Learning often comes with a curve that can pull you up quickly and leave you wondering if you are cut out for what you are trying to accomplish. It can be comforting, motivating and inspiring to know that people from all walks of life have felt exactly like you do. To do just that for you, I've gathered together some of my favourite quotes that are designed to encourage and support you when
Learning Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management Software
Want to learn Primavera P6 but don't know where to begin? Here are some articles to help you get started learning Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management Software.
After so many questions about how to get certified on Primavera P6 and the confusion around Oracle certification exams, Michael has decided to clear things up with an explanation of Primavera P6 certification for users of the tool. Michael answers the following questions in this Ask Plan Academy video: How do I get certified on Primavera P6? What's the difference between a
When you are in charge of planning and coordinating small or large scale projects, you must exude the key characteristics of a great leader to ensure the success of your endeavors. To be an excellent leader, you must never say fail in the face of adversity and always dream up creative ways to work around tough problems. You must micromanage as needed, delegate equally often, and keep your eye on
Which Primavera P6 program should you purchase? Primavera P6 EPPM or Primavera P6 Professional? If you need to purchase the software, you had better understand which Primavera P6 is best for you. Primavera P6 software is costly, and you don't want to make the wrong choice. Navigating the Primavera suite of applications isn't exactly straightforward. So I thought I should clear up what Primavera
According to Payscale.com, over 4,900 construction project managers report making between $48,400 and $105,698 per year. Pay depends on experience and skill set, but construction project managers are often able to find work in most cities across the country and around the world once they obtain the appropriate work history and education, and often a construction project
Are you throwing resources at a construction job in the hopes of moving faster? Are you not getting the speedup results you expected despite the cost increases? If so, then I have something special I want to share with you. I'm very excited to announce that Plan Academy will be again be hosting in December 2015 a unique online course focused on making Construction projects go faster. The
Dear Primavera P6 Professional user, P6 EPPM user, and Administrator, I have something special for you that will hopefully rock your week. Let me start by saying that Oracle Primavera software is becoming more and more complex with every release. Primavera P6 Professional has a few modules that come packaged with it now. I'm thinking P6 Visualizer and some backend java jobs to run Update
How do you know if you or your team needs Project Management Training? 67% of PMs believe that Project Management training contributes to better project performance. So why should you care? The world of project management and technology is ever-evolving and those who are responsible for the success of the project on-site and off should be equipped to face any obstacles that may come their way.
Four years ago, PlannerTuts was born. Up until that point, I had been a Primavera P6 trainer & consultant contracting for a local Primavera rep, doing what most trainers and consultants do - run training classes and help companies implement & integrate Primavera P6. PlannerTuts started primarily as a tool for documentation. Working with clients, I found I kept having to explain a P6
I recently participated in a panel discussion webinar entitled "The Changing Face of Primavera Training". The webinar was organized by the OPSIG (Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group), which is the world's largest Primavera Users Group. The webinar recording is embedded below for your enjoyment. This was a good panel and the discussion centers around how training providers and their clients
Nov 7th is the 9th annual International Project Management Day. International Project Management Day is a day to be proud of working in project management and to recognize what project managers contribute to the world, one in which so much innovation and progress is due to projects. I just listened to an interview with Frank Saladis, the founder of International Project Management
We all know how versatile Primavera P6 is as a planning, scheduling and project resource management tool. P6 can handle incredibly detailed project schedules where you can plan and track thousands of work tasks by the hour. But Primavera P6 is also an ideal tool for creating high-level project plans and schedules. High-level resourcing is the process of planning your resource needs across a
Every planner knows that WBS and Code Structure are essential elements needed to successfully maintain a Primavera P6 schedule network. But what about your Primavera P6 Activity Names? A sometimes overlooked schedule quality issue is the use of well articulated activity descriptions. Planners who began their career in P3 or earlier versions were limited to 48 characters in the activity
Here in Primavera-land it seems like eLearning has finally arrived! We've seen many traditional Primavera P6 training providers launch online Primavera P6 training courses or some sort of Primavera P6 eLearning this year. Guilty....Plan Academy did too! But you've probably heard that news already. From a learner's perspective, this is a great opportunity as there are now many more options for
TED.com is one of our favourite sources for inspiration and awe. If you've never visited TED.com or watched some of the amazing speakers showcased there, then you are missing out. I wanted to share with you 20 Ted talks that fit right in with the skills, experience and challenges of planning and scheduling. Enjoy! 1. Neil Harbisson: I listen to color “Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely
2012 is proving to have set a notch for Primavera books from Packt Publishing. They have released 2 books on Oracle Primavera software in 2012. We have already let you know about the first one - now let's have a look the second; the first Primavera Contract Manager book ever written (to my knowledge) - Oracle Primavera Contract Management 14, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14 by Stephen
It's a reason to celebrate....a new book on Oracle Primavera P6 has just been released! The selection of reference books (and authors) for Primavera P6 users are very few. So I'm delighted when new books are published, especially this one - Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management by Daniel L. Williams and Elaine Britt Krazer and published by Packt
Here's a new P6 quiz for you to test your abilities with. The focus here is on cost management in Primavera P6. Give it your best try!
We know people out there love to a good challenge. So test your knowledge of Scheduling and Primavera P6. Try this 4 question quiz with a bonus scenario. Let us know how you did in comments below.
Do you always document your scheduling methodology BEFORE building a project schedule? Is your schedule littered with relationship lag? Do all of your Activities have a verb in their name? Are you cautious when using Level of Effort activities? Do you know what a "dangling" activity is? Does your project plan have any "danglers"? Don't worry, it's not too late! Nader Khorrami Rad, PMP,