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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 6. Resources

Resources are the entities that make the activities happen. They are the people doing the work, the equipment used, and the materials consumed. You can make a schedule without resources, using only activities and the logical dependencies of the activities. However, it is typically the resources in a project that are most limited, and lack of resources is a prime reason that projects are delayed.

In this chapter we will see how resources are used in P6. This will cover:

  • Resources

  • Roles

  • Teams

  • Resource assignments

  • Resource curves

  • Calendars

This chapter will focus on the fundamentals behind setting up and using resources and roles using the Professional client. Chapter 16, Resource Management, will discuss the many tools available for managing resource and roles across your project and across your enterprise.