Settings at the activity level

Last but certainly not least, the activity level settings are paramount for schedule calculations. Most people know the activity settings and forget to look into all other settings when dates do not seem to calculate as expected.

Activities are the major component of a schedule, and there are several aspects to each activity that must be considered. Activity components can be categorized as Mandatory or Optional, and several of them together represent the chain that affects dates in P6.

Activity components that affect schedule calculation:

MANDATORY

Affects Dates

OPTIONAL

Affects Dates

WBS and OBS

 

Expenses

 

Activity ID and Description

 

Steps

 

Activity Type

Yes

Notebooks/Feedback

 

Duration

Yes

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