Do you also feel that sometimes project scheduling is a theoretical exercise that has little to no connection with the actual field work on site? Many site managers and field workers currently have this feeling and show low commitment to whatever a planning engineer produces.
As planning professionals, we surprisingly agree with this premise. Being self-critical, this situation, which we will call field disconnect, is arguably the biggest issue we face in construction planning nowadays.
In this blog post, we will analyze how we ended up in this situation, but more importantly how we believe it should be fixed.
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.
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.
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?
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.