How to Add Labor Resources in Primavera P6
Resources in Primavera P6 include labor, materials and equipment that are used to perform activities within a project. These resources are often time-based and rates can vary over the life of a project.
Primavera P6 supports resources by categorizing them as labor (people), non-labor (machinery or equipment) or Materials. Labor resources can include trade skills or individuals. Skilled specialist resources are often required on a project to complete specific activities. For example, on a forthcoming construction project, a contract tiler will be required to perform the realignment of the tiles on the building.
This skilled specialist resource most likely will have a different daily rate to the laborer digging the footings for the project. When resources are added to the resources table it is important to reflect this by correctly adding the Max/Units and Price/Unit depending upon the skill of the tradesperson or specialist.
Labor resources are often reviewed by the Resource Manager or Project Manager to ensure that they aren’t over-allocated or under-allocated, as this may have a detrimental effect on the project outcome. Maintaining a successful project is paramount, for the customer and stakeholders alike, therefore labor resources must adequately support activities.
We recently published an article on ‘How to Add Labour Resources in Primavera P6’, where we discussed two different ways on how to add resources to a schedule, and you can read that here.
Following the publication of this article, we were contacted by a few folks who would like to see this process in action. In appreciation of these folks’ requests, we have produced a short video that you can view below. We show the two different options of allocating labor resources in Primavera P6 along with a few tips and hints about this process.
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