Author Archive

Construction Projects: Failures and Remedies

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Guest Author: Vivien Goldstrong  The construction industry is one of the most important, crucial and on-going industries in the world. With the continuous increase of population, construction projects are essential for providing homes, work places, underground transportation and homes’ essential facilities (such as: water, gas, electricity, drainage, etc ). Furthermore, the construction industry holds the record […]

Read More

Posted in Project Management

What You Need to Know about Oracle’s Critical Patch Update (CPU) Program

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Oracle's Critical Patch Update Program

Oracle releases the latest version of your Oracle Primavera P6 product suite through My Oracle Support.  In addition, Oracle releases quarterly Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) to fix security vulnerabilities in your software product. It is important to review these patches when released to monitor your Oracle product’s security risks. To save you time and effort, Oracle […]

Read More

Posted in Installation/Admin, Primavera

Free 30-Day Trial of P6 Included in Every Training Course

Written on . By CPM Solutions

We are very excited to announce that every student registered in one of our Primavera P6 training courses will receive a free 30-day trial of Oracle Primavera P6 Professional (Windows) Client and Web Client. After completing an in-class, virtual, or online training course, students can practice the lessons, exercises, and case studies from their course […]

Read More

Posted in Free Resources, P6, Primavera

A Need for Risk Mitigation Through the Decades Point to One Thing – STOworx

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Since 1857, when asked what the most challenging thing about planning and executing industry shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages the answer is invariably risk mitigation. Whether it’s the risk associated with scope of work, budget, or timeline, or whether it’s the risk associated with social responsibility, this is for certain – without best-practices, good data, and document […]

Read More

Posted in P6, Partners, STO Navigator

Release 16.1 of EPPM Gives P6 Web a New Look

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Oracle released the latest version of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM), release 16.1, and has given P6 Web a facelift. As promised, Oracle is gradually removing the Java applets needed to load pages in P6 Web. This means users will not need to install or update Java plugins or wait for pages to […]

Read More

Posted in News, P6, Primavera

New Release of Project Tracker Brings Earned Value Reporting to the Next Level

Written on . By CPM Solutions

In our last article, we introduced how you can create s-curves easily for project reporting in Project Tracker. In March, Willmer Ltd. released the latest version of Project Tracker Ver. 3, featuring new Earned Value Reporting and Project Dashboards. Other great new features include Project Quality Reports, Project Text Reports, and improved Gantt Chart functionality. […]

Read More

Posted in P6

Quick Tip: Use Fill-Down to Save Time

Written on . By CPM Solutions

We’ve all been there before. Adding the same code, resource, calendar or value to activities in a row or throughout the project. It’s dull, constant, and time consuming. Hours are wasted assigning data to activities that could be done in minutes. In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Fill-Down feature that will […]

Read More

Posted in Activity Codes, P6, Primavera

FREE DOWNLOAD – Building Dashboards E-Book

Written on . By CPM Solutions

As technologies became more sophisticated, so did client’s requests for all-in-one software solutions. Oracle responded to this request with the addition of portfolios and dashboards in Primavera EPPM release 8.0. Although they were available in previous versions, it wasn’t until release 8.0 that portfolios and dashboards became truly functional. Since that release, Oracle has improved […]

Read More

Posted in Free Resources, P6, Web Access

8 Free Layouts for Earned Value Analysis

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Since we posted a free Earned Value Cheat Sheet to download this week, we’re following up by providing you with earned value layouts that you can quickly import into your Primavera P6 database. We decided to set-up the layouts by separating the cost and labor unit columns for each calculation. You’ll notice that the layouts […]

Read More

Posted in Export/Import, Free Resources, Layouts, P6

FREE DOWNLOAD – Earned Value Cheat Sheet

Written on . By CPM Solutions

Earned Value is consistently monitored during a project to check that the schedule, costs, and resources are meeting baseline or budgeted amounts. For example, you might want to assess how efficiently funds are being used. For every $1 spent, the project is receiving $X worth of work. You would want to use the Cost Performance […]

Read More

Posted in Earned Value, Free Resources, P6