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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 and scheduling best practices

To understand the most basic element of the schedule, we should first agree on the best practices. Under the conditions of these best practices, Oracle Primavera performs at its best:

  • The schedule should follow the rules of a Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule. In such a schedule there is a list of all activities required to complete the project. Each activity has a duration to complete, and each activity has at least one predecessor and one successor relationship. The Start Project Milestone and Finish Project Milestone are the only exceptions to this rule. This creates a relationship-driven schedule in which one set of activities will be the longest path and the earliest the product can be delivered. ...

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