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(PS-3555) A Practical Application of Identifying and Correcting P6 Corrupt Data

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Level: Intermediate
TCM Section(s): 7.2. Schedule Planning and Development
Venue: 2020 AACE International Conference & Expo

Abstract: The integrity of the data in Primavera P6 database is important, but what does that mean in real life to a typical scheduler?Some issues relate to problems in the system, while others come imbedded in the schedule itself. Imbedded errors move with the schedule when it is copied or backed up, causing the error to propagate.

Parts 1 and 2 of the papers on corruption of P6 schedule databases relied heavily on the theory behind the process.This paper focuses on the practical manifestations of what a corrupt P6 schedule looks like and proper procedures how to repair it that any scheduler can perform.Issues such as scheduling errors are illustrated and why they matter to the average scheduler are explained.

The likelihood of Primavera P6 schedules having these corruptions is tested using an all-new, larger database.Updated benchmarks on P6 schedule database corruptions are presented in an easy to understand format.The issues pertaining to the overall system (which typically require IT intervention) are separated from those affecting individual schedules (that individual schedulers can fix).