Oracle has just released Oracle Prime Professional, a desktop application that is designed for scheduling and that connects to the Oracle Prime Projects database. Is this huge news!? Is this the tool that we will all be using to schedule our projects in 2025? It is a bit early to tell, but at least it might be! This possibility alone is reason enough for a first review.Read more
As a follow-up to my last post about the difference between a time buffer and total float; here is a new post in the same series – seemingly easy concepts that seem to confuse many. This one might be an open door for financial or general management profiles, but it is not for most project controls engineers.Read more
Who owns the float has been a predominant discussion within project controls for decades. And it still is. However, to correctly address this question, the difference between Total Float and Time Contingency (or a time buffer) needs to be fully understood. We hope this blog post will help in clarifying the differences.Read more
One of the emerging techniques within project controls is (forensic) delay analysis. It is one of the money makers of project controls. Forensic schedule analysts are among the finest and most respected experts in project controls. They study and investigate events and use Critical Path Method-based techniques to calculate the cause and impact of delays with an aim to support claims through negotiation or even legal proceedings.
At Primaned Belgium, we consider it to be a growth opportunity and we do invest a lot of time to continuously improve our skills in delay analysis. Nonetheless, we have mixed feelings about this domain.Read more
On July 14th, the newest version of Oracle Primavera P6 has been released. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the new features within this release and what these features might mean for our clients. We will also share our initial opinion on this new release.Read more
The entire Primaned Belgium team has been on a 4-day trip to Porto for our yearly Strategy Weekend. Strategic employee participation is a key concept within our company philosophy.Read more
Primavera P6 has established itself as the leading software for project scheduling & control and especially for complex projects in engineering & construction. However, not every P6 implementation is the same. Four different implementation types can be distinguished with differences in architecture and functionality. In this blog post we will focus on the advantages of the most recent one, P6 EPPM Cloud Services.Read more
The Primaned team has written quite some blog posts about Oracle Prime Projects over the last couple of months. We did not hide that we thought it might very well be the PM tool of the future. Our enthusiasm is based on the comprehensiveness of the tool and its alignment with our vision on integrated project controls. It is so much more than a scheduling engine. When introducing the tool to clients and prospects, the reception is very good and our enthusiasm seems to be shared. However, mainly because of the nature of our client base, there is one thing they all want to know and ask us time and again.
How good is its scheduling compared to my good old Primavera P6?Read more
Oracle Primavera P3 and later Primavera P6 Professional have been market-leading project management tools for more than three decades by now; and I’m sure that the latter will continue to be so for a while.
But, project controls best practices change and so will its toolbox.Read more
Project controls is a blanket term commonly used for many different things. Independent of its appliances or industry, each time it results in (cost) efficiency. At Primaned Belgium, we aim to help project organizations in every domain find the benefits of proper project controls. Therefore, we’ve accepted the challenge to post 30 informative blog posts within 2017. All this to inform you, but mainly… to inspire!Read more