26 Jan 2018 News

Dear Members,

Please find below this weeks' newsletter.  We hope that you find it adds value to your day.  Please visit our sponsors as they keep our servers running and without them we will cease to exist. If you would like to join our team of bloggers and content providers then do get in touch.

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POWERFUL PROJECT SCHEDULING AND PLANNING IN ORACLE PRIME PROJECTS

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Don't miss the first event in our Oracle Prime Projects live webcast series on February 21

Join us for a series of live webcasts to learn all about our latest project success platform, Oracle Prime Projects. In the first event on February 21, you'll see how schedule management capabilities enable powerful-yet-easy project planning and scheduling in the cloud. Based on the technology of industry-leading Primavera scheduling software, Oracle Prime Projects allows project managers to evaluate different schedule scenarios to arrive the optimal project execution plan.

Each webcast includes a live Q&A session that connects you directly to Oracle Product Directors and Solution Consultants.

Click here to register for some — or all — of the webcasts in this series.

CONSULTING SERVICES TO ASSESS YOUR PROJECT TEAM, YOUR DEPARTMENT, YOUR COMPANY

  Amongst those services we can offer an independent view of your employees through the following: 
  1. Self-Assessment – how do your employees view their strengths and abilities?
  2. Online Knowledge Test – is the self-assessment accurate?
  3. Independent Expert Review – the detailed assessment of your practitioner pool
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Clock over to read the full package and options here.

PASSIONATE ABOUT PROJECT CONTROLS AND ONLINE IS YOUR THING?

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THESE 4 PROJECT CONTROLS SOFTWARE TRENDS WILL MAKE WAVES IN 2018

In 2018, schedulers, planners & cost controllers will continue to deal with the pressures of managing complex projects amidst scarce resources, limited budgets and tight deadlines.

And while most project controllers will spend their time in front of a piece of software, our project controls software is changing and evolving in our connected world.

Project controls software tools play a large, and ever-expanding role in getting projects done on-time. And we rely on them more and more everyday.

Read the full blog post here to explore these emerging trends in the tools we use.

 

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SEVEN WAYS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LEAN AND CRITICAL PATH METHOD

A lot has changed in the engineering and construction world over the past few years. With the advances made in cloud technology, data availability, and project-management tools, lean and critical path method (CPM) have an opportunity to work together. Once seen as opponents in the space, these methods can now complement one another perfectly. Combine the power of lean and CPM to achieve unprecedented levels of coordination, control, consistency, compliance — and project success.

Learn how you can unite these two approaches to achieve exceptional project and business outcomes in this animated infographic.

GUILD OF PROJECT CONTROLS CORPORATE PARTNER

Guild Partner Membership offers a comprehensive solution for the effectiveness of your Project Controls team AND enables employers to assess AND manage their Project Control function much more effectively... your staff benefit by increased efficiency, increased awareness of their roles, how AND where to improve their skills with written guidance and a global community to call upon.

Read about how you can get involved here.

 

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ORACLE INDUSTRY CONNECT APRIL 10 - 11, NEW YORK

Oracle Industry Connect April 10 – 11,

New York Hilton Midtown 

Oracle Industry Connect is an invitation-only conference where a community of customers and other thought leaders gather to learn leading-edge approaches to improve how they plan, build, and operate critical assets.

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Oracle Construction and Engineering (formerly Primavera) will showcase our vision of the Future of Projects – and the collective effort to shape and embrace changes that will transform project delivery and propel organizations forward. 

Learn more and link to registration here. Watch this short video to hear from some of our past attendees about the value of Oracle Industry Connect.

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PrimaveraReader - checkout Planning Planet as PrimaveraReader are opening a dedicated help and discussion area  - Discussion Forum

GUILD ENDORSED TRAINING PRACTITIONERS

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Are you a practitioner who would like to help coach more junior practitioners and make revenue for doing it full time or part time?

Are you an experienced training provider who can deliver small or large scale training and want a new product set?

You are welcome to use the Guild of Project Controls Compendium and use your experience to help practitioners know and understand the tools & techniques associated with Planning & Scheduling, Cost Management, Forensic Analysis and Project Controls... become a trainer for the Guild.

Read more here and get in touch.

SPIDER PROJECT - THE MOST POPULAR PROJECT, PROGRAM and PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TOOL IN RUSSIA

Spider Project software is most popular project, program and portfolio management tool in Russia. It has customers in 34 countries but still is not widely known abroad.

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The first version of Spider Project was launched to the market in 1993 and since then its improvement based on its development team ideas and experience and users proposals and requirements never stopped. Today it has a lot of unique features that are not available in other tools. Look at the presentation here that describes some advanced scheduling functionality that is required in many projects but is absent in most tools.

Project models may be used as the decision making tools only if they reflect all existing dependencies and constraints. Let us know if you create project models that give reliable answers to any what if question and forecast future results. We'll be glad to discuss any issues with creating these models in Planning Planet Spider Project forum.

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