing the schedule file that we created in that article. ...

Patrick Mullen
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