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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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A simple example

We will now create a simple and fictitious example to illustrate how the EPS, OBS, and WBS can work together to implement proper project security. If you are able to create your own copy of a blank P6 database, you are invited to follow along so that you can get a feel for this firsthand.

In this example, our company ACME Inc. has two employees, Alice and Bob, and two projects, Project A and Project B. They work with two subcontractors, Charlie and Diane, who only work on Project B, and who also work on separate parts of the project. Here are the people involved:

  • Alice: the owner of the company

  • Bob: the Project Manager for Project B

  • Charlie: Subcontractor working for Subcontractor 1

  • Diane: Subcontractor working for Subcontractor 2

Your EPS is simple – there is your company, ACME, at the root level and then two EPS nodes: one for internal projects and one for external projects.

Project A is an internal project and only one employee will be working on it. Project B has the subcontractors...