Claim Digger Baseline Schedule V.S Revised Schedule Comparison Tool

Claim Digger Baseline Schedule V.S Revised Schedule Comparison Tool

Claim DiggerWhat is the purpose of claim digger in Primavera P6. Read more ... » is one of primaveraUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... » software built in tools:

P6How to read primavera time schedule for Engineers and Project Managers. Read more ... » ClaimDelay impact analysis using project reflections and claim digger in Primavera P6.. Read more ... » DiggerDelay impact analysis using project reflections and claim digger in Primavera P6.. Read more ... » is very useful tool to find difference between two versions of scheduleWhy Project management and project management plan. Read more ... » or Baseline Schedules V.S Revised Schedules using primavera P6Differences Between Primavera P6 and MS Project in planning. Read more ... » without any additional software required.


First let me explain what is the benefit of using Primavera P6 Built in tool Claim Digger. Mainly the The Clam Digger is comparing two schedules and find out what is the difference between two of them, Differences are identified as per the following terms:

Claim Digger
Claim Digger

1- Total FloatUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... »

2- Calendar Name

3- Free FloatProject Management General Definitions. Read more ... »

4- Critical ActivitiesL1-Create,Define Activities and WBS from Bill of Quantities BOQ. Read more ... »

5- ActivityWhat are activity duration types and their use in Primavera P6.. Read more ... » Name

6- WBSL1-Create,Define Activities and WBS from Bill of Quantities BOQ. Read more ... » Name

7- WBS Code

8- Primary Constraint Type

9- Primary Constraint Date

10- ActualHow primavera calculates dates of those activities whose predecessor has the actual start or actual finish.. Read more ... » Expense CostAdd cost to all primavera activities from excel with Vlookup. Read more ... »

11- Remaining Expense Cost

12- At Completion Expense Cost

13- BudgetedHow to monitor budgeted and actual cost in Primavera p6.. Read more ... » Expense Cost

14- Planned FinishCreate Gantt Chart and cash flow using excel with sample file. Read more ... » Date

15- Early FinishHow primavera calculates dates of those activities whose predecessor has the actual start or actual finish.. Read more ... » Date

16- Early StartUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... » Date

17- Actual Start Date

18- Late FinishUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... » Date

19- Late StartUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... » Date

20- Planned StartCreate Gantt Chart and cash flow using excel with sample file. Read more ... » Date

21- Actual Finish Date

22- Original Duration

23- Actual Duration

24- Remaining Duration

25- At Completion Duration

26- Actual CostEVM earned value management. Read more ... »

27- At Completion Cost

28- Expense Percent CompleteOracle primavera p6 different between activity percent complete. Read more ... »

29- Price Per Unit

30- Budgeted Cost

31- Remaining Cost

32- Activity Percent Complete

33- Duration Percent CompleteOracle primavera p6 different between activity percent complete. Read more ... »

34- Physical Percent CompleteOracle primavera p6 different between activity percent complete. Read more ... »

35- Units Percent CompleteOracle primavera p6 different between activity percent complete. Read more ... »

36- Actual Labor Units

37- Budgeted Labor Units

38- At Completion Labor Units

39- Remaining Labor Units

40- Activities Added/Deleted

40.1- The following Activities have been added to the project

40.2- The following Activities have been deleted from the project

41- Activity Code Assignments Added/Deleted

42- Relationship Differences (PredecessorHow primavera calculates dates of those activities whose predecessor has the actual start or actual finish.. Read more ... » / Successor Relationships added or Deleted)

43- At Completion Units

44- Budgeted Units

45- Remaining Units

46- Remaining Units Per Time

47- Actual Units

48- Budgeted Duration

49- Remaining Duration

50- Resource Assignments Added/Deleted

51- Activity Steps

WoW… Do not you think it is an amazing tool ??!! , It will spot any variance between two versions in the schedule.


When you should useWhat are activity duration types and their use in Primavera P6.. Read more ... » Claim Digger, Applications of using This tool :

1- When you receive a new version of the time scheduleWhy Project management and project management plan. Read more ... » from the contractor, Then you should use Claim Digger to check what has been changed on the schedule.

2- When you Receive an update of the time schedule, you should check that nothing changed from the baseline original duration, relationships and constrains.

3- Before submitting your schedule to the client after new revision or update, just run fast check to ensure that noting went wrong.


How to work with Claim Digger Step by Step :

1- open claim digger from primavera p6 tools menu as per the following photo:

Primavera P6 Menu
Primavera P6 Menu

2- Select the Revised schedule and the Project ScheduleProject Management General Definitions. Read more ... » Baseline (The two versions of the schedules you want to compare) as per the following photo :

Revised Schedule V.S Baseline Schedule
Revised Schedule V.S Baseline Schedulewhat is the time schedule and what is the types of the schedules. Read more ... »

3- Click on Advanced Options to choose what is the output values you want to see in the report.

Note: you can choose Group Report by Activity in the advanced setting if you want primavera to group all the terms i mentioned above (what ever you choose from the 51 term mentioned above) by activity.

Claim Advanced Options
Claim Advanced Options

 


4- Choose the report format (HTML or CSV)

The HTML format will be opened by any explorer such as Firefox, chrome or Microsoft Internet explorer14 steps to create cash flow from primavera with sample file. Read more ... »

Digger options
Digger options

 


5- Click compare to run the Software

 

Compare two schedules
Compare two schedules

 


6- SampleCreate Gantt Chart and cash flow using excel with sample file. Read more ... » of Claim Digger Reports:

A- HTML Report

Compare two projects schedules HTML Report
Compare two projects schedules HTML Report

 

B: CVS Report

 

Compare two projects schedules CVS- EXCEL Report
Compare two projects schedules CVS- EXCELPMP Road Map template. Read more ... » Report

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Comments (2)

  • ASIFAKHTER Reply

    It is so rewarding when a qualified professional like you takes the time to give back to the planning field in this manner—and I feel very lucky to be the one receiving the benefit of your project management and planning experience through your website.

    Nov 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm
  • Omar Hali Reply

    Thanks a lot for these explanation and please keep on

    Mar 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

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