P6-QA Tool:
Primavera Process and Schedule Validation

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Automated Quality Control for Your Primavera P6 Schedule and Processes

  • Quickly identify and solve scheduling problems
  • Empower your P6 team with quality self-critique
  • Real-time schedule validations
  • Inline P6 business process adherence feedback
  • Produce quality schedules faster

Latest Version - Highlights

  • P6-QA 1 Automatically Check Quality of Projects in P6
  • P6-QA 2 Choose Which Projects and How Frequently Checks are Run
  • P6-QA 3 P6-QA Customizations
  • P6-QA 4 Customize Layouts
  • P6-QA 5 Activity Level View
  • P6-QA 6 Notebooks Created for Common Quality Metrics
  • P6-QA allows you to automatically check the quality of your projects directly in P6.
  • You choose which projects and how frequently P6-QA runs a check. You can easily see when the last check was run.
  • P6-QA allows you to customize per project what each tolerance will be for individual checks.
  • Customize layouts for the quality checks that are important to your organization.
  • On an activity level, you can quickly dive into each activity that doesn’t measure up to your standards.
  • A variety of notebooks are created for common quality metrics, including DCMA-14, GAO and Naval Air validations.
  • P6-QA 1 Automatically Check Quality of Projects in P6
  • P6-QA 2 Choose Which Projects and How Frequently Checks are Run
  • P6-QA 3 P6-QA Customizations
  • P6-QA 4 Customize Layouts
  • P6-QA 5 Activity Level View
  • P6-QA 6 Notebooks Created for Common Quality Metrics

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Overview

Problem

When P6 users collaborating on a project come from diverse backgrounds with varying skill levels, ensuring business processes and schedules are built to your quality standards can be a real challenge. To ensure schedules are well developed and provide a dependable reflection of a workable project plan, expensive third party consultants are often hired to oversee or critique P6 schedules, particularly when a project gate is pending.

Furthermore, to ensure business process adherence within a department or business unit, senior schedulers and lead project controls team members spend significant amounts of their time auditing and reporting on quality standard adherence, often using expensive external systems that can become hard to keep up-to-date with real-time data.

Solution

Emerald’s P6-QA tool removes the burden of manual schedule and business process analysis by automatically identifying deficiencies in Primavera P6 schedules based on scheduling best practices, industry standards, such as the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) 14-point assessment, and user introduced business process requirements.

Analysis and feedback are available at all levels in Primavera P6 including:

  • Project
  • WBS
  • Activities
  • Resource Assignments
  • Expenses
  • Steps

Out-of-the-box validation examples include:

  • Missing logic
  • Lead/lag checks
  • Float checks
  • Duration checks
  • Missing resource/cost assignment

In addition to out of-the-box scheduling quality validations, user driven monitoring can be added to improve business process adherence by project type, geographical region, organizational maturity, etc.

ROI

The P6-QA tool is unlike other third party Primavera schedule validation tools because it seamlessly integrates directly into Primavera P6 itself, allowing for the improvement of project management skills and scheduling quality in real-time. The P6-QA tool can be run at a preset interval such as weekly, monthly, or on an as-needed frequency to maximize your P6 schedulers’ ability to self-critique and ensure effective quality control and ongoing user-driven improvements.

With the P6-QA tool, quality schedule creation and execution will improve your team’s speed and accuracy in delivering and updating P6 schedules and decrease your reliance on costly outside consultants to do schedule checks and reviews.

Emerald’s P6-QA tool is the most cost effective tool to empower your scheduling team, refine scheduling quality and improve business process adherence.


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Packages

The P6-QA Subscription Model

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News

P6-QA v7 - New Release

P6-QA v7 - New Release

Our latest version of P6-QA brings specific highlights to the GOA and Naval Air Scheduling quality standard metrics.

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Case Studies

P6-QA to Fix IT Program Gaps

P6-QA to Fix IT Program Gaps
Transportation company uses P6-QA to ensure projects are managed consistently to meet tight timelines.

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P6-QA Helped Critique Large P6 Schedule

P6-QA Helped Critique Large P6 Schedule
P6-QA helped to quickly review and critique a 600 million dollar project schedule

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Large Engineering Firm Uses P6-QA

Large Engineering Firm Uses P6-QA
Custom checks created in P6-QA helped client

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Large Engineering Firm Moves to EAI Hosting

Large Engineering Firm Moves to EAI Hosting
Learn how a large engineering firm moved to the Emerald Cloud.

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