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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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Oracle Primavera P6 compared to other tools

In other software, an activity may be called a task, and even in P6 the two terms are often used interchangeably. Also in other systems, the activity is the lowest unit in the schedule, whereas Primavera has a feature called steps. These are basically a checklist for the activity and represent the lowest level of scope in a schedule.

Activity behaviour is a key differentiating factor among scheduling and project management tools on the market today. The limitations of some software is the biggest reason one tool is predominant in a specific industry more than another tool. While Oracle Primavera certainly has roots and a reputation in the Engineering and Construction industry, it is easily adopted in ...

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