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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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Settings at the user level

These are set in the menu Administration | My Preferences in the web client. Note that there is no corresponding setting in the professional client.

There are three tabs with multiple sections under each to review and ensure they will affect scheduling in the way your organization prefers.


Even though these are user settings, they affect a schedule enough that they should be agreed upon and consistently used by all users in that database. A corporate standard should be documented and followed.

On the Global tab in My Preferences (web) or the User Settings (Optional Client/Pro), the following sections have an effect on scheduling:

  • General

  • Calculate performance and earned value information by cost or by labor units.

A fundamental decision must be made at your organization on how the project information will be reported in terms of progress in the schedule. One part of performance reporting is simply planned vs. actual, but overall it depends on the user preference Calculate...