A comprehensive guide to managing projects, resources, and portfolios using Primavera P6, through version 8.2.
Daniel L. Williams, PhD Elaine Britt Krazer, PMP
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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management
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About the Authors
of an integration project with JD Edwards World. Since then, he has helped clients integrate Primavera with many other systems, such as PeopleSoft, Timberline, and Oracle EBS. His work centers around helping people make best use of Primavera and other software investments. Sometimes this involves heavy integration; sometimesit involves customization and automation of business processes. Sometimes it simply involves listening to people talk through their business goals and helping them come up with workable solutions. Daniel's background includes a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, many years of programming in C, C++, C#, and Java, and for the past decade, leading numerous software development projects oriented aroundPrimavera I would first like to thank my wife Heather for being the cornerstone of our family and allowing me to pursue a career I enjoy. I would also like to thank Justin Cohen for his years as a friend and business partner, and Patrick Martin for his long-term friendship, advice, and support. This book would have not been possible without all of the clients I have worked for over the years—WendyKaszycki, David Myers, Sandy Kayser, Sally Rau, Beth Maclean, Cathy Rosczewski, and many others. Their guidance is what drives me to learn and improve every day, and their thanks is the greatest reward for my labors.
Daniel L. Williams, PhD first began working with Primavera in 2001 as part
Elaine Britt Krazer, PMP began working with Primavera products as a project manager for a governmentcontractor in a top secret environment in 2003. Having managed projects since 1986, she embraces Primavera as her tool of choice. She has written training materials and published materials that combine best practices (as defined by the Project Management Institute® and from experience) and the appropriate use of Primavera within client organizations. Her philosophy is that understanding an...