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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management

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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management

Overview of this book

In 2008 Oracle acquired Primavera Software, Inc., a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for project-intensive industries.Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member's needs, responsibilities, and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size, adapts to various levels of complexities within a project, and intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions, or skill levels in your organization and on your project team.Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management aims to show you all the features and functionality of the software thoroughly and clearly.With Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management, readers will master the core concepts of Primavera P6 and the new features associated with version 8.This book is divided into two sections, in the first section we learn the fundamental concepts behind managing projects which include organizing projects, adding activities and relationships, assigning roles and resources, scheduling a project, and much more. In the second section we cover portfolio management and how to make the best use of the web client that includes working with portfolios, portfolio analysis, portfolio capacity planning, ROI, tracking performance, and lots more.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management
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Graphical displays

In this section we will see the various graphical display option provided by the P6.

Pie charts

A pie chart is the simplest graph, displaying one dimension – the angle or "slice of the pie. There are only two things to select for the pie chart: the data to represent and the grouping of that data across projects in the portfolio, as shown in the following screenshot:

Color Theme can be Primary or Pastel colors.

Pie data label determines whether the data represented is labeled. For example, if the data is Current Budget then the pie data label will show the amount of the current budget in each grouping.

Group by label determines how and whether to label the groups. For example, when grouping by region, this determines whether the region names will be displayed.

Show Percentage determines whether the percentage of each grouping is displayed.

Show 3-D determines whether the pie is displayed face-on, or at an angle with a third dimension.

The following two images show the effect...