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(OWN-1055) Implementing Primavera P6 Release 8.1: Leading Change in a Large Owner Organization

Primary Author: Mr John Wallace Blodgett Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Co-author(s): Mr Brian Criss PSP DRMcNatty & Associates, Inc.

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: In 2011, my company decided to implement the Oracle Primavera suite of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools. Included in the scope was the upgrade of our existing Primavera P6 Client and Web to Release 8.1, and the implementation and integration of Primavera Analytics, Primavera Inspire interface with SAP, Oracle Business Process Management (BPM), and Oracle BI Publisher for reporting. It has been a long journey from no standard PPM tool to what may be one of the largest implementations of this scale of all the major Oracle tools. There is much consternation and apprehension in the scheduling profession about the "Oracle-ization" of the Primavera we all know and love, and what that means to the future of the P6 Client and even P3. This paper will discuss the business case for upgrading to the most current versions, leading change from the grass-roots in a large owner organization, innovative uses for some of the modules in the tools, and realizing the results of the change on overall project and program performance.