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You might have been creating Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for only use, i.e to breakdown the entire project into small components. However, WBS can used to define two other things as well. Let's learn in what ways we can use WBS.

1. Single breakdown of entire project

We start breaking down our project with the bigger component first and then further breaking then down into smaller components. We do this for all the project work and we create one or more levels of WBS for breaking work into more and smaller chunks.

This is usually everyone does and in Primavera further breaking down of work can be done by indenting your...

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There are many useful columns in Primavera that can be added to view status about the in-progress activities and determine where these stand. These columns tell you how much work should have been done, how much is accomplished to date and how much is the variance at current and will be when the activity completes.

The following columns can be used to monitor activity progress in detail:

Schedule % Complete

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There are different methods of statusing (entering progress) activities in Primavera P6. These methods are described below.


Apply Actuals: This option is used when Primavera is connected with a Timesheet module or another software used for entering employee work hours. Apply Actuals will status activities as per number of hours resources have worked on the project activities.

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Most people seem to have knowledge of only one type of Critical Path. Moreover, what critical path really is, many have incorrect understanding about it. In this guide, I will explain the two different types of critical paths and you will also learn which one is used in what circumstance.

The two types of Critical Paths are:

1. Longest Path

This type of Critical Path comprises activities...

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Importing into Primavera from an Excel file is often a nightmare for many.  Although the process of importing Excel file is  simple enough, just selecting any Excel file for import does not ensure the import will be successful or that your data will not be lost.

If there is a situation that your collegues or someone will be using Excel and you will often need to import that file into Primavera, this is what you need to do...

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