Tag: project management

Tip From Our Consultants: Powerproject’s Help Feature, Clearing Filter Selections and more

What I like best about Powerproject’s Help Feature If you want to know about every field on a dialogue box, click F1. In this example, I’ve brought up the Format Bar Chart dialogue box.     Click on “Explanation of the fields on the dialog” to see an explanation of every field of the active…
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Tip From Our Consultants: None of my Activities are Constrained So Why Do I Have Negative Float in My P6 Schedule?

There is negative float in your schedule and yet you’ve checked for constraints on your activities and can’t find any…puzzling, right? Unfortunately, there is a sneaky type of constraint at the project level that can also force negative float through the schedule even if none of the activities are constrained. It’s totally invisible when you’re…
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Tip From Our Consultants: Applying Filters to Bars in Primavera P6

A code field can be used to color code the bars. The example I usually use is a need to quickly see conflicting simultaneous operations (SimOps) in an outage/shutdown schedule. To demonstrate, this procedure will use a very simple example consisting of two modules and three different types of work.   This procedures suggests creating…
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2016 Saw Fewer Construction Firms Meeting Project Targets

In their annual study of 4,000 American companies, the “Pulse of the Profession”, the Project Management Instute (PMI) saw declines in many of the success factors they track. Most concerning, the percentage of projects meeting their goals — like on-time delivery — took a significant dip.   Compared to last year, fewer projects are being…
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