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P6-QA Tool - Automated Quality Control for Your Primavera P6 Schedule and Processes
2015-07-19 14:16:13
Bob Throndson
Unimaple Technology Ltd.

When P6 users collaborating on a project come from diverse backgrounds with varying skill levels, ensuring business processes and schedules are built to your quality standards can be a real challenge. To ensure schedules are well developed and provide a dependable reflection of a workable project plan, expensive third party consultants are often hired to oversee or critique P6 schedules, particularly when a project gate is pending.

Furthermore, to ensure business process adherence within a department or business unit, senior schedulers and lead project controls team members spend significant amounts of their time auditing and reporting on quality standard adherence, often using expensive external systems that can become hard to keep up-to-date with real-time data.


Emerald’s P6-QA tool removes the burden of manual schedule and business process analysis by automatically identifying deficiencies in Primavera P6 schedules based on scheduling best practices, industry standards such as the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) 14-point assessment, and user introduced business process requirements.

Analysis and feedback are available at all levels in Primavera P6 including:

  • Project

  • WBS

  • Activities

  • Resource Assignments

  • Expenses

  • Steps

Out-of-the-box validation examples include:

  • Missing logic

  • Lead/lag checks

  • Float checks

  • Duration checks

  • Missing resource/cost assignment

In addition to out of-the-box scheduling quality validations, user driven monitoring can be added to improve business process adherence by project type, geographical region, organizational maturity, etc.


The P6-QA tool is unlike other third party Primavera schedule validation tools because it seamlessly integrates directly into Primavera P6 itself, allowing for the improvement of project management skills and scheduling quality in real-time. The P6-QA tool can be run at a preset interval such as weekly or monthly, or on an as-needed frequency to maximize your P6 schedulers’ ability to self-critique and ensure effective quality control and ongoing user-driven improvements.

With the P6-QA tool, quality schedule creation and execution will improve your team’s speed and accuracy in delivering and updating P6 schedules and decrease your reliance on costly outside consultants to do schedule checks and reviews.

Emerald’s P6-QA tool is the most cost effective tool to empower your scheduling team, refine scheduling quality and improve business process adherence.

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