This is an extension to our previous article regarding the DCMA 14 Point Check. The following method was used for Primavera P6 version 6.1, there was no other schedule analytical tool available so we developed a work around approach.
Open up the project for analysis in Primavera P6.
Select a critical activity that sits towards the front end of the critical path.
Extend this activity by a large quantity.
Schedule the project.
Analyse if the end date changes on the project.
In this example the end date changes which demonstrates that the Critical Path is working. This means that this project meets the DCMA criteria.
There are a further 13 checks prescribed by the DCMA which along with the Critical Path Test Check that will be detailed out in further supporting documentation and video tutorials at http://www.myxacom.com where knowledge is no weight to carry.