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P6 Release 8 Application Considerations Overview

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• Client Administrative Features Moved to P6 Web
• Job Services Replaced By Scheduled Services
• Methodology Manager Replaced With Project
Templates (Single database for projects and templates)
• MS Project Link Removed
• New Risk Functionality moved from client to P6 Web
• P6 Analytics (Reporting)
• Business Process Management (BPM Workflow)
• Upgrade Information
• Home Window and Progress Reporter Removed

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P6 Release 8 Application Considerations Overview

  1. 1. P6 Release 8 Application Considerations Overview Depak Patel Technical Support Engineer P6 Application Chris Theibault Senior Support Engineer P6 Technical
  2. 2. • Client Administrative Features Moved to P6 Web • Job Services Replaced By Scheduled Services • Methodology Manager Replaced With Project Templates (Single database for projects and templates) • MS Project Link Removed • New Risk Functionality moved from client to P6 Web • P6 Analytics (Reporting) • Business Process Management (BPM Workflow) • Upgrade Information • Home Window and Progress Reporter Removed © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Overview
  3. 3. • Global Dictionaries: – EPS – OBS – Project Codes – Activity Step Templates – Cost Accounts – Funding Sources – Risk User Defined Fields Administrative Features have been moved to P6 Web © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  4. 4. • Users • Security Profiles • Admin Preferences • Admin Categories • Currencies • Timesheet Dates • Financial Periods • Time Approval Administrative Features have been moved to P6 Web (cont’d) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  5. 5. • The following services will be re-engineered as a java service for P6 Web Version 8.0 – Apply Actuals – Enterprise Summary – Schedule – Level Resources – Summarize – Recalculate Assignment Cost – Store Period Performance (cannot be scheduled) Job Services Replaced By Scheduled Services © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  6. 6. Job Services Replaced By Scheduled Services (cont’d) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  7. 7. • Methodology Manager has been replaced with Project Templates. • Users can create a project template from scratch or take an existing project and convert it into a template. Methodology Manager Replaced With Project Templates © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  8. 8. • This window provides the option to create a project template from an existing project or template. • The option to use planned or actual costs will only be available when creating a template from an existing project (NOT a template). Methodology Manager Replaced With Project Templates (cont’d) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  9. 9. • From this window you can select which project data to copy, this tab will only be available if creating a template from a project or another template. Methodology Manager Replaced With Project Templates (cont’d) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  10. 10. • Microsoft project Link has been removed from the client application • Users of the software will still continue to have the option to import Microsoft Project files MS Project Link Removed © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  11. 11. Integrated Project Risk Management © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  12. 12. Risk Register © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  13. 13. • Create one or more response plans • More complete Risk Management History • Linked to activity • Activity Details updates action Risk Response Planning © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  14. 14. • Risk Register customizable • See Risks across projects • Risk UDFs Customizable Multi-Project Risk View © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  15. 15. Activity View Risk Details Tab © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  16. 16. Risk Scoring Matrix © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  17. 17. • Qualitative Risk Management in P6 • No need to maintain and import risk registers • Complete import into PRA Enhanced Integration with Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  18. 18. • Critical projects visualized on dashboards • Identify and predict cost trends • S-Curves in dashboards showing resource performance • Indicators for up-coming / under-staffed project work P6 Analytics © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  19. 19. • Current windows reports could not be pushed out onto dashboards • New reporting platform: BI Publisher (BIP) (reporting platform of the future!) • Windows reports can be published to a network drive while creating an associated record as a WP&Docs document • New email feature for reports • Bursting feature provides you with the ability to split large reports based on criteria • No migration from old reports to BIP MyReports Portlet Removed © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  20. 20. Business Process Management (BPM Workflow replaces JBPM) • Primavera P6 web Workflow now uses Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) Solution • Distinct advantage is integration of the BPM to both backend infrastructure and front end user interface • Users can initiate, participate, approve, reject, delegate, escalate and monitor any PPM workflow from dashboards • Existing Project Requests and document workflow in previous versions of P6 Web will need to be recreated © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  21. 21. Upgrade Information • After upgrade, any user who previously had module access to… o …Team Member and PM client, then both remain checked. o …Team Member and other modules, then Team Member will be unchecked • Timesheets/Progress Reporter o It is necessary to use the Web in order to approve timesheets • Steps o Step Description hyperlinks will no longer be active • Email Activity Views © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  22. 22. Upgrade Information (cont’d) • Passwords can no longer be left null. • Financial Periods o Gaps between periods are no longer allowed. • Project Architect has been removed. • Change in Security for Scheduled Services. • Auto-Reorganization • Publishing Reports • P6 Professional Installation • Notebook Page removed in Portfolios • Summary Tables Removed © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  23. 23. • The old Home Page has now been removed, as can be seen by the screenshot on the left. The screenshot on the right shows the new menu without the Home page option. • In Release 8, Enterprise functionality has been removed from the P6 client application. Progress Reporter (formerly Timesheets) is Enterprise functionality and has therefore been removed, along with all associated menu item, including: • Admin, Timesheet Dates • Admin, Admin Preferences, Timesheets tab • Admin, Admin Categories, Overhead Codes • Tools, Time Approval Home Window and Progress Reporter Removed © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  24. 24. Other options which have been removed from the P6 client in line with the removal of Progress Reporter are: • Static Reports: – Overhead Codes – Timesheet History – Timesheet Hours – Timesheet Intervals – Timesheets • Time Distributed Reports: – Timesheet Hours – In the New Resource Wizard, the option to set up Progress Reporter is no longer offered • The Resources tab in the Project Details no longer includes any information about Progress Reporter • Feedback from Resources History dialogue • In all columns selection dialogues, “Timesheets Feedback” has been changed to “Feedback” Home Window and Progress Reporter Removed (cont’d) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  25. 25. P6 Release 8 Technical Considerations Overview
  26. 26. • Database Changes • New Oracle Database User • New Database Password Encryption • New Administer Private Database Logins Utility • New Schema Changes • Authentication Types • P6 (Formerly known as Web Access) • Weblogic Prerequisites • Websphere Prerequisites © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Overview
  27. 27. • Java JRE issues • Application Server Clustering • P6 R8 Professional • P6 R8 Standalone Status • Enterprise Reporting • Oracle Business Process Management © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Overview
  28. 28. • Content Repository Migration • Security and Hardening • Technologies Added to P6 R8 • Technologies Dropped from P6 R8 © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Overview
  29. 29. • New Oracle Database User • Background Processes User • New Database Password Encryption • Release 8 will be using AES2 encryption • New Administer Private Database Logins Utility • Allows you to reset the Privuser password. • No longer located in the Database Configuration Utility © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential New Database Changes and Features in R8
  30. 30. • Authentication Types still supported • Native • LDAP • WebSSO • New Configuration Location • Located in Administration Application on the Authentication tab. • LDAP Configuration Wizard does not exist © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Authentication Types
  31. 31. • New Features • New URL for P6: http://<server>:<port>/p6/login • Web Access has changed from primaveraweb to P6 • All administration has moved to the web. • Adding New Users • 30 character limit instead of 20 in previous versions • E-mail addresses supported for usernames © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 (Formerly known as Web Access)
  32. 32. • Prerequisites for installation on Weblogic Platform • Java Application Server Weblogic 11g R1 • JDK – One of the 2 listed • Jrockit 6 Update 5 R27.6.2+ • Sun JDK 1.6.0_21+ • Prerequisites for installation on IBM WebSphere Platform • Java Application Server WebSphere 7.0 • WebSphere 7.0 Fix Pack 11 • IBM JDK © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 Prerequisites
  33. 33. • Java JREs 6 update 21 and update 22 • Release will push JRE 6 update 20 © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Known Java JRE Issues
  34. 34. • Supported on Weblogic and Websphere application servers • Application Cluster Benefits • Scalability • Web server capacity can be increased on demand • High – Availability • Processing continues when a server instance fails. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 R8 Application Server Clustering
  35. 35. • Installation • No more Methodology Management Client application or database (MMDB) • Methodology templates will need to be migrated over to project templates. • Project Management Professional Client application only • No registry entries installed with R8 client • Connection Information • Can only connect to a P6 EPPM database • Administration has been moved to the Web • Database alias connection information stored in a new Prmbootstrap.xml file. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 R8 Professional
  36. 36. • Connection Information cont. • File found in: • C:Documents and Settings<username>Local SettingsApplication DataPrimavera P6 Professional (for Windows XP/2003 users) • C:Users<username>Local SettingsApplication DataPrimavera P6 Professional (for Windows Vista/7/2008 users). © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 R8 Professional
  37. 37. • P6 R8 is currently an Enterprise-only release. • No Installation Option or Upgrade Path available • Does not include functionality required for standalone installations. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 R8 Standalone Status
  38. 38. • Enterprise Reporting • Enables customer to create day-to-day operational reports using the Operational Data Store (ODS) • P6 Analytics (Sold Separately) • Perform business intelligence analysis with Enterprise Reporting using the Star Schema (STAR) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential P6 R8 Enterprise Reporting
  39. 39. • Replaces the JBPM using previously for workflows. • A redesign of current workflows will be needed. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Oracle Business Process Management
  40. 40. • Migrations from iManage must first be upgraded to P6.2.1 • For those using P6.2.1 and P6v7 there will be a migration tool available at a later date. • For more information please review Doc ID 1263556.1. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Content Repository Migrations
  41. 41. • Purpose • Minimize and eliminate security risks • Protect systems and data from attacks • Planning and Action • Implement measures on general operating systems • Implement on database and application servers • Can be deployed into environments with hardening measures in practice © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential R8 Security Hardening
  42. 42. • Oracle Business Process Management 10g (BPM 10g) • Oracle BI Publisher 10g • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g • Support for Mac OS (Snow Leopard) • Support for Safari 4.x web browser • Database Technologies • Active Data Guard • Advanced Compression • Partitioning • RAC (Real Application Cluster) © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Technologies Added to R8
  43. 43. • Apache 2.0 (Web Server) • IIS 6.0 (Web Server) • JackRabbit (Document Repository) • JBoss (Java Application Server) • JBPM (Workflow Engine) • OHTTP 2.0 • SiteMinder • WebLogic 10g R3 © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Technologies Dropped From R8
  44. 44. © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
  45. 45. THANK YOU © 2010 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential

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