Charles Wright has sent in this fantastic 52-page Ebook on Understanding Dashboards in Primavera P6. It describes what dashboards, workspaces and workgroups are as well as walking the reader through the available dashboard portlets. Rather than just show the available portlets, it also discusses their roles and typical use. In addition, each portlet has links to further detailed descriptions using Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM online help. You do not need to have Primavera P6 EPPM installed to enjoy this experience.
Understanding Dashboards in Primavera P6 also shows how you can create a dashboard in 6 easy steps. It starts with an initial checklist to complete before you start and then walks you though the 6 step process showing screen grabs along the way.
Primavera P6 EPPM Dashboard Options
Primavera P6 EPPM can present a bewildering array of configuration options and it’s not uncommon for users and administrators to find this overwhelming. Understanding Dashboards in Primavera P6 also includes Charles’ excellent ‘Tips and Tricks’ section which are based on his experience of implementing P6 EPPM in real world environments.
Who Should Read Understanding Dashboards in Primavera P6?
We think anyone who is interested in implementing Primavera P6 EPPM should take a look at this Ebook. Charles does discuss using Primavera P6 dashboards requires organizational maturity, specifically pointing out that dashboards require underlying data to support them.
Mature data is the key, in other words, an EPS full of Named Resource Loaded schedules; Activity / Project Owners assigned; with clear and descriptive Project / Activity names; coded; well thought out EPS & OBS; Stored Financial Periods, a large P6 user base, etc. Once your organization has these aspects in place, designing and using dashboards becomes easy.
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