The benefits of the dashboard in Primavera P6 Release 8

The dashboard view in Primavera P6 Release 8

Primavera P6 Release 8Primavera P6 Release 8 is a full service project management software that is 100% web based. This new release provides users with an easy to read user interface that provides real time analytics for the health of any project. This insight gives executives, project managers, and project team members have all the information needed to make the right decisions. Primavera P6 Release 8 facilitates planning and collaboration amongst project team members to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Primavera P6 Release 8 helps organizations plan out projects to make sure that they are completed in an efficient and cost effective manner. Many companies struggle to complete projects on time because they run in to delays, over allocate resources, exceed their budget, and schedule incorrectly. These mistakes are costly to companies and can be eliminated through efficient project management practices with Primavera P6 Release 8.

Lack of collaboration and planning are two of the many pitfalls associated with managing a project. It is easy to lose important project documents and misinterpret valuable information when all the information is not in a centralized location. Primavera P6 Release 8 gives users a single source to view all the information regarding the status of their projects. The dashboards views are role based and can be configured to only show the information pertinent to the user’s job. That way, all of the project information is one centralized location,easy to read, and standardized for all project team members. This helps ensure effective communicate between all the team members involved in the project. There are many portlets in the dashboard view of Primavera P6 Release 8 including the Gantt Chart, schedule performance, resource allocation, and portfolio analysis.

The Gantt Chart portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8 compares the current status of the of a single schedule against a project baseline and helps the project team members to identify why the schedule is deviating from the project baseline. This is a valuable feature of Primavera P6 Release 8 because the project team members can foresee the problems with the project before they arise. The foresight that Primavera P6 Release 8 provides could save companies millions of dollars fees associated with projects going past their finish date.

The schedule performance portlet in Primavera P6 release 8 has similar functionality to that of a Gantt Chart, but the lets the user see the overall performance of all the schedules within an organization’s project portfolio. This is important for companies that do enterprise level scheduling because the health of one project can negatively affect that health of another project in the portfolio. Users can look at the schedule performance portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8 and identify a problem with the project portfolio. Then they can look at each project’s schedule in the portfolio and determine which project is having an issue. Once the project with an issue is discovered, the user can access the project’s work break down structure and determine what deliverable is causing the issue and correct the problem. This feature of Primavera P6 Release 8 is one of the most valuable for companies that are managing multiple projects with deadlines.

The resource allocation portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8 is another feature that can ensure the overall success of a project. Many times, companies want to minimize costs by using the least amount resources required to complete a project. This ends up costing companies in the long run because they cannot complete projects on time due to the fact that the resources are over or under worked. Project managers can view the resource portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8, 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.

The portfolio analysis portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8 is perfect for executives to get a top down view of the health of their project portfolios. This portlet view shows what the optimum mix of projects should be in the portfolio. The portfolio analysis portlet also gives insight in to which projects have the best reward compared risk. Decision makers who use Primavera P6 Release are given the insight to make the right choice when choosing which projects to invest their companies resources in to. Projects with little reward compared to risk can be put on the back burner so that valuable resources can be allocated to other more profitable project. The portfolio analysis portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8 provides companies with the best possible insight into their project portfolio giving them the best ROI for their projects.

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