Robert Duncan

About Robert Duncan

Robert is a highly skilled software training development and delivery consultant at Prescience Technology, specialising in the Oracle Primavera suite of products. Robert is an Oracle certified training delivery consultant and is highly experienced in the application of Cost Management and Risk Management software in the business environment. Robert has over 34 years’ experience in the Defence, Electronics Manufacturing, Railway Signalling and Project Planning and Scheduling sectors.

How P6 & Acumen go Hand-in-Hand – Part II – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 67

By |2019-10-04T09:53:53+10:00October 3rd, 2019|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

In Part I of this blog, we discussed the compatibility of Oracle Primavera P6 and Deltek Acumen and demonstrated the risk evaluation process for an in-progress schedule. In Part II we will examine schedule critique, analysis and acceleration. Here are two simple processes to assist in developing better schedules to promote and enhance your project outcomes.

How P6 & Acumen go Hand-in-Hand – Part I – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 66

By |2019-06-03T14:00:34+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

In this month’s blog, we will discuss the compatibility of Oracle Primavera P6 and the Deltek Acumen suite. In combination, these tools can provide significant opportunities to improve the quality of Project outcomes. Oracle Primavera P6 is the premier Scheduling application that meets most industry requirements, and when combined with Deltek Acumen Fuse, Risk

Activities Global Change – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 65

By |2019-04-23T16:52:36+10:00April 23rd, 2019|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

In this month’s Tips & Tricks, we will examine the Global Change function. Global Changes can be a very powerful addition to a Planner’s toolkit to quickly and effectively make changes in a single, or in multiple, projects. Global Changes can modify a Project in ways that may be difficult to undo so, as

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis Re-Visited – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 64

By |2018-12-07T10:49:44+10:00December 7th, 2018|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) is one of the leading Risk Analysis tools available today. This month, we will look at the various attributes OPRA provides the user including the five-step model to building best performance schedules. The Risk journey should always start with Validation of the schedule and Pre-Analysis Check and are

Understanding P6 Calendars – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 56

By |2018-07-12T10:17:51+10:00December 11th, 2017|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

Understanding how calendars are defined in Oracle Primavera P6 is an important factor in maintaining the duration and date integrity of projects. Problems with project activity dates and durations can occur when a different calendar is assigned to an existing activity. An example of this could be changing from an 8-hour day to a

What’s New In Deltek Acumen? – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 55

By |2018-03-08T12:24:46+10:00August 29th, 2017|Primavera Tips & Tricks, Technology News|

A sound schedule is the key to a successful project. Many of our clients use Deltek Acumen to quickly diagnose and resolve project schedule shortcomings, reduce risk exposure, accelerate and align schedules with project goals and benchmark quality and performance. If you’ve recently upgraded to the latest version of Deltek Acumen, you will have noticed the

P6 Mobile Apps Deliver Productivity Improvements – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 47

By |2018-03-06T14:20:23+10:00September 1st, 2016|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

P6 mobile apps are Oracle’s latest innovative toolset that allows users to provide project updates from anywhere in the world. P6 users do not need any in depth knowledge or access to the P6 enterprise project system to provide real time update information. The P6 mobile apps are available on iOS and Android platforms.

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis Part II – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 42

By |2018-04-30T12:20:11+10:00April 4th, 2016|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

Last month we introduced Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis as one of the leading Risk Analysis tools. The Risk journey started with Schedule Validation and a subsequent Pre Analysis Check.  These actions were the first two steps in a five step model focused on developing robust schedules with a high probability of success. This month the

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 41

By |2018-03-07T16:43:18+10:00March 2nd, 2016|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

Many clients now require their suppliers to present robust project schedules with very high confidence levels for project success. Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) is one of the leading tools for risk assessing your project schedules. PRA is used to perform schedule validation and embed your own risk models with fully developed risk events. The tools available

P6 Web Basic Gantt Chart Features – Primavera Tips & Tricks: Tip 39

By |2018-03-07T16:41:09+10:00December 14th, 2015|Primavera Tips & Tricks|

In last month’s newsletter, we discussed two new features available in the Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM R15.2 Activities page; the newly added Basic Gantt View and the View Resource Assignments pop up window, available when making new Resource Assignments on an Activity. This month we will expand on our introduction to the new Basic Gantt feature by outlining some


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