Primavera P6 Training: How to Use Weighted Steps in P6

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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Primavera P6 Training

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In today's tutorial, we will cover one of our older Primavera training videos that outlines how to utilize weighted steps to calculate an activity's percent complete.

The activitiy's percent complete shows the status of an activity and how far away it is from completion. Each of the activity's steps are a breakdown of all tasks required to complete the activity. Steps can be assigned a numerical weight that shows the portion of an activity's total work that each step represents. The calculation is based on the relative weight of the completed steps compared to it's unweighted steps.

Step 1: Highlight the activity that you wish to track

Step 2: Add steps to the the activity. This is done manually or click the add from template button, which then triggers a list of pre-defined step templates

Step 3: Now that you have an activty with steps, access the project window from the activity bar

Step 4: Click the calculations tab in the project's details window

Step 5: Check the activty percent complete box and click yes to the prompt

Step 6: Navigate back to the activites window and click on the general tab

Step 7: Find the "use percent complete type" option and choose PHYSICAL

Step 8: Navigate to the steps tab and enter the relative weights for each step in the activity

Step 9: When a step is complete, update the weighted step's status by checking the box marked COMPLETE

Once you have completed a step, the activity's percent complete will change to reflect the step completed.

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