Figure 2 Modify Global Change
Figure 2 Modify Global Change

In a large and complex project schedule, a large number of changes and assignments to activities may take a long time. Oracle Primavera P6 Global Change tool enables to modify some significant features and components of the activities. For example, Activity types, resource assignments, calendars, budgeted units or other elements can be changed easily and quickly. From this aspect, Oracle Primavera P6 Global Change is a great tool for time-saving that enables you to make global adjustments in a short span of time without changing the activities one by one. This short tutorial demonstrates how to change the budgeted units by using the Oracle Primavera P6 Global Change tool.


Oracle Primavera P6 Global Change

In order to use the Oracle Primavera P6 Global Change tool, select Tools | Global Change from the main drop-down menu at the top of the screen.

This will display the Global Change window in the below figure, Figure 1.

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Click on the “New” button and select the “Activity Resource Assignments” for the Select Subject Area. Type the Global Change Name as “Resource Assignment”, Figure 2.


Figure 2 Modify Global Change
Figure 2 Modify Global Change

In this simple example, we will multiply the budgeted units of the selected resources by three.

Set the parameter to ‘Any of the following’, and select the resources to multiply the budgeted units of them, Figure 3.

Figure 3 Select Resources
Figure 3 Select Resources

Now, click on the “Then “ section and click “Add” to define the parameters. Set the parameter to budgeted units and select the operator to multiply, Figure 4.

Figure 4 Defining Parameters
Figure 4 Defining Parameters

Then, click OK and turn back to the Global Change window. Click the “Apply Change” button and see the new budgeted units, Figure 5.

Figure 5 Global Change Report
Figure 5 Global Change Report

If the calculations are correct, click the Commit Changes button on the bottom.

Summary




Global Change is a very useful tool to make changes especially in large and complex projects. Many necessary calculations can be done by the help of the parameters defined in the “Modify Global Change” window. The subject areas for the assignments can be activities, activity resource assignments, and project expenses.

See Also

Primavera P6 Tutorial

Resource Leveling

Primavera P6

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. That is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Short but very precise information? Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

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