Yes indeed, you can keep expanding your knowledge in the field of Project Controls in times of Corona. In fact, it might be even easier for you to invest time in education in case Corona created some gaps in your agenda. Of course we took all the measures necessary to avoid spreading the disease:
Measures until June 1st:
All training modules will be organised remotely. So also our Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 Professional trainings will take place with remote learning. We took the following measures to provide the same quality as with our usual classroom method:
- The training material is sent to the participants before the training (so you receive a physical book instead of a PDF);
- We use a professional conference system to make sure you clearly see and hear the teacher. The participants will also see the teacher’s screen and the other participants to keep the meeting interactive and personal.
- The maximum number of participants has been reduced to ensure sufficient personal attention;
- The course is divided into two blocks of 3 hours each training day. There will be enough breaks to be able to keep focused and concentrated during the training.
- Participants will receive a simple login procedure that allows you to login to both the video conference call and scheduling tooling without the need for installation;
- The participants receive a digital certificate after the course.
Measures from June 1st:
If possible the Primaned Academy will switch back to classroom training from June 1st.
So if you have a preference for classroom training you should register for the training modules that are scheduled after June 1st.
We will contact the participants timely if the situation changes. The participants will have the choice of switching to a remote training or postponing the training to a later moment, free of charge.
Niels Ligtvoet discusses the possibilities of integrating Primavera P6 EPPM and Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC/Prime).
- Limiting the information seen/processed by different roles raises the quality level of information.
- The real power of project controls lies in the integration of data.
- Combining best-in-class tools, out-of-the-box or tailor-made, provides a clear project insight on your projects and portfolio.
We are all familiar with the old-fashioned but convenient way of presenting our activities in Primavera P6: Gantt charts. Options for shapes of bars, lines and milestones are limited. That is why eventually you can easily run out of options while presenting your activities. It even started to engrave its own visualising norms: bars are blue on left side of the data date and green on right side of the data date. It is time to add some richness to our Gantt chart elements.
The Primaned Academy continuously improves its education, responding to what organisations need for their employees. Our field committee consists of experts in project management, working for various organisations in the Netherlands. They give us advice, both solicited and unsolicited, in order to keep our training courses practical and relevant. The first meeting last month showed how much we can learn from each other in this rapidly changing and exciting field of Project Controls.
As a temporary conclusion to our Earned Value Management blog series, we’d like to provide you with an EVM formula cheat sheet. This file contains all essential formulas for calculating the Earned Value metrics, indicators and measures. Download the .pdf for free.
In this blog post, we’re going to dig deeper into a question you will face when preparing or reviewing a schedule update. How do you address “out-of-sequence” progress in Primavera P6?
The user has 3 interesting choices in the schedule options on how the software deals with progressed activities that are out of sequence. This blog post will address 3 options, which will help you better represent reality in your progress updates.