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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management by Daniel L. Williams PhD, Elaine Britt Krazer

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Activity types

As mentioned earlier, one of the key settings you will select for each activity is the activity type. There are six different ways that activities can behave:

  • Start milestone
  • Finish milestone
  • Task dependent
  • Resource dependent
  • Level of Effort
  • WBS summary

    Tip

    Each of the following examples assume there are no constraints assigned to activities. It is a bad habit to rely on constraints as a substitute for schedule logic.

Start milestone

A milestone represents an activity which has no time associated with it, though it can have costs and a resource assigned as responsible for noting this activity as completed. Use these in the case where an activity needs to report when it starts, not its progress or finish date.

An example start milestone ...

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