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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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Importing in the Professional Client

To import using the client, choose the Import/Export function from the File menu on the Projects screen.


There are four formats to choose from.

  • XER Format: The Primavera native format appends each exported file with a .XER. So any file ending in .XER was exported from Primavera. If you choose to import a .XER/Primavera file, select the first radio button then click on the Next button in the import wizard. No version needs to be referenced upon import as all current and previous versions are supported.

  • Primavera XML Format: Choose the second radio button if your original file is in .XML format that was created by another Primavera user.

  • XLS Format: Choose the third button for files coming from MS Excel or other spreadsheet program that created the .XLS file.

  • P3 Format: The fourth radio button is for files generated by the P3 product. This selection will appear unavailable or grayed out if P3 is not installed on the same computer and appropriately licensed...