Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 8 to 19 PPM Professional
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Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 8 to 19 PPM Professional

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The book is packed with screen shots, constructive tips and contains workshops with solutions at the end of each chapter for the reader to practice the skills taught. It has been written so it may be used with either the Professional Project Management Client version or the Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Optional Client.
The book is aimed at:
* People who wish learn the software but are unable to attend a training course and find the software reference manual hard going.
* Project management companies who wish to run their own software training courses or provide their employees with an alternative text to the vendor supplied user manual.
* Training organizations requiring a training manual to run their own training courses.

Primavera Systems Inc. originally asked the author to write this book and this publication is ideal for people who would like to gain an understanding of how the software operates up to an intermediate level. It covers only Primavera Versions 8, 15 and 16 Professional Client and Optional Client. It explains some of the differences from SureTrak, P3, Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject to assist people converting form other products.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 23.11mm | 1,038.73g
  • Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • 710
  • 1925185729
  • 9781925185720

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
2 CREATING A PROJECT PLAN
3 STARTING UP AND NAVIGATION
4 CREATING A NEW PROJECT
5 DEFINING CALENDARS
6 CREATING A PRIMAVERA PROJECT WBS
7 ADDING ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZING UNDER THE WBS
8 FORMATTING THE DISPLAY
9 ADDING RELATIONSHIPS
10 ACTIVITY NETWORK VIEW
11 CONSTRAINTS
12 GROUP, SORT AND LAYOUTS
13 FILTERS
14 PRINTING, REPORTS AND VISUALIZER
15 SCHEDULING OPTIONS AND SETTING A BASELINE
16 UPDATING AN UNRESOURCED SCHEDULE
17 USER AND ADMINISTRATION PREFERENCES AND SCHEDULING OPTIONS
18 CREATING ROLES AND RESOURCES
19 ASSIGNING ROLES, RESOURCES AND EXPENSES
20 RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION
21 UPDATING A RESOURCED SCHEDULE
22 OTHER METHODS OF ORGANIZING PROJECT DATA
23 GLOBAL CHANGE
24 MANAGING THE ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENT
25 MULTIPLE PROJECT SCHEDULING
26 UTILITIES
27 EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT WITH P6
28 WHAT IS NEW IN P6 VERSIONS 8.1 to 15.2
29 TOPICS NOT COVERED IN THIS PUBLICATION
30 INDEX
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Review quote

The latest release of the Oracle Primavera P6 PPM manual adds to the already impressive collection of project management concepts and project management software training manuals written by Paul Harris. The Oracle Primavera P6 PPM manual expands the previous version of the book to create a comprehensive guide for creating and managing projects using the P6 PPM client. The book follows a logical approach to project schedule development, enabling the user to progress from the definition of project attributes, to the definition of WBS, activities and relationship, and the subsequent creation of resource assignment and the development of the project coding structures. Common to other guides written by Paul, the manual allows the user to learn through self- paced training as well as allowing the content to be delivered in a classroom workshop environment. The extent of the material covered by the book ensures that the manual remains a source of useful reference even after the initial training has been completed. Paul's many years of experience as project controls practitioner is reflected in the content of the book, with informative tips on the practical use the software features incorporated throughout the book's chapters. I recommend Paul's book to anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge about Oracle Primavera P6 application. The presence of Paul's books in many organisations focused on successful project delivery is recognition of their value to all project management practitioners. Jan Hanak, Managing Director, Keen Science Pty Ltd. The P6 PPM Manual by Paul Harris is a well-crafted guide into the concepts and functionality of Oracle Primavera P6. The manual contains 30 chapters of essential information that P6 users will require to get the most out of this complex scheduling tool. It makes the critical distinction between planning and tracking a non-resourced and a resourced plan and explains the necessary processes in a clear and concise manner. Most chapters are reinforced with a workshop and this gives students the all-important "hands on" time with the software. I believe that this is the best way to understand and learn a new software tool and the workshop data is practical and relevant. The P6 topics are introduced in a logical manner that follows the PMBOK Project Lifecycle stages. Once the P6 interface is understood, the process of building a project is undertaken. The main deliverables are defined in the WBS, the work is broken down into activities, logic is added, calendars are defined and scheduling is undertaken. There are a considerable number of preferences and settings that influence the scheduling calculations and all are explained in a timely and precise fashion. I have been teaching Primavera scheduling to a wide range of industries for over 10 years and I believe that Paul's training material offers the best combination of functional and practical training, delivered in a style that is easy to comprehend. Tom Grant MSc BSc, Principal, TAG Consultancy.
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About Paul E Harris

Paul Harris holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering obtained in the UK and is a Certified Cost Engineer through AACEI International, a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner and a "Managing Successful Programmes" Registered Practitioner. He has worked in the project controls industry for a number of years and has assisted many companies in a range of industries to set up and run project controls systems. His Melbourne, Australia based company, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, offers project controls consulting and training services worldwide with a strong focus on Microsoft Project and Primavera software.
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