6-Activity Types in Oracle Primavera P6
Primavera P6 Activity Types
In oracle Primavera there are 6 types of activities, They are
· WBS summary
In this article i will explain you WBS Summary activity and in upcoming article I will explain rest of them, by doing this way it will be easy for you to read and follow
This is a special type of activity, where you don’t need to enter duration and relationship, this types of activities just copies its summary duration. Look at the image below
Total Slab Duration activity just copies 10 day duration from its summary 4th floor roof slab
Where do we use WBS Summary activity?
In primavera p6, resources needs to be assigned to each activity to calculate the cost, this type of estimate is called bottom-Up Estimation.
But in some project, budgets are allocated to packages. let me explain in lay-man language
You have an package called Excavation
Our management gives us $30000 to do complete excavation in 30 days. To get this cost in Primavera P6 you need to divide this cost and assign resources to Mass excavation, Manual excavation and Manual leveling activities.
Instead of assigning resources to 3 activities, you can create an activity called Excavation Package and convert its type to WBS summary, so that it copies duration of its summary package ie 30days
And you can now create just one resource which its price/unit is $1000/day and assign to wbs summary activity and it will calculate its total cost as $30000 (1000*30=$30000)
So if you don’t want to assign resources to each activities in primavera to calculate the budget, you can create wbs summary activity under each packages in your project and assign resource to it. Doing this way also you can monitor cost.
You can assign cost as adding resources or expenses, its your choice how you want it to be.
This is my ideas on WBS summary activity if you have any other opinion, please post it as comments we will have healthy discussions
Please hit below buttons to receive notifications on our latest articles