Primavera P6 Training: How to Use Weighted Steps in P6
Primavera P6 Training
In today’s tutorial, we are going to discuss one of our older training videos that outlines how to use 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 can be done manually or by clicking the add from template button, which will trigger a list of pre-defined list of step templates
Note: When each step is completed, the activity’s percentage complete changes to reflect the completion each individual weighted step
Step 3: Now that you have an activty with steps, access the project window from the activity bar
Step 4: Click on the calculations tab in the project’s details window
Step 5: Check the activty percent complete box and answer 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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