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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
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The single pool of enterprise resources in P6 represents all people who will be working on projects. This is not the same as a Functional Organization Chart or payroll list, as the resources represent only the people assigned to work on projects.

Loading a schedule with resources and/or roles provides a number of benefits, such as:

  • Potential head counts over time so that the project is properly staffed and funded

  • Better coordination between the Human Resources department and the project group, based on valid forecasts that support the Project Staffing Plan

  • Physical space or through-put overloads can be more easily forecast and proactively addressed

  • Earned value can be more accurately measured according to industry standards

  • Identification of many risks associated with limited resources/roles, such as vacations, hunting season, and weather impacts

You can view resources by clicking on the icon, or by choosing Enterprise | Resources from the main menu.

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