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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management by Daniel L. Williams PhD, Elaine Britt Krazer

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P6 core concepts

What is P6? At its heart, P6 is an application for scheduling projects. Yet as we mentioned earlier, what a project means can vary greatly. And though the end product is varied, every project shares some common characteristics:

  • There are deliverables (what the customer is paying for)
  • There is scope of work to meet the requirements of the deliverables
  • There is the management of:
    • Time
    • Cost
    • Resources (people, materials, and equipment)
    • Communication among the project team
    • Project Documentation
    • Risks
    • Purchases

Project Management Life Cycle

A project has many phases, and these phases can be grouped in many ways using different terminologies and methodologies. One widely used and generally accepted categorization is as follows:

  • Initiation – deciding ...

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