Chapter 51

Primavera P6

Abstract

This chapter presents briefly the evolution of project management software from the early systems to current solutions. It then goes into a high-level description of Oracle Primavera P6 functionality, including planning, data structuring, resource analysis, baselines, tracking progress, earned value analysis, and risk management. It then describes role-based access and how this involves more people in the project management process, improving data quality and reporting. The reader is finally taken step by step through planning, execution, and control of a project using P6. This last part describes creating a project, building the WBS, adding activities, building the logic, scheduling, assigning resources and costs, ...

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