This publication 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 techo. It draws on the author's 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.
Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION 2 CREATING A PROJECT PLAN 3 STARTING UP AND NAVIGATION 4 CREATING A NEW PROJECT 5 DEFINING CALENDARS 6 CREATING A PRIMAVERA PROJECT WBS 7 ADDING ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZING UNDER THE WBS 8 FORMATTING THE DISPLAY 9 ADDING RELATIONSHIPS 10 ACTIVITY NETWORK VIEW 11 CONSTRAINTS 12 FILTERS 13 GROUP, SORT AND LAYOUTS 14 PRINTING 15 TRACKING PROGRESS 16 USER AND ADMINISTRATION PREFERENCES AND ADVANCED SCHEDULING OPTIONS 17 CREATING ROLES AND RESOURCES 18 ASSIGNING ROLES, RESOURCES AND EXPENSES 19 RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION 20 STATUSING A RESOURCED SCHEDULE 21 OTHER METHODS OF ORGANIZING DATA 22 GLOBAL CHANGE 23 MANAGING THE ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENT 24 MULTIPLE PROJECT SCHEDULING 25 UTILITIES 26 WHAT IS NEW IN VERSION 6.0 27 WHAT IS NEW IN VERSION 5.0 28 WHAT IS NEW IN VERSION 4.1 29 TOPICS NOT COVERED IN THIS BOOK 30 INDE X