ISBN 9788183335171,Planning and Control Using Primavera P6 Version 7

Planning and Control Using Primavera P6 Version 7


Paul E Harris


BPB Publications



BPB Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788183335171

ISBN-10 8183335179


Number of Pages 370 Pages
Language (English)

Computer programming

 About the Book :

Paul Harris was initially approached by Primavera Systems Inc. in 2002 to write a book on Primavera Version 3.5. This first edition has since been developed, refined and updated with each software release.

This publication is ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates up to an intermediate level. It covers Primavera Versions from 3.5 onwards and it explains some of the differences from SureTrak, P3 and Microsoft Project to assist people converting form other products.

The book is designed to teach planners and schedulers in any industry how to setup and use the software in a project environment. It explains in plain English and in a logical sequence, the steps required to create and maintain an unresourced and resourced schedule. It tackles some of the more complex aspects of the software that the user manual does not address. It highlights the sources of information and the methods that should be employed to produce a realistic and useful project schedule.

The book provides advice on how on how the many software options may be applied to projects environments and it aims to teach readers how to plan and control projects created within the software package and stays focused on explaining how to use Primavera to schedule projects by:

Concentrating on the core functions required to set up an enterprise environment and how to plan and control projects.
Providing command lists at the start of each chapter as a quick reference.
Providing a comprehensive table of contents and index of all topics.

The book is intended to be used:

As a self teach book, or
A user guide, or
A training manual for a three day training course

This book is written by an experienced scheduler, who has used the software at the sharp end of projects and is not a techno. It draws on the authors practical experience in using the software in a wide variety of industries. It presents workable solutions to real day to day planning and scheduling problems and contains practical advice on how to set up the software and import data.

The book is packed with screen shots, constructive tips and contains workshops with solutions at the end of each chapter for the reader to practice the skills taught.


Table of contrnts : -

-Creating a Project Plan
-Starting up and navigation
-Creating a new Project
-Defining Calendars
-Creating a Primavera Project WBS
-Adding Activities and Organizing under the WBS
-Formatting the Display
-Adding Relationships
-Activity Network View
-Group, Sort and Layouts
-Printing and Reports
-Tracking Progress
-User and Administration Preferences and Scheduling Options
-Creating Roles and Resources
-Assigning Roles, Resources and Expenses
-Resource Optimization
-Updating a Resourced Schedule
-Other Methods of Organizing Project Data
-Global Change
-Managing the Enterprise Environment
-Multiple Project Scheduling
-Earned Value Management with P6
-What is new in P6 version 7
-What is new in Version 6
-What is new in Version 5.0
-Topics not covered in this publication