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(PS-1290) Lessons Learned: P6™ Resource Updating for the Beginner

Primary Author: Charlie Jackson, PSP
Co-Author(s): Hannah E. Schumacher, PSP
Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: Many contract documents require the project schedule to be cost and/or resource loaded. If the contract documents require the use of Primavera P6™, it is important for the scheduler to understand the myriad of options within the P6 resource management utility and how these options affect the updating process.

Primavera P6 contains several features that assist in establishing a well-defined resource plan while efficiently managing resource allocations. However, a new or in-experienced user may be overwhelmed in the attempt to grasp these features defined at various levels of the project and overall enterprise organization without proper instruction.

This session is a follow-up to the authors’ AACE 2012 paper titled “PS-962 Lessons Learned – P6™ Resource Planning for the Beginner”[1] and will focus on the authors’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the use of P6 in the resource updating process. The scheduler should be able to apply the “lessons learned” outlined in this paper to effectively and efficiently update their cost and/or resource loaded schedules to meet their organizational requirements and project contractual obligations.