Construction Claims, Advises on Avoiding Them, and the Role of Primavera P6

SuperUser Account posted on 1 October 2021

A claim in construction, can be described as an action for a mandate for something due against a contractor by the owner or vice versa, in which cases subcontractors and/or clients may be also involved.

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Categories: Project Scheduling

Calculating Project Contingency Reserve

SuperUser Account posted on 15 July 2021

Project contingency reserve refers to an allocation of budget at a high level that is specifically reserved for project unknowns. How to calculate contingency reserve and quickly audit the risk factors in your XER file with ScheduleReader? Read here

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Categories: Project Scheduling

Primavera P6 File Corruption, Database Pollution and Solutions

SuperUser Account posted on 21 May 2021

Primavera P6 database corruption can include any of the following: erroneous POBS data and unwanted risk types and data-bloated XER files can result in extremely slow imports speed and cause Primavera P6 crashes. Read the article to find out how you can keep your database clean.

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Categories: Project Scheduling

Understanding Primavera P6 Histograms

SuperUser Account posted on 22 April 2021

One of the most common types of histograms desired by project management from Primavera P6 is the resource histogram. This article will address the method to generating and reporting on a Primavera P6 stacked histogram and it will demonstrate how to view and customize the histogram in ScheduleReader.

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Primavera P6 Calendars - Global vs Project Data

SuperUser Account posted on 13 April 2021

This article demonstrates the method to set up both global and project calendars in Primavera P6, as well as how to view the specific calendar in ScheduleReader.

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Benefits of Using Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling for Construction Projects

SuperUser Account posted on 22 March 2021

CPM can help the project manager and the project team manage their projects and identify risks to the project deliverables. Utilizing ScheduleReader offers the project team similar and convenient features that can be found in Primavera P6 for team collaboration. Read more.

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Project Health and the To Complete Performance Index (TCPI)

SuperUser Account posted on 8 March 2021

The Earned Value Management (EVM) index of the To Complete Performance Index (TCPI) is a mathematical projection of the cost performance in a project that must be achieved on the remaining project work to meet the agreed-to business goals of the establishment. How is this index calculated in P6 and ScheduleReader? See here.

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Categories: Project Scheduling

How to Use S-Curves for Monitoring and Reporting Project Progress

SuperUser Account posted on 26 February 2021

How can you use S-curves to track project progress in Primavera P6? Find the answer in the article that follows.

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Categories: Project Scheduling

Managing Project Health With the Schedule and Cost Performance Indices

SuperUser Account posted on 8 February 2021

EVM indices such as SPI and CPI can help the project manager and the project team stay on top of their projects. Both SPI and CPI are efficiency factors that function as an early warning system to alert the project team of schedule inefficiencies and cost overruns. Learn more here.

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How to Do Progress Updating in Primavera P6

SuperUser Account posted on 5 October 2020

The purpose of this article is to showcase the process of gathering feedback from the field and updating the Primavera P6 project schedule through the manual use of Excel and illustrate the benefits of simplifying this process by using ScheduleReader.

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Categories: Project Scheduling

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