A Beginner's Guide to Planning A Project with P6 PPM Software
Planning a Project with Enterprise PPM software
P6 is beneficial for many reasons, but in our opinion it is best known for being there for your project from beginning to end. Each project has a beginning, if you are just getting started ask yourself the following questions:
- How long will this project last? What are the dates that the project with start and finish?
- What activities will make up this project? What is the objective?
- Other than labor, what resources will be needed?
- Who will perform each task? Determine work hours, holidays and downtime.
- How much will the entire project cost? Think about any hidden costs as well.
- How much is within your project budget? Estimating in advance will help keeping you from overruns.
Your ability to Determine the answers to these questions will help you create the skeleton to the body of your project!
And speaking of skeletons… You could easily compare a projects lifecycle to that of your own at times. We each have an internal schedule, daily activities to perform, costs, etc. All of which we have had time to manage and create a routine, allowing for slight bends along the way. Getting through the day-to-day can be difficult at times, but trying to plan the future seems nearly impossible.
How can Enteprise Project Portfolio Management help your organization?
Primavera P6 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 distribute resources, surpass their budget, and schedule incorrectly. These mistakes are costly to companies and can be eradicated through efficient project management practices with an Enterprise PPM software tool.
Quick Tip of the Day- Viewing 2 projects at the same time!
In order to view 2 projects at the same time:
Open the 2 projects you want to compare. In the Activity window, choose View then select Show on Bottom choose Gantt chart.
Your window should be divided with independent scroll bars, you can then assign each project to either window.
We know you have project goals, let MSS Inc. and our Project Controls knowledge help your organzation manage your projects from its initial planning stage to completion!
MSS Inc. offers a project management fundamentals training course that allows you to learn Primavera P6 in your own time and at your own pace. Click here to view our sample video course lesson. We specialize in project management training and also offer virtual Primavera training classes. Let us know what works best for you. Web-based training or classroom training...?
If there is anything we can further help you with Contact MSS, Inc. We hope you've found this blog helpful!