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Project Statistics Portlet in Primavera P6 R8



This Primavera software blog is going to discuss the Project Statistics Portlet in the Primavera P6 Release 8 dashboard. Analyzing a project’s statistics is one of the most  important ways of determining if a project is progressing as expected. Statistics allow Primavera P6 users to gain insight into the project’s performance and helps the project managers and project controls decide what actions need to be taken to improve the project’s outcome. 

The Project Statistics Portlet enables you to analyze project information in row and column format for a particular project or project group. You can customize the portlet to select the columns of information you want to appear, and specify the display format to analyze data in a way that is meaningful to you.

The Project Statistics Portlet is strategic in that it enables Program and Project Managers to select the data that they would like to monitor to improve the management of the overall portfolio as well as the individual projects within the portfolio. The example in this blog demonstrates setting up the portlet to display cost performance data by displaying the baseline costs compared to the at completion cost with a variance. The portlet displays the overall health of the portfolio as well as the projects in the portfolio. Managers can then drill down to view the WBS statistics to conduct additional research on the project.

The information displayed in the portlet depends upon where it appears:

  • In a dashboard, the portlet displays the information you select down to the WBS level for all projects included in the current dashboard filter. For example, if you filter a dashboard by a portfolio, the Project Statistics portlet displays data for all projects included in that portfolio.
  • In a project workspace, the portlet displays the information you select down to the WBS level for the currently open project.

 Project Statistics Portlet in P6 R8

Understanding and interpreting a project’s statistics is vital to the success of the the projects that you are managing. Not only do statistics provide you with vital insight into the project, they are useful in explaining and reporting the status of a project to the project’s owners and executives. Click on the link below to learn how to use the Project Statistics Portlet in Primavera P6 Release 8.

Project Statistics Portlet

In order to use Primavera software effectively, you have to get some training. Who has time to attend a class? You have to take time away from work, pay money to attend class and stay in a hotel. Why not learn how to manage a project from your own house and in your own time? MSS Inc. offers an affordable way to get Project Management training for P6. Click on the link to learn more about the online video training course and get access to a sample video lesson.