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Mar
2010

Why WBS Summary Activities are King!

Given the choice, when a need arises in a project schedule for a summary level activity I always try to utilize WBS Summary activities over LOE”s.  Why is very simple….NO RELATIONSHIPS TO CREATE OR MAINTAIN.  Did you know that when you have an LOE that is Not Started and has an incorrect relationship with an underlying activity the Duration of the LOE, upon scheduling, reverts to zero, therefore, causing all Resource Budgeted Units assigned to the LOE to revert to zero!!  Did you also know that if you have an LOE that is In Progress and…

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Feb
2010
Comments Off on Where Did My Software Company Go?

Where Did My Software Company Go?

Almost since the inception of the invention of software itself M&A activity in the industry has been the norm not the exception. Great companies like Peoplesoft, Siebel, Mercury, Business Objects, and yes our very own Primavera have been gobbled up like plankton by the whales of the industry. IBM, Oracle, CA, Cisco, HP and Microsoft seemingly have an insatiable appetite for adding to their product portfolios. Once proud companies for which growth seemed to be unlimited are now adding profits to somebody elses’ bottom line. With the development of new technologies such as SaaS and Cloud Computing we will…

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Feb
2010
Comments Off on Primavera POINT is Gone-Decoding Oracle/Primavera’s Support Site

Primavera POINT is Gone-Decoding Oracle/Primavera’s Support Site

Primavera POINT is Gone-Decoding Oracle/Primavera’s Support Site

I feel like I’ve lost something. Something dear to me. Something I counted on and was always there. Some things you lose and you’re happy – like weight or an old boyfriend. Others, like your wallet or your retainer, cause total devastation. That’s how I feel about losing Primavera POINT. The first time I went out to the new Oracle/Primavera support site it was like starting middle school all over again.

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