Oracle Primavera P6 Scheduling Options “When scheduling activities use”

by | Jan 27, 2023 | Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

The Oracle Primavera P6 Scheduling Options “When scheduling activities use” are often not well understood.  There are three options in P6 for calculating the finish date of a successor when the successor activity has started before the predecessor activity is finished:

  • Retained Logic
  • Progress Override
  • Actual Dates

Understanding the P6 Scheduling Options “When scheduling activities use, Retained Logic, Progress Override or Actual Dates”

The paper by Paul E Harris outlines how these options operate and demonstrate the issues with some of the options.

These options are similar the Microsoft Project Schedule option “Split in-progress tasks” and Asta Power Project “Relink around completed tasks”, but there are some interesting differences between the way the different software packages calculate.

Click on this  link to download and read this article on how these P6 Scheduling Options calculate.

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Paul E Harris

Director Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd