Construction Projects: Failures and Remedies

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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 […]

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The Benefits of a Database Driven Project Management Solution

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There are more and more project management tools becoming available as online services or as software packages. They offer the same service as each other – to plan and manage your project with ease. You may be wondering why you would choose Primavera P6 over other project management tools for scheduling your projects. It is because […]

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S-Curves Made Easy with Project Tracker

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S-curves are an important tool for any project manager because they track the project visually over time. The ability to visually analyze progress allows project managers to make projections and adjustments to schedules by identifying growth, deviations, and potential problems. If you are using Primavera P6, Asta Project, or MS Project, there is an extremely […]

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Posted in P6, Partners, Project Management

5 Tips to Start Your Project Off Right

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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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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

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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

The Damage Control Checklist for Project Schedules

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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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Posted in P6, Primavera, Project Management, Scheduling

Dynamic Scheduling Methodology (DSM) with Primavera P6

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Just recently, our partner/STO specialist, Ej (Ted) Lister of STONavigator, developed a whitepaper on Dynamic Scheduling Methodology for Primavera P6. Ted discusses the context of DSM and key benefits, highlighting from his own extensive knowledge and experience of the industries he has worked in. In this paper, Ted also explains the 3 Principles of a […]

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Posted in Free Resources, News, P6, Project Management, Resources, Scheduling, STO Navigator

My Baseline Capture Does Not Match the Data on My Schedule

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The out-of-sync baseline is actually a common issue that you will run into once you get comfortable scheduling and start getting more experience using Oracle’s Primavera P6 software. This was actually one of the first problems I had tackled with a client’s schedule as well – it was daunting to say the least. The size […]

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Posted in Global Change, Primavera, Project Management, Scheduling