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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

EPPM Web Client overview

When you log into P6 Web Client, you will see a screen similar to that shown in the following screenshot:

The screen can be divided into four main areas:

  1. Application menus

  2. Tabs

  3. Modules

  4. screen

Application menus

The Application menus are always present. Administer lets you manage your own application settings. If you have the right privileges, then you may also use this menu to access application-level settings and data.

Print will print the current screen. In Appendix B, Reporting, we will discuss screen printing and reporting in more detail.

The Help menu offers three options:

  • P6 Help is a set of web documents describing how to use P6. The content of that help is much like the content of this book.

  • P6 Library is a set of web documents that describe how to set up and administer P6.

  • Support takes you to the main website for Oracle Support.

Logout logs you out of the system and returns you to the main login screen.


The tabs across the upper left side of the page are always...