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Tracy Mah

– Tracy has her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology, as well as her MBA. Along with her analytical background and managerial experience, she is now specialized in IT-related business management and consulting project work. With over 3 years at CPM, she is primarily responsible for training and consulting for Primavera P6 project management software. She has trained hundreds of clients and provided implementation work to companies.

Primavera P6 Calendars, Activity Durations and Hours per Time Period Explained

Written on . By Tracy Mah

After creating a calendar in Primavera P6, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the durations entered for the activities are correct. Project managers and schedulers may have encountered discrepancies with the length of their tasks, the calculated expected finish date and the budgeted resource hours for each activity. When creating a calendar, most […]

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Posted in Calendar, P6, Primavera, Resources

Using Stored Images in Primavera P6

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Stored images is a relatively new feature that was introduced in version 18 of Primavera P6. Prior to version 18, Primavera P6 did not have options for storing images, and users would have to insert their own images from an external source when preparing a print layout for a report. The introduction of the stored […]

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Posted in Free Resources, P6, Primavera, Project Management

Primavera P6 Virtual Training Options

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P6 Primavera for project management virtual training

Want to learn to use Oracle Primavera for project management? Whether you are a novice, or an experienced Primavera P6 user wanting to refresh your skill set, P6 Consulting Inc.’s Primavera P6 virtual training options are designed to help you succeed. Virtual P6 project management training is an option that allows you and your team […]

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Why Doesn’t Primavera P6 Show all Dropdown Menu Items?

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management Professional software makes it easy for you to manage a variety of complex projects. But in order to take full advantage of this project management solution, it’s good to take some time to tailor the interface to your needs.

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Posted in P6, Resources

Primavera P6 Professional ‘Open State’

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How do you know what project is open when you are in Primavera P6 Professional? There are three quick ways to find out which project(s) are currently open in the program. Check the Title Bar The first way to know which project you have open in Primavera P6 Professional is to check the Title bar […]

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P6 Consulting Inc. FAQs

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Wondering if Primavera P6 project management software is right for your organization? P6 Consulting can help. Below, find answers to some of our most-asked questions about the software and our training programs.

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Posted in P6, Primavera

What’s New with the Latest Release 18.8 of Oracle Primavera EPPM P6 Web Access and Professional

Written on . By Tracy Mah

In 2016, Oracle announced a planned depreciation of Java based plugin applets. One factor for this decision was because most of the major internet web browser vendors wanted to reduce the upkeep of plugin support in their products. They eventually wanted to remove the ability to embed Flash, Silverlight, Java and other plugin-based programs in […]

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Posted in News, P6, Primavera, Web Access

Part 3: Best Method to Import a Primavera P6 XML Project File

Written on . By Tracy Mah

This article is the last in a series of my research and testing of Oracle Primavera P6 XML exporting and importing of projects. If you haven’t read the first two blogs, please check them out: Part 1: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/the-advantages-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports-and-imports/ Part 2: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/part-2-how-to-make-the-most-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports/ We’ve learned so far that Primavera P6 XML project exports and imports have many advantages over […]

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Posted in Export/Import, P6, Primavera

Part 2: How to Make the Most of Primavera P6 XML Exports

Written on . By Tracy Mah

I recently wrote an article on the Advantages of Primavera P6 XML Exports and Imports where I pointed out quite a few advantages to using XML exports and imports over XER files. I also mentioned there were a couple problems that may discourage people from switching to XML. The two biggest shortcomings are XML files […]

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Posted in Export/Import, P6, Primavera