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
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.
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Paul E Harris
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