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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Primavera P6 R8 Upgrade

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Primavera P6 R8 Upgrade

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Primavera P6 R8 Upgrade

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  1. Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryPrimavera P6 R8 Upgrade Presented by: Brian Fitzsimons Date: 10/18/2011

  2. Outline P6 Environment Drivers Upgrade Process Issues Lessons Learned

  3. Pre-Upgrade P6 Environment • Importing of actual cost from finance system • Project WBS elements are assigned financial elements • Costs are assigned as resources within the Project WBS • Costs are imported monthly and weekly to show traceability • Version: 6.2 • Costing of resources • Uses PNNL finance web service to cost resources • Over 170 possible rate options for each resource

  4. Pre-Upgrade P6 Environment • Update P6 enterprise resource library from HR system • Runs every night • Adds new resources • Marks old resources as inactive • Industry standard reports

  5. Drivers to Upgrade • Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management (PPM) • Early Adopters • Requires R8 • New Features • Trickle ETL process/Extended tables schema • Timescaled Logic Diagrams • Schedule Comparison Utility • Improved Web Interface • Excel import/export privileges • Planned Value calculation corrections

  6. Web Interface

  7. Additional New FeaturesPNNL not currently using • Team member status tools • Email status updates • iPhone/iPad status application • Web portal status application • Workflow • Standalone version • Traveling with schedules • Limited/Classified access areas • Limited network access

  8. Terminology P6/P6 EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management): Web Interface P6 Professional/P6 PPM (Professional Project Management): Stand-alone Installation P6 Optional Client/P6 Professional for EPPM: Windows Client

  9. Upgrade Process • New WebLogic Server • JBoss no longer supported • Database Upgrade Utility • Re-implement modifications • Testing

  10. Issues • Administration only on the Web • Users • EPS • Optional Client interface confusion • Performance problem with Earned Value metrics • Fixed in recent service pack • Problem copying activity codes

  11. Lessons Learned • More testing • Activity code bug found after roll-out • Verify test system before upgrading

  12. Contacts Brian Fitzsimons – brian.fitzsimons@pnnl.gov