Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 and 15 EPPM Guide – A Book Review

51idQbjY2IL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 and 15 EPPM Web Administrators Guide aims to educate readers on how to build an Enterprise Portfolio Project Management or EPPM P6 versions 8.1 -15.1 and manage it. EPPM solutions allow project-driven organizations to manage their projects and programs intelligently-from simple and small to complex and large. The book is designed to provide a bridge between an organization and the application and operation of the software used by the organization. The guide can be used as a self-teach book, a handout for a training course or as a reference manula.

Book Details

The books has 266 pages and was recently published on February 10, 2016 by Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, a Melbourne-based Project Controls Consultancy that provides project management consulting, training and books in Microsoft Project and Primavera software. The front cover has images of skyscrapers and office buildings with the title mentioned at the top on a white and light green background. The back cover has an image of the author, a short bio, highlights of the book and customer reviews. ISBN-10: 1925185133; ISBN-13: 978-1925185133


$95 for the Paperback version and $34.92 for the Kindle version


Target Audience

This guide targets database administrators who want to know the techniques on how to configure as well as administer a P6 database following the installation of the software and databases. Individuals with a zeal to learn the software but cannot undergo a training course will greatly benefit from this book.

It’s also aimed at Project Management firms and training organizations who want to have their own software training courses.

What Customers Say

Jan Hanak, Managing Director at Keen Science Private Ltd, states that the book carries on complementing the already fascinating collection of software training and project management ideas written by the same author.

According to Tom Grant, a certified Primavera Implementation specialist and Oracle Primavera P6 trainer, the book dives into the functionality and concepts of P6 administration.

Content, Approach, Style

Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 and 15 EPPM Web Administrators Guide contains 16 chapters of important information which P6 users will find helpful to get the most from a complicated scheduling tool. It starts from the basics of project management and includes chapters like Understanding Enterprise Portfolio Project Management and Understanding System Implementation and Administration.

The P6 web interface has been explained in detail and consists of exercises at the end of each chapter for readers to complete. It discusses on the structure of the P6 database, techniques to get access to P6 tools, steps to follow when implementing a P6 database and more. Once you finish reading, you can use this guide as a reference book.

Why Buy the Book

The task of building P6 in a new ambience is a significant challenge with many pitfalls along the way which can be easily avoided by using some specialized skills. The book takes a logical approach through the numerous intricacies of P6 administration and assists the reader by providing an entire range of workshops that exhibit the functionality in a precise manner.

Books that Complement

Strategic Project Management Made Simple, a book by Terry Schmidt, asks readers to answer important questions before working on a project. It contains tools like the Logical Framework that can aid the reader to do a proper job of building a strategy, taking action and accessing the project.


Paul Harris obtained his civil engineering degree from the UK and is a Managing Successful Programmes Registered Practitioner besides being a Certified Cost Engineer. He has been in the project controls industry for several years and has helped companies of all sizes build and operate project control systems.

$95 for the Paperback version and $34.92 for the Kindle version


Pankaj Mondal

Pankaj Mondal is a member of the expert writer team for He writes articles on the following subjects: project management software, book reviews, training site reviews, and also general articles related to the project management industry.