In doing consulting with an IT PMO client the other day I was faced with this comment:
“The last P6 consultant we had told us not to use activity coding because it is an administrative headache!”
Now I have to say, after 27 years of doing P3 and P6 consulting, this demonstates one of the most unpleasant parts of the role of “Expert”. How do you politely explain to your client that they paid good money for bad advice? And how can I know exactly what was said and in what context for the client to come to that conclusion? However, in this particular case, when in comes to activity coding in P6, it is clear cut no-brainer – THEY GOT TERRIBLE ADVICE.