Oracle primavera is the best planning and scheduling tool ever. However, beginners and non-experienced users are using only 30% of the primavera version 6 power. In this topic, I will explain in video the most 50 powerful tips and tricks for more professional and faster works using primavera. List of primavera tips and tricks (about 2 to 14 minutes each)
|How to add activity steps for activities and how to make activity steps as template in Primavera p6.
|Every activity has some activity steps or phylum. When you are doing detailed planning, you have to make activity steps. How activity steps are made and how to make them as template, is explained with examples in this video.
|How to set as default prefix/suffix and increment of activity id in Primavera P6.
|You must need to make activity id of your activities according to specific requirement. It is explained with examples how to do setting for default for prefix or suffix or increment of activity id.
|What are activity types and their role in Primavera P6.
|There are six different types of activity in Primavera P6. you must assign exact activity type to your activities. The different role of all these activity types is well explained in this video.
|How to monitor budgeted and actual cost in Primavera p6.
|After updating program, you need to analyses your project. Either it is going as was estimated or not. Monitoring of budgeted and actual cost is well explained with Earned Value Management Technique in this video.
|How to change the calculation method for the performance % complete in Primavera P6.
|There are five different method for calculation of performance % complete in Primavera p6. All are explained with different examples in this video tutorial.
|How to modify cash flow primavera report in Primavera P6.
|How to generate a cash flow report and how to modify it according to your requirement. All the procedure is explained step by step in this video tutorial.
|What are activity duration types and their use in Primavera P6.
|There are four activity duration type and each of them has its specific role in the Primavera P6. So you must assign the right activity duration type to your activities. All are explained one by one with different examples.
|How to use trace logic and its importance in Primavera P6.
|Logics or relationships are most important things in primavera P6. Trace logic really help you in this case. How to use it and its importance is explained in this video tutorial.
|What is level of effort activity and its difference with hammock in Primavera P6.
|How to use level of effort activity, its purpose and its difference with hammock is explained with example in this video tutorial.
|How to create new report in Primavera P6.
|After updating of program, you need to generate to specific report according to your requirement to present it to your management staff. It is explained step by step in this video tutorial.
|How to make a project read only or checked out and its purpose in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes you give the access of your program to your colleagues or to your management staff, but you do not want to allow them to modify it, so you need to make the project read only or checked out. All procedure is well explained in this video.
|How to link two projects in Primavera P6.
|You can link different projects with each other in Primavera P6. So when you make some changes in one program other programs are changed accordingly automatically.
|Delay impact analysis using project reflections and claim digger in Primavera P6.
|For Extension of Time (EOT), you need to submit delay impact analysis. Delay impact analysis using project reflection and claim digger is explained step by step in this video tutorial.
|How to plan activities with limited resources in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes you have limited resources, so you have to make a program according to availability of your resources. All procedure is explained with examples in this video tutorial.
|What is the best method to measure Plan vs Actual % of project in Primavera P6.
|After updating of program, you have to present true picture of project i.e. Plan vs Actual % of project which should be logical. Plan vs Actual % based on Earned Value Management is explained in this video.
|What’s is progress spotlight and how to fix it for weekly and monthly periods in Primavera P6.
|Progress spotlight is a very useful tool for updating of a program. Its use and how to fix it for different time periods is explained in this video tutorial.
|How to add BOQ quantities and unit rates separately in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes you need to make a B.O.Q in your program. So you assign the B.O.Q Quantities and unit rate separately in Primavera P6. All the procedure is explained step by step in this video.
|How to modify activity id of all project activities in Primavera p6.
|You can modify activity id all the activities of your project in just single step. This technique is explained with example in this video tutorial.
|How to make & merge project reflections and its use in Primavera P6.
|How to make project reflections and its purpose is explained step by step in this video tutorial.
|How to do document controlling in Primavera P6.
|You can save all the required documents like AutoCAD drawings, MS Excel sheets or pdf documents related to your activities in Primavera P6. It is explained with examples in this video tutorial.
|How to find relationship lag report in Primavera P6.
|Relationship with lags is the most important parameter to observe. In the primavera P6, you can not see relationship lag of all the activities at once. A tricky method is explained in this video how to find relationship lag of all the activities in Primavera p6.
|How to keep in focus key milestones in Primavera P6.
|To keep in focus key milestones of the project is one of basic requirement. How to keep in focus the key milestones or major activities is explained in this video tutorial.
|How to split activities in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes due to some constraints, you have to split the activities in your program. How to split activities and how to show them on bar char is explained in this video tutorial.
|How primavera calculates dates of those activities whose predecessor has the actual start or actual finish.
|It is usually a headache for all the planners when they are trapped in such a situation. There are two possible options which are explained with the examples in this video tutorial.
|How to calculate Manpower, its S-curve and Histogram in Primavera P6.
|Whole procedure is explained in this video, how to calculate the Manpower from standard Man-hours, how to do working of MH in excel and import back to P6. How to make S-curve and histogram for all or single resource.
|How to change a calendar after making a schedule in Primavera P6.
|It is well explained in this video, how to change a calendar after making the schedule. You can change calendar in one WBS, selected WBS or all WBS in seconds.
|How to define and make activities Critical in Primavera P6.
|Usually all the planners think that activities having the float equal or less than zero are called as Critical activities. But you can define your own criteria for critical activities in the Primavera P6. Further how to make activities critical without changing their links is explained with examples in this video.
|How to export a program with baseline in Primavera P6.
|Current program with assigned baseline can not be exported together. Complete procedure is explained how to export a current program and assigned baseline in this video.
|How to export and import Primavera P6 plan into MS Excel.
|It is easy to work in excel if u have activities in thousands. It is explained with all the steps how to export a Primavera P6 plan into MS Excel and after working import back into Primavera P6.
|How to make activity codes and their importance in Primavera P6.
|Activity codes are made to organize a project in a more better way. It is explained with the examples how activity codes are added, assign to the activities in seconds and what is their benefit in primavera P6.
|How to make global changes in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes we want to apply the same rule to all the activities, so it is a laborious work to do the same with all the activities. You can do the same with help of global changes in seconds.
|How to make look ahead plans in Primavera P6.
|You need look ahead plans to give the targets to execution team. Mostly planners do this in MS Excel. You can make look ahead plans in Primavera P6. It is explained with different examples in this video.
|How to make S-curve without cost or resources in Primavera P6.
|We usually make the S-curve or histogram of cost or resources to analyses our project. If you don’t have both, no need to worry. It is explained how to make S-curve or histogram without cost or resources in this video.
|How to modify a baseline program in Primavera P6.
|Sometimes you need some modification in your baseline program which is assigned to your current updated program. You can not modify it while working in the current program. Completed procedure is explained in this video how to modify a baseline program in Primavera P6
|How to use fill down & its purpose in Primavera P6.
|Fill down is the best option when you need to copy the same value to underlying activities. It is explained with different examples in this video.
|What is the purpose of claim digger in Primavera P6.
|When you need to compare two Program i.e. updated program and baseline program, or program rev 01 and program rev 02. Claim digger will give you all the differences report.
|How to make Layouts in Primavera P6.
|Layout are made to have the same settings for print option, time scale, display etc. It is explained in this video how to make and save different layouts.
|How to copy a project from one EPS to other.
|It is explained in this video how to copy a program with or without baseline, cost or relationships etc. from one EPS to another.
|How to convert a Primavera P3 Plan into Primavera P6.
|Sometimes we need to convert a Primavera P3 plan into Primavera P6. All the procedure is explained step by step.
|How to add and assign resources in Primavera P6.
|It is explained step by step in this video, how to add the resources and how to assign the resources to all the activities in seconds.
|Create work breakdown structure WBS in Primavera
|How to create work break down structure in primavera step by step. How to control WBS levels.
|Add cost to all primavera activities from excel with Vlookup
|You may use the power of Microsoft excel to estimate the cost of each activity. In this video you will learn how to add the cost from excel to primavera using Vlookup function, import and export.
|How to Read Primavera Time Schedule
|Tips and tricks on how to read and understand Primavera Time schedule.
|Import Bulk activities with duration from Excel to Primavera
|It is faster to create the schedule activities in Excel and assign the required duration for each activity. In this video, you will learn how to import all the activities from Excel to Primavera.
|Assign WBS to activities and create relationships
|How to assign WBS to activities using cut and past method. And how to create the relationships in primavera
|How to find and fix schedule open ends in primavera
|How to find the open ends in your schedule and fix them before submitting it for consultant.
|Create Materials Tracking from Schedule Activities Part 1
|How to create materials submittal, approval, procurement, and delivery to the site from activity dates, and how to get the right sequence.
|Create Materials Tracking from Schedule Activities Part 2
|Create Materials Tracking from Schedule Activities Part 3
|Create Materials Tracking from Schedule Activities Part 4
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