5 Tips to Start Your Project Off Right

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Your company was awarded a contract to build a spectacular new project. But, you’ve been left in the lurch. Your boss said, “Here you go, Bob. Good luck!” Now you’ve got to deliver this project on time and within the budget set out in the contract. Here are a few tips to start your project […]

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Posted in P6, Primavera, Project Management

Customizing the Header and Footer for Printing Layouts

Written on . By Tracy Mah

The Page Setup settings provide a variety of options for customizing headers and footers for printing activity layouts and Gantt charts. This can be particularly useful when you have stakeholders, administration, and team members that all have to access and read these reports. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to customize headers […]

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Surprise…New Release P6 EPPM 15.1 Has Arrived!

Written on . By Tracy Mah

You’re probably wondering how jumping from 8.4 to 15.1 makes any sense at all! As we’ve all been speculating and anticipating Release 9 to come out for months now, Oracle has decided to not only give us some new updates, but to also change the numbering system of their releases for more consistency across the […]

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How to Keep Your Database Clean

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Unfortunately, many companies have not set up their security settings or a strict methodology for creating layouts, calendars, or activity codes. This tends to cause chaos in your database. Many times, we hear complaints about how they have so many duplicate projects, duplicate calendars, lists of layouts and so on. So what can you do […]

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Weighted Steps Template in EPPM and Physical % Complete

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Project managers go under fire from stakeholders and project sponsors when their project is late. Their P6 software is telling them that they are on-time but in reality they are behind schedule. So why is it happening so often? Because they are using objective opinions and updates from workers and contractors on-site who do not […]

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Posted in P6, Primavera, Project Management, Scheduling, Web Access

Hard and Soft Constraint Indicators in Web Access

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Constraints in P6 are used to control and adjust the schedule to meet real world requirements. You can use constraints to control the entire project (Project Constraints) or individual activities (Activity Constraints). Constraints can also be categorized as hard or soft. Hard Constraints are used to reflect real dates that must be met in the […]

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Posted in Free Resources, P6, Primavera, Project Management, Web Access

P6 SDK Import Tools

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Here are some useful P6 SDK import excel tools for those who are considering to install this feature with their P6 client. These tools will help speed up the project creation process by helping you mass import/export data for your WBS, EPS, project details, and activities. The native import/export features in P6 typically do not […]

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Posted in Database, Export/Import, Free Resources, P6, Primavera

The Damage Control Checklist for Project Schedules

Written on . By Tracy Mah

It just isn’t easy when you inherit a project in P6 with thousands upon thousands of activities and you’re the one asked to tidy things up and see why the schedule has not been calculated properly. Although it’s convenient to have limitless data storage in the software, the reality of cleaning up someone else’s mess […]

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The P6 EPPM Architecture: Simplified

Written on . By Tracy Mah

One of the first decisions to be made with P6 is how it will be set-up. Unlike most software, this one will not be the most intuitive. There are also different ways and combinations to deploy P6, but it will all depend on the business needs – both short term and long term. Project managers […]

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