29 November 2018

Are You Tracking Activities Completed Late? P6-QA Tool Can Help With That Task!

Wondering how exactly? After your updates have been entered into your schedule, run the P6-QA Tool. This tool performs many checks, including one to track Activities Completed Late.

Let’s have a look at a small example. We have entered updates in our sample schedule.

Now we run the P6-QA Tool by simply clearing the QA-P6-QA Last Run Date column and refreshing.

Once the P6-QA is finished running the QA-P6-QA Last Run Date column is populated as well as the QA-ST – Act: Compl Finished Late column indicator.

In the Activities tab the layout (below) is showing the QA-ST – Act: Compl Finished Late column as well as the QA-ST – Activity Completed columns. Each is populated with the icon produced by the check run.
(Note that you control the QA-ST – Act: Compl Finished Late – TG# and QA-ST – Act: Compl Finished Late – Wt% columns by populating the tolerances you want to use in the check and overall calculation.)

The user can use the indicators for the checks directly in layouts in the activities tab to display, group, sort and filter as required to produce a useful layout.

Layouts can include filters/grouping based on the check results along with activity counts to make layout reports easier to digest and summarize. (Above layout is filtered on only the Completed activities finished late.) Create layouts to track activities completed/activities completed late, and after each update simply run the P6-QA Tool, review the results and distribute the information.

The P6-QA Tool runs a large number of checks providing a variety of quick, visual feedback on the results. You are in control – settings for checks can the same for all projects/different for each project or a mix in between. Provide your team with the P6-QA Tool and work smarter, not harder!

About the Author

Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

Mary Lynn spent many years filling a variety of project controls duties such as planning, scheduling, analyzing, training and continuous improvement in the Aerospace Industry.  Since joining Emerald in 2008 she has been a tremendous asset to the Emerald team.

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