Learning about the Primavera P6 Professional Project Management tool

HPS know that Primavera P6 Professional Project Management (PPM) is a key project management tool. Indeed the Primavera Windows-based project planning tool is probably one of the most popular in the world for managing construction projects.

At its most basic the Primavera P6 Professional is a tool to build, schedule and track complex project schedules.  It consists architecturally of – the Project Management client that installs on a Windows PC and connects to either a server-based or a local database. Other databases including Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases are supported by it, as is SQLite.

It is programmed with the Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling algorithm. Primavera P6 Professional (PPM) At the most basic level assigns dates to tasks based on sequencing and task duration. The output is a project schedule with dates applied and a Critical Path clearly identified, alongside the continual awareness and calculation of a project end date.

For HPS one of the biggest selling points of Primavera P6 Pro has been that the software can easily handle large project schedules of up to 100,000 activities, way beyond the needs of most project. On top of that the CPM Scheduling engine up with Resource & Cost Management features, Gantt Chart, graphs, spreadsheets, analytic tools and reporting, and Primavera P6 Professional becomes the tool of choice for engineering, heavy construction, oil & gas and related industries.

Primavera P6 Pro may not be the most recent of technology but the key thing is that it works, and works well.


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