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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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Updating project status

Statusing refers to the practice of applying actual dates, costs, and hours to the project. This is when your planned schedule begins to reflect what actually happened on the project. This can mean simply updating actual start and/or finish dates and remaining durations for activities, or updating hours worked and remaining hours for resources, or updating completed activity percentage. But often the situation is more complicated than that and a number of questions must be considered:

  • Who will perform the updates?
  • How will the data be entered?
  • How often will updates take place?
  • What metrics will be used so that all team members view project status in the same way?

The answers to these questions will vary widely between companies, ...

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