Primavera, an Oracle® product, manages projects and programs related to Engineering, Constructions, and Architecture industry. It aids the users to compute progress, improve team management, and monitor, plan and track organization's projects. It also helps in ensuring governance and prioritizing investment and resources in projects.
Primavera is primarily used by Schedulers, Planning Engineers, Stakeholders, and Project Managers. The latest product in line is Primavera® P6 with PPM (Project Portfolio Management) integration. Primavera® P6 software package contains Cost Manager, SureTrak, Prosight, P6, Contract Manager, and Evolve & Inspire. P6 avails portfolio performance view on real-time basis along with offering tabular scorecards, what-if scenario modeling, and capacity analysis. Primavera® has been serving different industries from past few decades; let's get an insight into the benefits gained by Primavera:
1. Decreases Risks:
Project expenses are likely to grow when it has errors or inconsistencies and this leads to cost cutting in project expenses that may affect the important parts of a project. However, if Primavera P6 is used in project management, it assists in identifying and decreasing the risks in process of organizing, supervising, and completing the project.
2. Easy to Handle:
Primavera provides numerous complicated processes and analysis; but, it still makes managing and accessing much simpler. Users have to put in the information and afterwards Primavera® identifies the errors, if there are any. Primavera® P6 can be used during the entire project process be it huge or multi-tier project.
3. Optimization of Resources:
Primavera P6 helps all those who are involved in the project to cautiously check availability of resources and modify them as per project needs in order to meet the end requirements. Along with this, the software proves helpful in determining the areas and resources that may lead the project costs to rise and provides ways to bring them down, hand-in-hand.
4. Enhanced Visibility:
Following the compliance and maintaining the visibility with environmental and political regulations lies under priority list of Business Executives and Project Managers. Thus, Primavera® P6 helps in entering, tracking, and analyzing data in one location which aids in proper implementation of rules and regulations that leads to non-violation of the policies.
5. Forecasting of Project Activities:
Every project evolves with time and goes through addition of tasks on stakeholders' demands, allocation of supplementary resources and activities. The software avails the feature of creating forecasts for additional activities, resources and other project requirements.
6. Tracking Feature:
A proper tracking of activities is the prime need of every project and Primavera® P6 covers a special tracking feature. It allows users to fastly create reports along with assurance that all the projects get completed in allotted time frame.
7. Enhanced Communication:
There are numerous projects that cover large areas in turn requiring a huge number of workers and involvement of various clients. The software helps the staff at executive-level to communicate with the Project Managers, Planners, and Workers. Users can also make notes about scheduling and make sure that all the users access the messages.
8. Improved Teamwork:
An enhanced communication helps the projects to reach completion phase successfully which is possible through an effective teamwork. A good teamwork between various parties is needed especially in the projects that are spread in large areas.
9. Employees can do Schedule Creation:
Users can easily access the scheduling and planning procedures in Primavera® P6 software. Workers may also create their own schedules in the software from their respective locations. They have the right to make schedule requests and perform scheduling functions as well.
10. Breakdown Large Projects:
Primavera® P6 allows its users to breakdown large projects into smaller ones. These small projects are easier to handle, more achievable in terms of tasks and activities.
Industries using Primavera®:
Primavera is useful in all those industries that work on projects based environment and effective handling of such projects is needed on a high node. Therefore, it helps the users to aptly handle the projects by using the right tools of the software. There are numerous industries that are benefitted by the software. Few of them are:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Travel and Transportation
- Engineering and Construction
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Public Sector
- Oil and Gas
Career Opportunities for Primavera® professionals:
Professionals who are well equipped with Primavera® skills have a huge amount of jobs available for them in industry. Instead, aspirants will be surprised to know that there are some jobs that do not need any degree, but only Primavera skills. Such jobs open up a wide range of opportunities for the candidates in terms of making good money and widening the career prospects. The ones who are well-versed with Primavera knowledge are likely to get job as a Planner, Project Coordinator, Scheduler, Planning Engineer, etc.