In this month’s Tips & Tricks, we will examine the Global Change function. Global Changes can be a very powerful addition to a Planner’s toolkit to quickly and effectively make changes in a single, or in multiple, projects.
Global Changes can modify a Project in ways that may be difficult to undo so, as a precaution, you should always test the Global Change on a “What if” or Reflection Project first.
Global Changes in combination with User Defined Fields can be very effective for calculating values from the many system fields available in P6. Another useful attribute is to use Global Changes to set flags for Traffic Light Reports.
Global Changes can be used in three functional areas: Activities data, Activity Resource Assignments and Project Expenses. Below is a simple process to follow when creating and using Global Changes which will ensure that your Production Projects do not end up with erroneous data updates.