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Ensuring Project Success with Faster, more Effective Planning Processes

Author: Wayne Wilson      Publish Date: September 7, 2017
This month, our COO Wayne Wilson will be presenting at the Project Controls Conference in Sydney. Register now to attend Wayne’s session on ‘Ensuring Project Success with Faster, more Effective Planning Processes’.
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What’s New in Deltek Acumen? – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 55

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: August 29, 2017
If you’ve recently upgraded to the latest version of Deltek Acumen, you will have noticed the new and improved interface. As well as a new colour scheme, there are significant changes that enhance the appearance of all Acumen windows.
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BASIS Next Generation Planning

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: August 15, 2017
A first live look at using knowledge & expertise to build better plans, faster!
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P6 Job Services and why F5 is Your Friend! – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 54

Author: Duncan Mellor & Angelo Bucon       Publish Date: July 20, 2017
In this edition of Tips and Tricks, we will discuss the role of P6 Job Services, show you how to add and update baselines, export projects as XML files, and give you tips on how to maintain data synchronicity between the P6 Client and Database.
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The Top 10 New Features in P6 R17

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 19, 2017
The P6 experts at Prescience Technology road-tested the new release to assess the new features and enhanced functionality. We have ranked and reviewed the most significant new features to help you understand what each enhancement will mean for your organisation.
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Digital Transformation in a Project Driven World

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: June 28, 2017
Participants of this month’s Prescience User Experience Exchange (or PUXX for short) witnessed “Digital Transformation in a Project Driven World” in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
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Creating Workflows for Business Processes in Unifier – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 53

Author: Dipesh Vasa      Publish Date: June 7, 2017
In this edition of Tips and Tricks, we will explain how to further develop business processes by using workflows in Primavera Unifier and uDesigner.
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Creating Business Processes in Primavera Unifier – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 52

Author: Dipesh Vasa      Publish Date: May 19, 2017
In this edition of the PrescienceAdvantage® Tips & Tricks, we will demonstrate how to build a Primavera Unifier simple type business process using uDesigner.
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Synchronising P6 and Unifier – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 51

Author: Dipesh Vasa      Publish Date: April 12, 2017
In this edition of Primavera Tips and Tricks we discuss how to synchronise Primavera P6 and Unifier.
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OAUG and Oracle Announce Results of User Survey on Oracle Cloud Adoption

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: April 6, 2017
35 percent planning to implement Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and 29 percent planning to use Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services to accelerate Development and Testing efforts in the next 12 months.
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Do you have the edge as an Oracle expert?

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: March 2, 2017
It’s no secret that in the business world, Oracle technology is everywhere. This means there is a growing demand for Oracle experts.
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Is your team getting the most from your Oracle investment?

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: February 27, 2017
When you look at the business world, Oracle technology is everywhere. Oracle enterprise systems are incredibly powerful, but can also be necessarily complex. Using these systems to their full ability requires advanced users.
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How to Launch Your Career in Project Management

Author: Victoria Lauti      Publish Date:
There are many paths you can take to become a project professional but what paths should you take for your industry? Read on to learn how you can launch your career in project management.
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10 Tips to Help You Get the Most From Online Training

Author: Jacqui Ross      Publish Date: February 5, 2017
The benefits of online learning are well documented in terms of accessibility, convenience, cost effectiveness and being available 24/7. But what can you do to make sure that you optimise the value of these courses? In this article, Jacqui Ross, Change and Learning Manager at Prescience Technology, shares her tips on how project managers can get the most out of online learning.
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Why do projects fail?

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: January 31, 2017
It’s a frequent topic of conversation and the answers are more insightful than you might think. Managing Director Loretta Bayliss shares her views on this hotly debated subject.
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Working with Baselines in P6 – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 50

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: January 25, 2017
In this edition of Primavera P6 Tips and Tricks we focus on copying, restoring & exporting project baselines. To read the full article, join PrescienceAdvantage Primavera Support today.
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Prescience Technology to lead the Oracle class of 2017 and beyond…

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: January 11, 2017
Oracle has appointed Prescience Technology as the first Oracle Approved Education Reseller and an Oracle Approved Education Center in Australia.
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Oracle Appoints Prescience Technology as Approved Education Center

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date:
Oracle announced today that it has appointed Prescience Technology as an Oracle Approved Education Reseller (OAER) and an Oracle Approved Education Center (OAEC) in Australia.
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Taking Time to Reflect

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: December 21, 2016
End of year message from our CEO, Loretta Bayliss.
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Top Oracle player joins Prescience Technology team

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: December 7, 2016
A new senior sales appointment at Prescience Technology has underscored the end-to-end service provider’s commitment to the Oracle integrated cloud and platform services product suite.
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7 Tips on Creating Better P6 Web Views – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 49

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date:
This month we provide some handy tips on creating great P6 Web views and reports from within the grouping and sorting areas of Primavera P6 EPPM.
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IT project management excellence defines Wayne’s world

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: December 1, 2016
Oracle solutions guru Wayne Wilson has been appointed Prescience Technology’s Chief Operating Officer.
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Mountain High to Help Struggling Aussie Kids – Trek for Kids Challenge 2016

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: November 16, 2016
Our very own CEO Loretta Bayliss and her daughter Issy have had an adventure of a lifetime high in the sky in New Zealand's rugged Southern Alps to raise money for abused and neglected Aussie kids. Along with nine other trekkers, they have taken part in 'Act for Kids - best of the Southern Alps New Zealand Challenge 2016'.
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The Future of Project Controls in the PUXX spotlight this month

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: November 14, 2016
The Future of Project Controls and the Project Driven Cloud will be front and centre this month in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth at Prescience Technology’s final PUXX forums for 2016.
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A Customer Testimonial on Deltek Acumen Fuse

Author: Prescience Technology       Publish Date: November 2, 2016
Programme Controls Director Will Bentley talks about using Acumen Fuse to quickly assess highly complex projects.
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The Marriage of IoT and Project Portfolio Management

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: November 1, 2016
Oracle’s VP of Industry Strategy, Yasser Mahmud, explains how construction companies can enhance situational awareness using sensor data.
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A Look at the Latest Release of P6 16.2 – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 48

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date:
Last month, Oracle released the latest version of Primavera P6, release 16.2, which is the second release of Primavera P6 EPPM this year. In this month's Primavera P6 Tips and Tricks, we will look at what is new in the latest release of P6, discuss whether it is worth upgrading and look ahead to what future releases may have in store.
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6 Signs It’s Time for Project Systems Training

Author: Victoria Lauti      Publish Date: October 27, 2016
Whether you're a busy Project Manager, Project Engineer, Planner, or looking to pursue a career in the field, how do you know when it’s time to take project systems training? Here are 6 signs it's time for project systems training.
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The Top 5 New Features of Oracle Primavera P6 16.2

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: October 26, 2016
The P6 experts at Prescience Technology road tested the new system to assess the new features and enhanced functionality of P6 16.2. In this article, we have comprehensively reviewed and ranked the best new features.
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Comparing Primavera’s Prime and Unifier – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 47

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: October 5, 2016
Recently, readers have asked us about the differences between some of the Oracle Primavera products. This month, we touch on this subject by focussing on Oracle Primavera Prime and Primavera Unifier. We’ll discuss the uses of these applications, the differences between them, list the top features of each, and help you determine whether you are using the right tool for your needs.
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6 Ways to Support Organisational Change in Projects

Author: Victoria Lauti      Publish Date: September 9, 2016
What is the best way to make organisational change successful both in a major project context and also more broadly? Based on our experience, we have compiled a list of the top six ways you can support and sustain the change your business needs.
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P6 Mobile Apps Deliver Productivity Improvements – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 47

Author: Robert Duncan       Publish Date: September 1, 2016
P6 mobile apps are Oracle’s latest innovative toolset that allows users to provide project updates from anywhere in the world. P6 users do not need any in depth knowledge or access to the P6 enterprise project system to provide real time update information. Project managers no longer need to wait for vital update information; P6 Mobile allows project team users to contribute in real time. The benefit achieved is improved decision making and lower probability of delays in project execution.
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Using P6 Team Member Effectively – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 46

Author: Angelo Bucon       Publish Date: August 3, 2016
Team Member allows staff and project managers to view and update completion statuses of tasks without the need to learn an enterprise project management application. Learn more about the functions of Team Member used in Primavera P6.
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Whitepaper: Take Control of your Portfolio

Author: Wayne Wilson      Publish Date: July 11, 2016
This whitepaper examines how an integrated Portfolio Management product like Oracle’s Primavera Portfolio Manager maintains portfolio information in one location, allowing portfolio managers to prioritize based on strategic business objectives.
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Using Earned Value Formulas and Calculations – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 45

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 6, 2016
Earned Value provides schedulers and project managers with an objective way of measuring performance and predicting future outcomes. Learn more about the Earned Value formulas and calculations used in Primavera P6.
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Handy Hints on Creating Great P6 Views and Reports – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 44

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: May 31, 2016
In this special Tips & Tricks article we provide some handy hints on grouping, sorting and filtering in Oracle Primavera P6 to show you how to create great P6 views and reports.
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The Top 10 New Features in Oracle Primavera P6 16.1

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Our P6 experts at Prescience Technology road tested Oracle Primavera P6 16.1 to assess the new features and enhanced functionality in P6 Professional, Web, Mobile and Team Member.
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How to set up Oracle Primavera P6 Mobile – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 43

Author: Wayne Wilson      Publish Date: May 4, 2016
Find out how to set up Oracle Primavera P6 Mobile on your phone or tablet. P6 Team Member helps project teams collaborate, communicate and get access to timely information.
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Oracle awards Prescience Technology No. 1 Primavera Cloud Partner in JAPAC

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: April 15, 2016
Oracle has named Prescience Technology the No. 1 Oracle Primavera Cloud Partner in JAPAC at the Collaborate 16 forum in Las Vegas.
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Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis Part II – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 42

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: April 4, 2016
Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis is one of the leading Risk Analysis tools. Here we provide a high level overview of the stages of your journey to building and executing a more robust project schedule.
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Oracle Releases Primavera P6 16.1

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: April 1, 2016
P6 16.1 is Oracle’s first release of Primavera P6 EPPM this year - view a list of new enhancements and download Oracle's official new features document.
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Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 41

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: March 2, 2016
Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) is one of the leading tools for risk assessing your project schedules. PRA is used to perform schedule validation and embed your own risk models with fully developed risk events.
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CIOoutlook names Prescience Technology in 25 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: February 18, 2016
APAC CIOoutlook has named Prescience Technology among the 25 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers in 2016. The magazine’s February special issue profiles “some of the most prominent organisations in the industry who are capable of leading their clients towards excellence by supporting them beyond an advisory level.”
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Infographic: Should you upgrade your project systems?

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: February 15, 2016
Whether you are considering cloud migration, want to reduce compliance related risk or are experiencing poor system performance, determine what type of upgrade is most appropriate.
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7 signs you need to consider an upgrade

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: February 12, 2016
With the frequency of enterprise software new releases, it’s difficult to determine the right time to upgrade your project controls software. Watch our presentation to find out how to tell when it really is time to consider an upgrade.
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P6 Team Member Application Enhancements – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 40

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 4, 2016
This month, we start 2016 by examining some of the Team Member application’s new enhancements. The P6 Team Member applications are designed for individuals to record the status of their tasks without the need to learn an enterprise project management application.
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Deltek releases Acumen version 7.0

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: December 25, 2015
Deltek has released Acumen version 7.0. The latest release adds new features as well as enhancements to existing functionality that help project teams increase predictability and deliver a successful program on time and within budget.
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P6 Web Basic Gantt Chart Features – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 39

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: December 14, 2015
The customisations available in the Basic Gantt View and the efficiency of the simplified layout allow you to generate targeted reports on-the-go and modify the appearance of the Gantt Chart to achieve the optimal visual representation of your Activities.
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Primavera P6 Web Gantt Chart Features – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 38

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: November 30, 2015
This month we look at the new features now available in the Primavera P6 R15.2 Web Activities page, including the newly added Basic Gantt View.
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Resources industry provides one in five dollars of Queensland’s economy

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: November 25, 2015
QRC Chief Executive says QLD minerals and energy industries contribute one in five dollars of the state economy and one in six jobs.
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Cleansing your Schedule using Acumen Fuse – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 37

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: October 30, 2015
This month we will examine how the information from the Acumen S2 Critiques diagnostics leads logically into using the Acumen Cleanse Schedule feature.
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The Top 10 New Features in Primavera P6 15.2

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: October 26, 2015
Primavera 15.2 is Oracle’s second release of P6 EPPM this year. Our expert Primavera P6 consultants have compiled a top 10 list of the best new features!
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Acumen Fuse Schedule Quality Check – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 36

Author: Robert Duncan      Publish Date: October 1, 2015
In this month’s newsletter we will demonstrate how to quality check the schedule in less than half the time using Acumen Fuse.
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Schedule Quality – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 35

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: September 2, 2015
In this month’s newsletter, we will examine how to check for some of the most common schedule quality problems in Oracle Primavera P6.
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Introducing the Prescience User Experience Exchange (the PUXX!)

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: August 21, 2015
We have given the PUG a makeover, and have scheduled events around Australia.
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Using Global Change to set flags for Traffic Light Reports – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 34

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 30, 2015
This month we are continuing with another Global Change attribute. Global Changes in combination with User Defined Fields can be very effective for calculation of values from the many system fields available in P6.
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Activities Global Change – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 33

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: June 30, 2015
Oracle Primavera Tips and Tricks - Follow these steps to create an Activity Resource Assignment Global Change. Global Changes can be a very powerful addition to the Planners toolkit to quickly and effectively make changes in a single project or multiple projects.
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Welcome to Susan Clark!

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: June 1, 2015
Prescience Technology is delighted to welcome Susan Clark to our team, in the role of Sales Executive. Susan is based in Perth and will report directly to our Managing Director, Loretta Bayliss.
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Resource Levelling Across Projects – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 32

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: May 29, 2015
Priority of the execution of small repetitive blocks of work or Projects can change rapidly in some organisations. Oracle Primavera P6 can resolve execution priorities quickly to ensure that the required execution sequence is implemented.
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Resource Levelling Options – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 31

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: May 1, 2015
This month, we move into looking at the final Scheduling Options available in Oracle Primavera P6: how to Define Critical Activities, as well as Calculate Float Based on Finish Date of Opened Projects.
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What’s new in Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM Release 15.1?

Author: Administrator      Publish Date: April 8, 2015
Oracle’s latest release of Primavera P6 EPPM arrived just in time for the Easter break last week, maintaining similar timing to previous releases. The first release of 2015 delivers significant advances in functionality and will help companies deliver more projects on schedule and within scope, while reducing overall costs.
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Advanced Scheduling Options – Primavera P6 Tips and Tricks: Tip 30

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: March 30, 2015
This month, we move into looking at the final Scheduling Options available in Oracle Primavera P6: how to Define Critical Activities, as well as Calculate Float Based on Finish Date of Opened Projects.
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Scheduling Options – Multiple Float Paths – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 29

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 26, 2015
In last month’s newsletter we discussed the Oracle Primavera P6 Scheduling Options of Retained Logic compared to Progress Override, and discovered how to use the Progress Override setting to progress work out of sequence. This month, we look at another Scheduling Option available in Oracle Primavera P6, Multiple Float Paths.
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Understanding Scheduling Options – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 28

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 2, 2015
This month, we move into looking at some Scheduling Techniques such as Scheduling Options available in Oracle Primavera P6 and the first option we will look at this month is the Retained Logic compared to Progress Override.
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Displaying Variance to Approved Baselines – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 27

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: December 31, 2014
This month we conclude our topic on baselines with a brief discussion on how to display variances between a project and any baselines assigned to that project within Oracle Primavera P6.
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Updating and Saving a Baseline – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 26

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: December 10, 2014
This month we cover updating a baseline, and after saving a baseline, being able to see the baseline bar against current project bars if your activity layout setting is right. Project planners can view project performance very quickly and easily against the original baseline by reviewing graphical Gantt chart that shows baseline and current project bars.
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Printing Activity Layouts – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 25

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: October 31, 2014
An important part of setting any Activity Layout that you might use for reporting is to make sure that the print settings are correctly set and saved as part of the layout. You can modify the Activities layout screen using Filters, Group and Sort or by manipulating the Page Setup options to tailor the information printed.
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Improving P6 Readability – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 24

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: September 26, 2014
Last month we looked at the ‘Renumber of Oracle Primavera P6 Activity ID’s’ feature in Oracle Primavera P6 (P6) and how it can save you time and effort. We are continuing that theme, this month, with another simple feature that will save you time and effort; Line Numbering. In helping to make your scheduling days easier, we will also answer another question often asked of our support team, “How can I magnify the column headers in P6?” The most effective solution is to change the font or font size. Read on to discover a couple of different ways to edit fonts and font sizes in both P6 Windows Client and P6 Web.
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Trekkers blitz their fundraising target

Author:       Publish Date: September 18, 2014
RED Hill business owner was among a group of 16 Queenslanders who conquered part of Central Australia’s Larapinta Trail to raise money for abused and neglected children. Through its six-day Larapinta Challenge, Act for Kids raised $120,000. Prescience Technology managing director Loretta Bayliss, together with the other 15 participants, trekked up to eight hours a day across various stretches of the high-ridge lines. They covered 100km of the worldrenowned Larapinta Trail.
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Renumbering Oracle Primavera P6 Activities – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 23

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: September 13, 2014
Have you ever been challenged by projects and schedules that change, sometimes significantly, from the way they were initially planned and scheduled?
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How Does P6 Summarize Data in the Summary/Grouping Bands? – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 22

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 18, 2014
A common issue that users face when they look at a standard schedule is working out how Oracle Primavera P6 creates the summary/grouping bands. In some cases, it seems as if the figures don’t add up!
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EPS, OBS and Responsible Managers – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 21

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: June 29, 2014
What is a responsible manager that is assigned to a project? You are a program manager reviewing portfolio performance data and you see that many issues are assigned to a “responsible manager”, and need to set an Organization Breakdown Structure to combine with the Enterprise Project Structure. All these questions are very relevant in common scheduling and provide the ability to assign various viewing rights and privileges to managers and planners. In this newsletter we will endeavour to provide clarity on this issue.
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The Smart Way To Maximise Your Oracle Primavera Investment

Author:       Publish Date: June 16, 2014
Take Advantage, this End of Financial Year … PrescienceAdvantage®! Prescience has been listening, and between now and June 30 we are giving new and existing clients the opportunity to take advantage of limited offers and special launch pricing to make sure your budget stretches a little further this year. Click here
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Prescience Technology becomes Oracle Partner Network Platinum Level Partner

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: March 17, 2014
Oracle recognises Prescience Technology as a Platinum Level Partner for expertise in implementing Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solution.
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Resource Assignment Settings – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 20

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: March 10, 2014
While the majority of users leave Resource Assignments as the default setting, with a little piece of know-how you can use this area to greatly benefit your schedules. In this update we review how to set up Resource Assignments within the user preference calculations.
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Resource Codes – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 19

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 3, 2014
Just like Project Codes and Activity Codes, Primavera P6 provides Resource Codes that allow you to organise, group, sort, and filter resources. Resource Codes also allow you to group and sort in the Resource Assignments and Resource Profile views to give you a better understanding of your resources' allocation. In this update we look at these codes that often go unused in most scheduling methods.
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Earned Value Formulas and Calculations – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 18

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: January 6, 2014
Every Scheduler aims for a project to complete within budget and schedule. Primavera P6 has the functionality to measure project performance according to cost and schedule using Earned Value measurement techniques. In this update we provide a brief overview of some of the most common Earned Value formulas and calculations used in Primavera P6.
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Prescience Update: Are Your Goals on Track for the End of the Year?

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: December 3, 2013
With the end of 2013 fast approaching many of us, including myself, will take the time to review the year that was. In this edition of our Prescience Update newsletter we talk about aligning goals with the business strategy and how having the right tools, solution and training in place can help you reach your goals quicker.
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Prescience Technology wins Oracle Excellence Award

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: November 28, 2013
Prescience Technology has been named Oracle's 2013 Primavera Outstanding Partner of the Year - Australia New Zealand. The Award recognises Prescience Technology for our commitment to delivering innovative, specialised solutions and services based on Oracle Primavera software.
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The Art of Grouping, Sorting and Filtering – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 17

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: October 31, 2013
The grouping, sorting and filtering areas of Primavera P6 can be challenging, but with these handy Primavera P6 tips, you will be creating some great views and producing some top reports in no time.
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What is the difference between Primavera P6 Web and P6 Professional? – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 16

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: September 30, 2013
You’ll often hear the suite of Primavera Project Management software described in a variety of ways like ‘P6 Power Client’, ‘P6 Windows Professional’, ‘P6 PPM’, ‘P6 Standalone’, ‘P6 Web’ or even ‘P6 EPPM’. In this edition we recap on the differences between P6 Professional and P6 Web.
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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 is now available

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: September 23, 2013
Oracle has released the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. This latest release includes new product functionality, new Fusion Middleware and database components, and introduces new tools for installing, configuring, and maintaining E-Business Suite environments.
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Using Primavera P6 Calendars Effectively – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 15

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 31, 2013
Many people don't know how to use a calendar effectively in Primavera P6. In this extract from our Primavera Support newsletter we give you an overview of calendars within P6 and answer some common questions.
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Prescience Technology and TBH Group join forces

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: July 18, 2013
Prescience Technology, Australia’s oldest and most experienced Oracle Primavera Specialized Gold Partner organisation, will join forces with Australia’s largest independent project and strategic management services provider, TBH Group (TBH), to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end industry and technology service offering. The partnership will benefit Australian businesses implementing enterprise project portfolio, program or project management strategies and solutions, including Oracle Primavera.
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Prescience Technology partners with Acumen

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: June 24, 2013
Prescience Technology has partnered with Acumen, a US headquartered company that specialises in diagnostic and risk analysis software tools that help improve the quality of project plans.
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Primavera P6 R8.3 Features you may have missed! – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 14

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: June 20, 2013
Many of you may have had the fortune of road testing the new Primavera P6 R8.3 update. In this extract from our Primavera Support Clients' Tips and Tricks newsletter we continue our overview of some further features and welcome enhancements.
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Primavera Support Services

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: May 27, 2013
Prescience Technology's flexible and scalable Primavera support services can be tailored to your business needs. Watch our presentation to find out more about our support plans.
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Primavera P6 R8.3 is here – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 13

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: May 3, 2013
We've been road-testing the new release of Primavera P6 and are very excited about the new features and enhancements to both Primavera P6 EPPM (web client) and Primavera P6 Professional. In this extract from our Primavera Support Clients' Tips and Tricks newsletter we discuss some of the key features.
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Primavera P6 R8.3 Overview

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: April 26, 2013
In this presentation we provide an overview of the new features and enhancements to Primavera P6 R8.3 our perceived highlights and what we think are the winning features of this latest version of Primavera.
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Oracle releases Primavera P6 EPPM Release 8.3

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: April 10, 2013
Oracle has continued their emerging trend of releasing new Primavera software in the height of holiday excitement, with the release of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM Release 8.3 on Friday 29th March, 2013. While this release slipped quietly into General Availability on a day that many (at least in Australia) were celebrating with Good Friday BBQs and family time, the prior release (Primavera P6 R8.2) was released in a similar manner just after Christmas in 2011. This article provides an overview of the new features, and some insight into our perceived highlights and what we consider to be the winning feature of this latest release.
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Resource Portlet – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 12

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: April 9, 2013
Often companies want to minimize costs by using the least amount of resources required to complete a project. This can cost in the long run because projects cannot be completed on time due to the fact that the resources are over or under worked. In this extract from the Primavera Tip we shared with our support customers we explain how project managers can view the resource portlets in Primavera P6 and determine which resources are over/under allocated, and level the resources out to make sure that all resources are used in the most efficient and optimum way.
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Primavera P6 EPPM Release 8.3

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: April 3, 2013
Oracle has released the long awaited Primavera P6 EPPM Release 8.3. Release 8.3 offers many new features and a number of welcome enhancements to both Primavera P6 EPPM (web client) and Primavera P6 Professional client. Stay tuned for a summary of the best new features, and the results of our road testing later this week.
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Prescience Update: Edition 3 – In continued pursuit of productivity and ROI

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: February 26, 2013
In this edition of Prescience Update we talk about 'black swans' - unprecedented, high impact events. We also share some tips about how to get the most from online training. And if you're considering moving to the cloud we highlight a few things to consider, and share an option some of our clients have chosen.
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Considering riding the cloud wave with a SaaS solution?

Author: Loretta Bayliss, Managing Director      Publish Date: February 25, 2013
With all the talk about ‘moving to the cloud’, if you haven’t yet started operating this way, you could be forgiven for feeling a little left behind. ‘Cloud’, and SaaS in particular, has become a bit of a buzz word and it is a great option – but like any technology solution, you have to make sure it’s fit for purpose.
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Schedule Performance Portlet – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 11

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 11, 2013
A common pitfall in project management is misinterpreting project information or, in some cases, even finding information scattered throughout different parts of the program, within different fields and layouts. Users often also need different information, depending on their role. This extract from the Primavera Tip we shared with our Support Clients explains how to use Dashboards to ensure all the relevant information regarding the status of a project is in one centralised location.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Author:       Publish Date: January 28, 2013
Due to flooding and torrential rain in and around Brisbane, Prescience's Red Hill office will be unattended today. Calls will still be answered but we would appreciate your patience, as our team will be accessing the system remotely. If you need urgent assistance, please email info@prescience.com.au.
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Oracle Primavera Unifier begins to roll out

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: December 10, 2012
In September 2012, Oracle finalised the acquisition of Skire. Since then, it has begun implementing the roadmap and earlier this week, Oracle released the first three product modules under the Oracle Primavera Unifier brand. In this article, we explore the new functionality of the blended Primavera and Skire offering, and outline some of the functionality in the applications that have been released.
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Baselining in Primavera P6 – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 10

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: November 28, 2012
When creating a project schedule, prior to applying any progress to that schedule, it’s necessary to first create a Baseline. This month’s Primavera Tip explains why we need a Baseline, and shares a couple of common traps you can fall into when baselining projects.
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Prescience Update: Edition 2 – Spotlight on Productivity

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: November 27, 2012
Every couple of months, Prescience Technology sends an update to our clients and industry contacts. In this edition, we share our views of the highlights from Oracle Open World 2012, a whitepaper from Oracle about how project management practices can affect your shareprice and news of our new online Primavera training offering.
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Oracle Open World 2012

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: November 25, 2012
At the Oracle Open World 2012 conference in San Francisco, Oracle laid out an exciting agenda for the future. In this article, Prescience's Managing Director, Loretta Bayliss, reflects on the conference.
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Prescience launches Primavera P6 Release 8.2 Online Training courses

Author:       Publish Date: November 8, 2012
Prescience Technology has launched a suite of innovative, online training courses for Primavera EPPM P6 R8.2. Tailored for different levels of expertise, these courses reduce costs and increase productivity for any businesses using Primavera.
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Exporting Layouts and Filters – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 9

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: October 11, 2012
By default, Layouts and Filters do not export with the XER format. However, they can be manually exported. This month's tip shares how to export and import Layouts and Filters in Primavera P6. This is especially helpful if you want to share Layouts with other users or for example provide your manager with a view that is the same as your own.
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Prescience Update: Edition 1

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: September 21, 2012
Prescience Technology has begun sharing a monthly update with our clients and industry contacts. In this first edition we share news of a new partnership, our thoughts on upgrading to R12 and a case study of how Prescience helped to deliver a new piece of mining equipment on time.
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Data transfer using XER – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 8

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: September 5, 2012
Following on from last month's post, we share some tips on the capabilities and restrictions of what data can be imported and exported from Primavera P6 using the XER file format.
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Prescience partners with PIPELINE Inc

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: August 15, 2012
Prescience Technology, a leading Oracle Primavera Specialised partner in Australia, today announced that it has partnered with PIPELINE Inc, a US headquartered company that specialises in optimising enterprise asset management (EAM) business processes, to deliver the most effective and efficient Primavera integration solution available in Australia. Prescience Technology’s Managing Director, Loretta Bayliss, says that this comprehensive and efficient solution can reduce the time, expense and risk of integration by up to 90% over other integration approaches.
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Data transfer using Excel – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 7

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: August 14, 2012
Importing to and exporting from P6 projects using Excel Spreadsheets is a necessarily complex process but it can save you time if you are working with hundreds of activities. By following some simple steps, you can ensure that you minimise the amount of rework required when importing and exporting files to and from Excel. In this article, we share seven simple tips that will help the transfer go smoothly.
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Use the right Date Field – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 6

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: July 11, 2012
With dozens of date field options in both Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM (Web Client) and Primavera P6 Professional, it can be tricky figuring out exactly which one to use at any given time. This article explains the difference between some of the most common and confusing dates.
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To R12, or not to R12: the opportunities and pitfalls of upgrading

Author: John Wilson      Publish Date: July 3, 2012
Do you have a stable Oracle ERP 11.5 implementation and no burning desire for new functionality but are facing the prospect of increased support costs and, eventually, being unsupported if you don’t upgrade? In this article we discuss some of the common questions around undertaking an Oracle R12 upgrade, and explain some of the benefits of the new functionality.
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Make sure you summarize regularly – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 5

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: June 10, 2012
In Primavera P6 Professional, the Summarize function updates a set of Summary Tables in the Primavera P6 database. This helps improve system performance, but also has other benefits.
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Ensuring actuals are reported against the right period – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 4

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: May 7, 2012
In Primavera P6, by default, actuals are distributed evenly across the time periods. However, it possible to adjust this so reports reflect actual values.
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Hint Help is handy – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 3

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: April 10, 2012
An oft-overlooked tool in P6 Professional and Optional Client is the Hint Help functionality. Unlike some other built-in help systems, this one is simple and quick to use.
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HotKeys: Three ways to get more time in your Scheduling day – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 2

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: March 9, 2012
Our Primavera Support Team shares three simple ways that you can reduce the time spent on schedules and performing common tasks in P6, and put more time back into your scheduling day.
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Prescience Technology supports UN Women’s Program on International Women’s Day

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: March 8, 2012
In recognition of the important role that women play in business, family, political and community life around the world, Prescience Technology has made a donation to UN Women Australia's campaign to make marketplaces safe for women in the Pacific region.
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Creating a Custom Unit of Measure – Primavera Tips and Tricks: Tip 1

Author: Angelo Bucon      Publish Date: February 15, 2012
Prescience Technology's Primavera Support engineers are adept at getting the most out of Primavera. This month they share their first tip: How to Create a Custom Unit of Measure.
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Prescience Technology achieves Specialization for Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: February 4, 2012
Prescience Technology, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM). This means that clients running capital-intensive projects can confidently work with a single accredited partner for all their EPPM software and project management needs – from analysis and purchase of licenses, through implementations and upgrades, to long term and sustainable support.
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What’s new in Primavera P6 EPPM 8.2

Author: Loretta Bayliss      Publish Date: January 25, 2012
Late December is an interesting time of year to make bold, new announcements – yet this was when Oracle released Primavera P6 R8.2. At a time when many of us were still recovering from the over-indulgences of Christmas and thinking vaguely about New Year resolutions, Oracle was delivering on their promise to continue improving and renewing their Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management toolkit with this exciting new release. Release 8.2 offers many new features and a number of welcome enhancements to both Primavera P6 EPPM (Web client) and Primavera P6 Professional client. This article provides an overview of the new features, and some insight into our perceived highlights of this latest version of Oracle Primavera’s staple product. For a more detailed view of what’s new in Release 8.2, you can download the Oracle Primavera “{Download:{"file":"OraclePrimavera_P6_EPPM8.2_WhatsNew_Dec2011.pdf","text":"What's New in P6 R8.2"}}”. Finally, we offer up for discussion (and vigorous debate, no doubt) what we consider to be the winning feature of this latest release from Redwood Shores.
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Prescience Technology becomes an Oracle Primavera Authorized Reseller

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: August 16, 2011
Prescience Technology is pleased to announce that we are now an Oracle Primavera Authorized Reseller, only the second organisation in Australia to have achieved the official Oracle accreditation.
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A panel discussion on why projects fail

Author: Loretta Bayliss, Managing Director      Publish Date: August 12, 2011
Following on from our earlier post, a recent segment on Sky Business News continued our discussion on why projects fail.
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Want to know the secret to keeping your project on track?

Author: Ryan Ellis, Primavera Scheduler      Publish Date: August 10, 2011
According to Primavera Scheduler, Ryan Ellis, it has something to do with KISS.
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Are you at the cutting edge?

Author: Prescience Technology      Publish Date: August 8, 2011
Many organisations believe that they are working with the latest software, but many are way behind their competitors, and potentially suffering in the long run.
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