Summarizing overall project schedule in 1 page by Microsoft Visio Professional

Recently, I find out a very useful tool to create a summary schedule, graphic report of a project in a Timeline or Bar chart format. That is Microsoft Visio Professional. The nice thing is that it's cheaper than Office Timeline which I've used for a few years. You can easily find a sale-off price at... Continue Reading →

Primavera P6: Cannot change Remaining Duration of an Activity

Problem When we change the Remaining duration of an activity, it keeps reverting to the original value. Change the Remaining Duration value of an activity Reason & Solution There could be two reasons of this problem: 1. There is an "Expected Finish" constraint on the activity. When using an Expected Finish constraint, the remaining duration... Continue Reading →

Primavera P6 Constraint: How does it work?

1. Purpose of Constraints in Primavera P6 Date restrictions used to reflect project requirements that cannot be built into the network logic.More accurately reflect real-world aspects of a project.Provide added control of a project.Apply to the entire project or to individual activities.Commonly used project-level constraint: Must Finish ByCommonly used activity-level constraint: Start On or AfterNo... Continue Reading →

Basic Concepts and Principles of Construction Claims

1. Introduction 1.1. Construction Claims What is Construction Claims? A construction claim is the assertion of a right demanding either additional time or/and payment due to the result of an action. It is possible to meet construction claims in all construction projects. Why do Construction Claims occur? Clients, contractors, and subcontractors of this environment try... Continue Reading →

How does Primavera P6 determine a driving relationship between activities?

The Driving Relationship is determined based on the Relationship Free Float and the business rules for Driving Relationships. Relationship Free Float Relationship Free Float (Rel FF): The Free Float on the relationship. Calculated as Successor Early Start (assuming a Finish to Start relationship) - Relationship Early Finish on the predecessors' calendar. This field is computed... Continue Reading →

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