Oracle P6 v8.2 EPPM Deployment Hurdles Part 1 – TNSNAMES.ORA Before software can be used for its intended purpose, some poor soul has to install and configure it… You’ve just entered the Geek Zone. Any typical scheduler might ask “What the heck kind of a word is tnsnames and what does it have to do with project management scheduling?” Somebody obviously needs to ‘buy’ a vowel or two. Second part first – If you have ever installed Primavera, you have probably experienced the woes of seeing the “Connection Unsuccessful” screen when configuring a database alias….Read More...
As with any user conference, there was some insight as to the future of Oracle Primavera’s Contract Management (PCM). Many exciting things are in PCM v14.1, which is scheduled to be released in the second half of CY 2012. The big item will be the availability of PCM via tablets and smart phones. Unlike the P6 application, this is to include Apple, Android and Blackberry. The focus will be on the field users, naturally. Planned modules will include Daily Reports, Requests for Information (RFI’s), as well as, Submittals and Punchlists. Additional functionality around Issues, Companies,…Read More...
P6 is an enterprise application whether you are purchasing one license or ten. There are many factors to be considered when installing the product. Do I want a stand-alone install? Do I want to take advantage of the web features? Do I have an Oracle database or SQL? Is my system 32 bit or 64 bit? Which operating system am I using? Am I installing a “Typical” or “Standalone” version and is it P6 v7 or P6 v8.2? Which Java JDK is installed and to what Home location should the oracle software be pointed to…Read More...
So you schedule your project and things look great and you’re even finishing sooner than you thought! Unfortunately, upon closer examination, you realize that your durations don’t seem to be matching up with your finish dates, so it looks like you are finishing each activity earlier than you should be. What’s going on? In this scenario, you are likely displaying your activity durations in days. We all know that a “day” on one assigned activity calendar may translate to 8 hours, while on another calendar it may be 10 hours. And we’re all ecstatic that…Read More...
Graneda Dynamic has been the leading Project Management Graphics tool for more than 25 years. Now Graneda Dynamic supports the Oracle Primavera P6 product. With the ability to view Network Diagrams, Gantt Charts and Work Breakdown/Organizations Breakdown Diagrams, Graneda Dynamic is an essential tool for all organizations using Oracle Primavera. Network Diagram The Graneda Dynamic network diagrams are Best in Class because of their optimized node arrangement and minimum crossing of relationships. Grouping of activities by time orientation is also a key feature that is found in very few Project Management graphics products. Gantt Chart Although…Read More...
When the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) looks for expert advice regarding Oracle Primavera solutions, they turn to Ohio’s only certified Oracle Partner specialized in Primavera P6 EPPM – Critical Business Analysis, Inc. (CBA). We were asked by the OCA, due to our involvement with ODOT and ODOT contractors…Read More...