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A Primer on Activity Percent Complete in Primavera P6

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A Primer on Activity Percent Complete in Primavera P6

ACTIVITY PERCENT COMPLETE TYPES IN PRIMAVERA P6

Activity Percent Complete is an activity level setting in Primavera P6 that is utilized to update the amount of work completed on an activity. You can assign the default Percent Complete type at the project level but it can be overridden at the activity level.  Procedures for updating the status of an activity are governed by the Activity Percent Complete type.

This Primavera P6 Professional blog provides a description of each Percent Complete type as well as demonstration videos.

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This Primavera P6 Professional blog provides a description of each Percent Complete type as well as demonstration videos.

There are three possible Activity Percent Complete types:

Duration Percent Complete:

  • Used to record progress based on remaining duration
  • This is the default Percent Complete type
  • Activity effort is duration driven
  • Duration Percent Complete equals [(original duration –remaining duration)/original duration]*100
  • Enter the following to update an activity using Duration Percent Complete:
    • Remaining duration or Duration Percent Complete
    • Actual Resource Units

The following video provides a video demonstration of how to calculate Duration Percent Complete.

Units Percent Complete:

  • Units Percent Complete is used when the activity progress should be calculated based upon the resource assignment’s Actual Units and At Completion Units.
  • Units Percent Complete is calculated as Units Percent Complete = Actual Units/At Completion *100
  • To update the progress of an activity using Units Percent Complete, enter the following:
    • Resource Actual Units
    • Resource Remaining Units (Remaining Duration is calculated based upon Remaining Units/Units per Time)

This video provides a demonstration of calculating Units Percent Complete

Physical Percent Complete

  • Physical Percent Complete is manually entered by the user and reflects the actual work accomplished on the activity.
  • Perform the following to status an activity using Physical Percent Complete:
    • Enter Physical Percent Complete
    • Enter Remaining Duration
    • Enter Actual Units for each resource.

Click here for a demonstration of Physical Percent Complete

Physical Percent Complete with Weighted Steps:

  • You can setup Activity Steps to divide the work into smaller increments or checklists and then track the completion of those steps.
  • Assign weights to the activity steps to drive the Physical Percent Complete of the activity.

Click here for a demonstration of Physical Percent Complete with Weighted Steps

Knowing how to calculate Activity Percent Complete is very important when using Earned Value techniques. The video demonstrations in this blog are taken from our self paced Primavera training courses. Earned Value Management topics are covered in detail in our P6 advanced online course. Click here to view the new dates for our  live-virtual Primavera training classes.

1 Comment

  1. Bashar Reply

    Dear Sirs,

    Thank you very much, you make it very easy..

    Bashar Hussein
    Iraq, Baghdad

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