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June 2013
  • P6 Project Collaboration Using Different Databases
    in P6, Project Management

    P6 Project Collaboration Using Different Databases

    by Michelle Smith

    P6 Project Collaboration Using Different Databases They won’t give you access to their Primavera P6 database, so how can you update status on your activities in your database and still preserve their information during the import? In the ideal world, all parties involved would work in the same database and program security would allow access to only the activities that each user needs or each sub could have their own project with just their activities that include relationship ties to other projects.  But the solution is not so straightforward when database access is not granted….

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    Apr
    2010
  • in P6, Project Management

    Why WBS Summary Activities are King!

    by Marc Bobby

    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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    Mar
    2010
  • in P6, Project Management

    Where Did My Software Company Go?

    by Pat Serafino

    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
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  • in P6, Project Management

    Is it Schedule Integration or Herding Cats?

    by Marc Bobby

    If you have ever attempted to bring together project Schedules from multiple groups into one cohesive Master Schedule then you understand what is meant by the term “Herding Cats”.

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    Feb
    2010
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  • Primavera POINT is Gone-Decoding Oracle/Primavera’s Support Site
    in P6, Project Management

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

    by Michelle Smith

    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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    Feb
    2010
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