Primavera P6 Book Excerpt

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PROJECT PLANNING & CONTROL USING PRIMAVERA® P6TM

PROJECT PLANNING & SCHEDULING
USING
PRIMAVERA® P6TM
For all industries including Versions 4 to 6
Planning and Progressing Project Schedules
With and Without Roles and Resources
in an
Established Enterprise Environment
BY
PAUL EASTWOOD HARRIS

© Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd

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Copyright 2008 by Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any method without the written permission of the author.
Primavera, the Primavera sundial logo, P3, P3e, P3e/c, Primavera Enterprise, Primavera Expedition, Primavera Project Planner, Primavera TeamPlay, P6, Primavision, PrimeContract, and SureTrak are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Primavera Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Windows, Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Microsoft Project Standard 2003, Microsoft Project Professional 2003, Microsoft Project Standard 2002, Microsoft Project Professional 2002, Microsoft Project 2000, Microsoft Project 98 and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Asta Powerproject is a registered trademark of Asta Developments plc. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other company or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Screen captures were reprinted with authorization from Primavera Systems Inc. This publication was created by Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd and is not a product of Primavera Systems Inc.

DISCLAIMER
The information contained in this book is to the best of the author’s knowledge true and correct. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of this publication, but may not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from any information in this book. Furthermore Primavera Systems Inc reserve the right in their documentation to make changes to any products to improve reliability, function, or design. Thus the application of Service Packs or the use of upgraded software may operate differently to the descriptions in this book.

AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER
Paul E Harris
Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd
PO Box 4032
Doncaster Heights 3109
Victoria, Australia
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ISBN 978-1-921059-20-9 (1-921059-20-6) - B5 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-921059-21-6 (1-921059-21-4) - A4 Spiral
7 February 2008

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INTRODUCTION
This book is an upgrade of the Project Planning & Scheduling Using Primavera Version 5.0 for Engineering & Construction and Maintenance & Turnover book and has been written to enable new users to learn the planning and scheduling functions of Primavera Versions 3.5 to 6.0. Version 6.1 was due to be released after this book was published but the prerelease notes indicated that none of the functions outlined in this book were to change and most changes were in the web access software and timesheeting. Many users will have prior experience with SureTrak, P3, Asta Powerproject or Microsoft Project and the author explains where there are differences in the products’ functionality. The author would appreciate any constructive comments on how this book may be improved.

SUMMARY
The book was written so it may be used as:
¾ A training manual for a three-day training course, or
¾ A self teach book, or
¾ A reference manual.
The screen shots for the book are taken from Primavera Version 6.0 but this book may be used to learn Primavera Version 3.5, 4.1, 5.0 or 6.0.
The book has been written to be used as the basis for a three-day training course and includes exercises for the students to complete at the end of each chapter. After the course book may then be used...
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