Construction productivity has been declining since the 1990’s (Mckinsey&Company). With the rapid growth of digital technology and IoT, Oracle is developing a 15,000-sq-ft facility that provides a space for industry professionals to test new products – the Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab, in Deerfield, Ill. According to research from Mckinsey&Company, large projects take 20%
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In 2018, schedulers, planners & cost controllers will continue to deal with the pressures of managing complex projects amidst scarce resources, limited budgets and tight deadlines. And while most project controllers will spend their time in front of a piece of software, our project controls software is changing and evolving in our connected world. Project controls software tools play a
2018 hasn’t even started yet and I’m already trying to get you fill your calendar. Now isn’t that something! But hey, the sooner the better and this will be one thing off of your to do list for next year. As you may know, accurate planning and scheduling is important. Not only for your work projects, but also for your personal goals and individual projects. The new year is around the corner
Quietly in July, Oracle released this year's 2nd iteration of it's Primavera P6 EPPM & Primavera P6 Professional Project Management application, release 17.7. Why am I saying this is the 2nd iteration? In 2015, Oracle committed to delivering 2 releases per year x.1 and x.2. At that time they shifted their version from version 8.x to version 15.x, seemingly jumping 7 versions in numbers. The
It's finally a new year and if you're eager to set goals for 2017, then I think I can help. I’ve put together another one of our exclusive project controls conferences list for you. If you're looking to build your network, increase your skills and knowledge or see what's new and exciting, project controls conferences are a great way to do this. It doesn't always have to be just business;
The Primavera P6 Cloud is here. Are you ready for it? A while back, I explained that the Primavera Cloud offers most of Oracle's Primavera applications in the Software-as-a-Service model. That means companies can pay Oracle to spin-up a hosted implementation of say Primavera Unifer and be up and running in hours. It also means no fiddling with servers or the tear-inducing WebLogic backend
It wasn't that long ago that Oracle released the Oracle Primavera Cloud, a cloud-based offering for Oracle's popular project management software packages. If you've been following the news, you might know that Oracle was a bit late to the cloud-party. Nonetheless, if you work in an enterprise with large Primavera installations, you'll be happy they finally showed up - fashionably late
Oracle announced new updates to the Primavera P6 suite at March's Oracle Industry Connect event. I wasn't there, but I did recently attend a webinar about the recent release and I've been playing with the new versions of Primavera P6 Professional and Primavera P6 EPPM. I've put together an overview of what new with Primavera P6 15.1 to share with you all. This release has updates for both
Oracle Primavera has just released version 15.1 of it's flagship project management & scheduling software Primavera P6. But for the many who are users of Oracle Primavera software products, this release might come as a big surprise - especially since the last release (2014) was version 8.4. But don't fret, there's a simple explanation to a seeming jump of 7 major software versions over the
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
Worried that your project might be the next one canned due to the current oil slump? Closing 2014 oil prices were 49% in decline and if this continues it could reach the all time low we saw in 2008 where oil dropped 67%. The infographic below shows the big drops in oil from 1988 to 2014, and according to the data there's still hope. Although the longest recovery time was 157 months in 1990,