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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
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 3. Organizing your Projects with EPS, OBS, and WBS

In this chapter we start with the big picture – how will you organize your projects and your people, and how will you organize the work within the projects themselves? This organization may be quite simple for a small company that is only managing a handful of simple projects. However, for larger companies, organizing can become quite complex. Fortunately, P6 can handle a wide range of user needs. In this chapter we will go through the basic elements of project structure:

  • Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)

  • Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

By the end of this chapter readers should feel comfortable designing and setting up EPS, OBS, and WBS for their own systems.

Note

The industry standard term is Enterprise Breakdown Structure, or EBS. However, in P6, this is called Enterprise Project Structure or EPS.