Monday Oct 26, 2015

Public Sector Focus: Smart Cities Initiatives Benefit from Project Portfolio Management

In September 2015, the US government pledged US$160 million in new funding as part of a sprawling smart cities initiative. Oracle Director, Industry Strategy and Business Development Guy Barlow explains how public sector agencies throughout the world can derive the most value from large-scale infrastructure investments while mitigating risk.

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Monday Oct 19, 2015

Gain a Cloud Advantage: Maximize Your Investment in Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

From lower costs to quicker time to value and faster access to the newest functional enhancements and technical advancements from Oracle, your organization can benefit from moving to Oracle’s Primavera subscription-based cloud solutions. A new webcast details the benefits of the new offerings.

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Friday Aug 08, 2014

Oracle’s Primavera at Oracle OpenWorld

Register today for Oracle OpenWorld, taking place in San Francisco, California from September 28 to October 2, 2014. Read the Primavera Focus On Document to see the full list of demos, sessions, and activities, and watch for the schedule builder tool launching in August to create your personalized event itinerary. Don’t miss special sessions, including a preview of Oracle’s Primavera product roadmap; customer-led sessions with Kiewit, CHM2Hill, and CSX Transportation; and a chance to meet Oracle’s Primavera experts on-site or at the Primavera customer reception.
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Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Oracle Industry Connect Brings Together Leaders to Share Insight and Industry-Specific Best Practices at New Conference

Oracle announces a new leadership event, Oracle Industry Connect, which will gather executives from communications, financial services, health sciences, retail, utilities and other project-management intensive industries to showcase how they tackle complex business challenges and drive innovation in their specific industries. The event will take place March 25-26, 2014, in Boston.

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Friday Apr 26, 2013

Watch the New Crystal Ball 3-Minute Demo Video

How do you deal with the Uncertainty and Risk in your Forecasts and Plans?

Crystal Ball helps users to forecast and plan more accurately in a range of applications and industries:

  • Future projected sales revenues
  • Project cost contingencies
  • Oil & Gas reserve level estimations
  • Lean and Six Sigma specifications
  • Inventory optimization……………… and many more!

Find out more watch our 3 minute video here

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Register today for Oracle's 4th Annual Virtual Summit - June 13, 2013

Discover why Primavera is the #1 multi-initiative Project Portfolio Management Solution to help you achieve financial discipline, operational excellence and risk mitigation.

Attend live presentations about best practices, case studies and  industry solutions. Learn about the latest PPM Products from cloud based Unifier and  Instantis to Primavera P6 new release.Visit the Exhibit Hall to chat with Oracle PPM experts and partners.  

Check out the Resource Library to access valuable content, whitepapers and videos.

And don't forget to stop by the Networking Lounge to connect with your peers and make new connections.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to attend Primavera's most eagerly awaited virtual event! Join June 13th, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT

Register today!

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Why Use Oracle Secure Global Desktop with Oracle Primavera Applications

Oracle Primavera is the leading Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) solution for project-intensive industries. It offers best-in-class capabilities focused on mission critical PPM requirements of industries like engineering & construction, discrete and process manufacturing, public administration, financial services and others. Oracle Primavera enables enterprise agility, team productivity, portfolio predictability and overall project management efficiency. The result is the ability to drive down costs, minimize risk and deliver results to key stakeholders.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides the ability to use Primavera P6 applications on a variety of client devices even when users only have access to high-latency WAN or asynchronous dial-up connections. High performance is achieved by using Oracle Secure Global Desktop’s Adaptive Internet Protocol (AIP), which employs heuristics to determine the type of device and network connection in use, and dynamically adapts to optimize performance.

Publish Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management applications using Oracle Secure Global Desktop to solve problems like:

  • Remote users experiencing slow performance issues due to high latency

  • Administrators needing to restrict Primavera P6 access to SSL connections only

  • Administrators needing to publish controlled application environments

To learn more about how to publish Oracle Primavera applications when using Oracle Secure Global Desktop, please refer to this document.

Sunday Dec 18, 2011

Improve business performance in a project-intensive world

A recent Economist Intelligence Unit report shows that around the world less than 6% of projects are delivered successfully, with the majority of projects delivered late, over budget or without fully meeting the scope and quality requirements originally set out. This is true even in ‘project-intensive’ industries; those industries that depend on project management for their success, and have worked to develop project management skills in their organizations. This is a critical issue for project-intensive organizations and the wider business community. The Project Management Institute (PMI) estimates that at approximately 20% of global aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is represented by project work. This rate of project failure represents a huge cost to global businesses.

These figures come into sharp focus when viewed alongside current economic and project delivery trends. Three trends that merit particular attention are:

  • Doing more with less
  • Increasing shortage of experienced professionals and the hero culture
  • Lack of standardization and interoperability

Each of these trends and challenges has a direct impact on project performance and the overall business performance of any project-intensive organization. Executives of project-intensive businesses have a direct responsibility in driving strategies that enable their project teams, their project delivery supply chain and their organizations as a whole to overcome these challenges.

There are three particular areas of project management that executives should focus on in order to address these challenges, safeguard project performance and optimize business performance:

1. Enterprise project resource management:

By carefully focusing on project resource utilization across all projects, the project-intensive business can maximize their resource value across the enterprise – cutting costs significantly while ensuring resource coverage for project delivery success.

 2. Enterprise project standardization, governance and best practices

An approach that recognizes the project delivery process, rather than the individual project deliverable, as the product of the project-intensive business, opens the door to standardization and economies of scale. It allows the project-intensive business to improve processes, capture efficiencies and cut costs to improve the performance of every project and the supporting functions, significantly improving overall business performance enterprise-wide.

3. Enterprise project process and collaboration automation

Process and collaboration automation can significantly contribute to a reduced resource footprint, reduced costs and increased resource value by freeing skilled resources for revenue generating tasks. To automate project delivery processes and collaboration, a technology platform that can fully support a project-intensive business’ standardized processes is needed. This platform must enable automation through configurable workflow definition, metric threshold recognition, project schedule and calendar tie-in, and full resource and role definitions. Through a careful review of standardized processes, and with executive leadership in collaboration with project teams, project-intensive businesses can use automation to drive project performance and improve business performance.

Enterprise Project Portfolio Management can help project-driven organizations build a competitive advantage and drive improved business performance by consistently delivering successful projects. With a good EPPM Platform such as Oracle Primavera, organizations can unite project stakeholders and team members through collaboration and business process automation to drive accountability and project delivery discipline. And at the enterprise level, organizations can establish and enforce best practices and define process improvements that are critical to long-term business success, while eliminating rework, waste and resource capacity constraints. Executives can optimize management of projects, programs, portfolios and people, and enable the organization to accelerate the return from projects, control costs across all projects, reduce contingency requirements, and maximize resource capacity and skills availability to meet current and future demand.

At all levels of the business, from the project team to the board room, EPPM can expose the hidden realities of project and business performance to facilitate proactive decision-making, mitigate risks and resolve issues so that executives can always make commitments to customers with confidence and ensure profitability. In short, an EPPM platform such as Oracle Primavera enables project-intensive organizations to drive project excellence and create value in every single project.

For further information, read the full business brief.


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