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What’s new in Primavera 21.12?

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Companies using Primavera P6 EPPM (or P6 Professional) on premises can now upgrade to version 20.12. This annual release is a culmination of monthly updates that Oracle Cloud users have enjoyed throughout the year. We have stepped through each P6 Cloud release later in the article to explain the enhancements throughout the year.

By way of background since 2019 Oracle Cloud users’ software get updated monthly however for on-premises users Primavera P6 Professional and Primavera P6 EPPM get a single update in December (xx.12). And so, Primavera P6 Professional and Primavera P6 EPPM 20.12 is here!

In what is now becoming an annual tradition, Oracle’s release cadence for on premise installations are timed just before Christmas. Download our ‘Cumulative Features‘ overview comparison tool which allows you to compare and review changes from your Current release and then compare it against a potential Target release (up to v21.12). This allows you to then decide which progressive release is ‘right’ for you as some users on a day-to-day basis may not use the more recent features.

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What’s New in Primavera EPPM Version 21

Here is a list of significant changes Oracle Primavera made recently for their EPPM version. See the Cumulative Feature Overview for details on new features that have been added that affected their documentation.

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Quick reference map of new features in Version 21.12

What’s New in Primavera Cloud Version 21: Features by Release

As Oracle Cloud users enjoy monthly updates throughout the year, as opposed to a single annual update with on-premise licenses, we have stepped through each P6 Cloud release later in the article to explain the enhancements throughout the year.

21.12 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationThe Import/Export Configuration Data option for workspaces now includes Currencies, Custom Logs, and Custom Log Types. For example, when selecting Export Configuration Data for a workspace, Currencies, Custom Logs, Custom Log Types, codes and configured fields are now included in the export.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
IntegrationEnhancements have been made to project-level business flows to integrate more data between Primavera Cloud and P6. Additional objects and fields have been mapped when sending Primavera Cloud project data to P6. Also, a new business flow has been added: Send Primavera Cloud project data to P6 for Schedule.
ResourcesShow or hide time-phased data on the Resource Assignment List page. Use the new Layout menu to display only the grid with assignment details, or the spreadsheet with units and costs spread over time. Use this option when analyzing project, workspace, or program resource assignments.
TasksNew and vibrant colors are now available when assigning companies to tasks. This allows more companies to be assigned and easily identified in various charts.
Workflows/FormsUse the Project ID to search for a project in the Start Workflow dialog box. In previous versions, the Project Name was required to locate and assign a project to a workflow. Now, both Project Name and Project ID can be used to locate and select projects.

21.11 Features

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Feature AreaDescription
Dashboards/ChartsCreate dynamic charts in Dashboards to display data based on the current date, week, or month. In the Configure Chart panel, create a filter condition and then use the Date list to select current day, week, or month. With this filter applied, the chart will display data based on the current date, week, or month. For example, if the filter for This Month is selected, and the current month is October, then data for October is displayed on the chart. On Nov. 1, the same chart will display data for November, and so on.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationComing soon, system notifications for Primavera Cloud will be sent from a new email address: noreply@primavera.oraclecloud.com.
Please ensure this email address is not blocked by spam so you can continue to receive Primavera Cloud email notifications.Currencies and Curve Profiles are now available to import or export with workspace configuration data.
CostsWhen recalculating costs on the Summary Cost Sheet, an additional option has been added to recalculate the projects individually first before aggregating the Summary Cost Sheet totals. This allows you to analyze the most up-to-date cost information across all projects in the workspace.Projects that have CBS codes inherited from a workspace can now be moved to another workspace without restriction errors. The assigned workspace CBS code will be converted to a project-level CBS code, making it easier to move projects. After projects are moved, an option to synchronize the project CBS to the new workspace CBS is also available.
Dashboards/ChartsAdditional chart subject areas are available for portfolio and program dashboards. Some additional areas include:Budget TransactionsProject/Workspace Cost SheetsIssuesScope Items Table charts now display all available cell text. In previous versions, text was cut off unless the chart was large enough to display the entire cell. A scroll bar has been added to cells in table charts to allow the review of all available data.
FilesWhen downloading or checking out large files, the process will run in the background and notification will be sent when the process is complete. In previous versions, the Files page would be locked, preventing any action until the process completes.On the Files page, documents can now be added to child folders when grouped by codes. In previous versions, the child folders weren’t visible in the picker when the page was grouped by codes.
PortfoliosProject is now available as an Aggregation Source to create project-level measures.
ReportsEvaluation score is now available as a column for Program subject area reports.
Workflows/FormsUse the Update Field task in Workflows to automatically populate/change standard and custom date fields in Projects and Risk. For example, automatically change the Project Planned Start date when a project proposal is approved. For example, when the workflow task step is complete, the Project Planned Start date is automatically updated based on values defined in the Workflow Configuration. Updated values can be a specific date or calculated based on other date fields.

21.10 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
RiskAnalyze schedule and cost impact data for individual Monte Carlo iterations when you run a risk analysis. A new Iteration Analysis tab on the Risk Analysis page captures risk, activity uncertainty, and weather impacts on the schedule for each activity and the project as a whole – and the overall cost impact for each of the first 50 iterations of a risk analysis. View the tab as a grid with configurable columns that display impact data, or as a Gantt chart whose bars reflect the impacts on the original deterministic schedule. Step forward or backward through the analysis iterations or go directly to a particular iteration in either the pre-response or post-response context. Detail windows in the tab display which risks impact a selected activity and how those impacts affect the activity’s relationships. The feature helps risk managers ensure that a risk analysis is operating properly and helps project stakeholders better understand and buy into the risk analysis process.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
FilesDownload multiple files and folders to a .zip archive. Select a folder or files and then right click and select Download as .zip. Existing folder and file hierarchies are preserved after the .zip is expanded. Note that files or folders that are excluded based on user permission settings are not included in the downloaded .zip archive.
Licensing & SKUsUsers with the Oracle Primavera Schedule Single Project Cloud Service licenses now get access to non-production workspace for testing in addition to their contracted project. Also, users can create additional projects, or import P6 XML or Microsoft Project projects to support their contracted project.
PortfoliosMeasures calculated through job services can now be canceled if the process takes too long or no progress is apparent.
RiskUse the Apply Activity Uncertainty dialog box to apply different uncertainty ranges to groups of activities by applying uncertainty to filtered or selected activities only. This feature enables risk managers to easily fine-tune uncertainty for a specific WBS element — for example, without having to change the uncertainty for individual activities one at a time.
ScheduleThe Activity Usage histogram on the Activities page enables you to view labor and activity costs across all activities in a project. Select an activity on the grid to view Planned, Actual, and Remaining units or costs – as well as Planned and Earned Value and Estimate to Complete values in the histogram on the Project Usage panel. The histogram enables cost engineers to identify actual costs incurred on activities, analyze earned value against a baseline for planned work, and more accurately forecast the work required for future scheduled activities.

21.9 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
SchedulePrimavera Cloud now provides resource and activity cost calculations as an extension of the Scheduling and Leveling processes. The Recalculate Costs command has long been available on the Activities page Actions menu, but a new option is added to the Schedule and Level dialogs that recalculates costs when scheduling or leveling is completed. This ensures that costs are accurate based on any new activity dates.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
Custom LogsAudit fields – Date Added, Added By, Last Modified By, and Date Last Modified – are added to Custom Logs items.Create formula type configured fields for Custom Logs. In previous versions only manual type was available.
IntegrationWhen modifying business flows for integration, you now have the ability to delete and revert modifications to the fields by resetting to the default mappings. This is available for all out-of-the-box field mappings in Integration.
LeanA new action item, Deliver, has been added for task constraints. It’s available on the Constraints context menu for constraints that have a status of Planned or Not Planned. Selecting this action item will mark the constraint delivered with the current date.
ReportsIn reports, the Portfolios subject area now includes programs. This provides the ability to view programs and information for one or more portfolios.
ResourcesCustomize the left grid of the Resource/Role Usage histogram and spreadsheet with resource and role assignment columns. Multi-column grouping and sorting are supported, and configurations are saved with the view.

21.8 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
PortfoliosBudget Planning columns are organized into four sections for better usability:Section 1: Includes columns for Project State, Name, Discussion, and Linked. These cannot be changed.Section 2: A new column selector is added to select which columns to display with just one click. Past and Future totals is moved to this section. Previously it was displayed in the time phased cost distribution section.Section 3: A column displaying Totals. This column cannot be changed.Section 4: Time phased cost distribution.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
PortfoliosProgram is added as an aggregation source for project measures. This allows you to reference a program value for a project measure. In previous versions, only activities and risk were available as aggregation sources.
ProgramsSupport for Program fields now enables you to create Program Measures using program values as the source.
ReportsA Description field is now available for reports. Add a description to a report to indicate its purpose, and help identify it in the list of reports.Program reports are enhanced to include financial fields. Create a report with Programs as the main subject area, and then add fields from the new Financial section — such as cost curves, Net Present Value, and Return on Investment.Primary Program is now available as a field to display in reports or charts where project is the main subject area.Task Constraints is now available as a main subject area and supporting subject area for reporting. Run Report has also been added to the Constraints page for quick access.
ResourcesGrouping is added to the Project Usage layout. On the Activities page in Schedule, the Project Usage layout can now be grouped by resource and role fields. For example, group resources by a code to identify a set of resources and analyze their allocation.
ScheduleProject-specific calendars can now be assigned to project-specific resources. Previously, a project-specific calendar could be assigned only to the project in which it was created and to activities within the project.An identifier element is added to P6 XML export files generated by Primavera Cloud in order to distinguish them from export files generated by P6.Start Milestones now display no Finish date and Finish Milestones no Start date in the Primavera Cloud user interface. Previously, milestone activities displayed both Start and Finish dates.
UsabilityThe ability to align text in columns is now available for pages such as Activities and Task List. Click the arrow to a right of a column heading, then use the Align Column option to align text left, center, or right.The All Workspaces page now includes vertical grouping bands for the workspace hierarchy. These bands help to better distinguish hierarchy levels.Fill down is now available on the All Projects and Portfolio Scorecard pages, as well as the Codes, Measures, and Configured Fields dictionary pages. Eligible fields on these pages will display a box in the lower right corner when selected. Click the box, and then drag down to copy the field value to the rows below.Column header options now appear as text. On pages such as Activities and Task List, click the arrow to the right of a column header, and a list of text options are presented. Previously, icons were used.
Workflows/FormsTask Performers now appear in the Workflow Log. A column for Task Performers now appears in the Task Detail window. The email addresses of Performers, and the status of the task are displayed for each step in the workflow.

21.7 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
P6 XMLNew enhancements to P6 XML import/export include:Ability to export baselines. Select all, none, or specific baselines to be included when exporting a single project.During P6 XML baseline export, unique object IDs are assigned to entity objects (Activity, Assignment, Relationship, WBS) across baselines per project. This follows the behavior of P6 and facilitates import/export of baseline data.Ability to exclude global calendars that are not being used by the entities being imported. This reduces the volume of data transferred and improves performance.Ability to import a resource hierarchy without a root resource node. This prevents import failure when a resource without a root node is included for import.A specific error message displays when a P6 XML import fails due to inclusion of one or more calendars with a null standard work week value. Calendar names are listed in the import log.
TasksLean task hand-offs are enhanced to include the start-to-start type, and lag between tasks. Add a start-to-start hand-off between tasks so the successor can start when the predecessor has started. Also, add hand-off lag to create a delay or offset between tasks.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationA notification will appear that IE 11 is no longer supported for Primavera Cloud. Some features may no longer work. For more details on supported client and browser versions, refer to the Client System Requirements document available on Oracle Help Center.
CostsYou can now recalculate costs for multiple projects simultaneously on the Workspace Summary Cost Sheet. Use the Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple projects, and then use the Context menu to recalculate costs for the selected projects.
DashboardsText and Photo tiles are now availble on Program and Portfolio dashboards.
FilesAudit field columns for Added On Behalf Of and Modified On Behalf Of have been added to the Folder Templates page.
IntegrationThe following Risk object fields are now available in integration with Gateway:Actual Risk Cost ImpactActual Risk Schedule ImpactContingency CostImpacted Date
PortfoliosTwo new copy options, Portfolio Approved Budget to Planned Budget and Portfolio Proposed Budget to Planned Budget, have been added to the Cash Flow page. The new copy options are only visible if the source for the planned budget is set to Manual and the project is part of a scenario in a portfolio that is Proposed state or the portfolio is Approved.
ProgramsImport programs using an Excel template. This feature includes the ability to upload multiple programs at one time.Due to performance limitations, the ability to recalculate costs is removed from the Program context.
ScheduleAdditional fields are now available on the Relationships detail window, with data on multiple float paths. On the Activities page in Schedule, add the following fields to the Relationships detail window:Relationship Early FinishRelationship Early StartRelationship Late FinishRelationship Late StartRelationship Successor Free FloatRelationship Successor Total Float

21.6 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
ScheduleCalculate multiple float paths through a project. A new Multiple Float Paths tab on the Activities page Schedule dialog enables you to specify whether to use Free or Total Float, the number of float paths to calculate, and the ending activity for the paths. This allows project managers to identify the critical and near-critical activities that most directly affect project progress and supports their efforts to complete important milestone activities and the overall project on time.Assigning relationships is now easier using the slide out panel. The new panel displays all activity IDs, names, and start and finish dates. It also displays predecessors and successors, allowing you to apply each type without having to close and reopen the panel. Use the panel to assign relationships to multiple activities simultaneously and remove relationships.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
FilesA Files detail window has been added to the All Projects page. Select View All Projects in the Object Selector, select a project, and use the Files detail window to view, link, and add files. You no longer have to log into each project to associate files with a project. Simply select a project on the View All Projects page and upload files in the detail window.
ProgramsStrategy support for Programs now enables you to align programs to one or more organization strategies.
ScheduleThe P6 XML import now supports files created with P6 Web Services. Previously, only XML files created with P6 EPPM or Primavera Cloud could be imported successfully. You can now use P6 Web Services to export a project as an XML, and then import it into Primavera Cloud.

21.5 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
ScheduleDefine a custom period of time – every two weeks, for example – to capture and store actual units/costs after the project starts. On the Activities page in Schedule, update activities with actual units and costs. Next, run Store Period Performance to capture actual units and costs for the current reporting cycle. As the project progresses, track past periods for historical and billing purposes.Video
ProgramsUse a query to select projects for a program. A Filter option in the Add Program wizard now enables you to select projects automatically via query and filters. Options on the Program Home page and in Program Summary & Settings enable you to make changes to queries at any time or to convert programs to manual project selection. Other Program enhancements include:Cash Flow settings support at the workspace level.Change an activity on the Program Activities page to a WBS in a different program project using the WBS picker on the grid.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
CostsProject and program cash flow import now supports Capital and Expense cost curve data. Use rows to enter Capital and Expense curve data.
DashboardsRisk is now available as a Main Subject Area on Portfolio reports.
FilesCopying, cutting, and pasting files/folders now supports renaming or discarding of duplicate items. For example, if there are duplicate files or folders in the destination folder, the system generates an error and highlights the duplicates until they are renamed or deleted.
PortfoliosThe Prioritization Matrix page now only has one scroll bar. This allows you to adjust all columns to see all details. In previous versions, there were multiple scroll bars for each category.
ProgramsPrograms now allows activities to be cut, copied and pasted within and across multiple projects. This includes reassigning a WBS on an activity within the Program.
ReportsCustom Logs is now a Main Subject Area in Reports. Create custom logs to augment file organization — for example, tracking meeting minutes and then generating reports based on the data included in the log.
RiskRisk weather data is added to Copy Project. When creating a new project by copying an existing project, weather data is now included when you select Risks. New Risk fields – Actual Cost Impact, Actual Schedule Impact, Contingency Cost, and Impacted Date – are also supported in Copy Project.
ScheduleProjects can now be exported to P6 XML in a compressed file. When exporting projects to P6 XML, the new Export As setting defaults to Compressed XML.The All Projects page now displays a detailed error message if there is an issue calculating a configured field. For example, a message explains when a field used in a calculation does not contain a value.

21.4 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
PortfoliosThe Budget Planning page has a new Programs view, allowing you to compare and select projects based on programs. View summarized project data for each program such as dates, costs, and configured fields. Projects are grouped based on the primary program set at the project level. This prevents projects that may be in multiple programs from being counted more than once. If the primary program is not set for a project, it will not display in a program grouping.
P6 XMLImport baselines only using P6 XML when a matching project is found in Primavera Cloud. This enables you to import baseline data from P6 that was not originally included with an imported project.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
Custom LogsA new app is now available for custom logs. Open a project or program, then access custom logs using the app in the sidebar. Previously, custom logs were accessible as a page in the Files app.
DashboardsNew risk fields – Actual Risk Cost Impact, Actual Risk Schedule Impact, Contingency Cost, and Impacted Date — are added to charts and dashboards. In addition, risk subject areas can now be exposed directly on Portfolio Dashboards.
FilesFiles permissions are updated to allow view-only users to delete their own annotations. An annotation can only be deleted if no comments have been added by other users.
PortfoliosPlanned budget, forecast, and actual cost curves can now be analyzed using sub-curves capital and expanse. On the Cash Flow page when the cost curves are set to manual, additional options are available to display capital and expense. The sub-curves must add up to the relative cost curve.The default column orders for Tracking Frequency and Aggregation Source for measures have changed, making them visible without scrolling. In previous versions, they were the last columns and not immediately visible. These columns are important to configure when creating measures at the project-, program- or workspace-level.
Programs/PortfoliosSet Primary Program for projects that may appear in more than one program. This feature prevents projects from being counted multiple times in a portfolio. The setting must be configured for projects that are a part of a portfolio in order to use the Programs View on the Budget Planning page.The Primary Program setting can be found In project Summary & Settings on the Details page, or by adding the Primary Program column to the Projects page.
ReportsEnhancements to Reports enable you to include:Activity codes and associated values in reports.Supporting Subject Area codes in Program reports.Strategy codes and values in Strategy Reports.Codes in reports that include Project as a Supporting Subject Area.Other enhancements to Reports enable you to:Run risk reports on Programs.Include new fields in Risk Reports – Actual Cost Impact, Actual Schedule Impact, Contingency, and Impacted Date.
ResourcesThe following enhancements have been added to the view options for the Project and Program Usage panels:Show Values on Curves. Previously, selecting the option to Display Values on Bars would cause values to be displayed on bars and cumulative curves. A new option allows you to specify whether or not values are displayed on curves, independent of values on bars.Show or hide the default calendar label.Display the data date line.
RiskCreate project measures using Risk as the source. Previously, all project measures in Primavera Cloud were based on activity fields. Now, standard and configured risk fields can also be used to formulate project measures. On the Measures tab of Project Defaults & Options in workspace Summary & Settings, select Risks in the Aggregation Source column, and the full range of risk fields are available in the Data Source formula section.The following new fields are added to the Risk Register: Actual Risk Cost Impact, Actual Risk Schedule Impact, Contingency Cost, and Impacted Date.The risk register Chart view is enhanced to display the number of weather risks included in the register.
TasksTask import from Excel is enhanced to support task codes. The import template now contains task codes and code values, allowing values to be assigned and imported with tasks. New code values can also be entered in Excel, and will be created in Primavera Cloud on import.
Workflows and FormsThe Date Picker has been redesigned in Forms. Improvements include a new look and the ability to enter time information along with the date.

21.3 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
ProgramsMeasures can now be created at the program level, allowing project managers to monitor project and activity-level attributes. Program measures are created at the workspace level under Defaults & Options/Programs. They are available to all programs in the workspace and viewable on the Programs page.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
DashboardsUse Company colors to represent data on charts and dashboards. For example, create a stacked vertical bar chart to display task count by company. Colors that represent each company on the chart are the same colors that identify tasks on the Work Plan page – making it easier to identify tasks by company, and compare the work plan to charts on dashboards.
FilesConfigure the length of text fields in the Files app. Create custom text fields to capture information on files. The default Field Length is set to 255 characters, however you can set a custom limit between 1 and 1,000 characters. Go to Summary and Settings for the workspace, Defaults and Options, and select File. Under the Configured Fields tab, click Add to create a new Column and then adjust the Field Length to set the character limit for each column.
PortfoliosMeasures created for projects are now visible in Portfolios. Project measures are visible on the Scorecard, Scenario Comparison, and Selection Analysis views.
ProgramsDefault grouping on the Program Activities page is changed to Project. Previously, the Program Activities page was grouped by project but displayed Not Grouped in the Grouped By field.
RiskNew fields added to Risk. Actual Cost Impact, Actual Schedule Impact, Contingency, and Impacted Date fields enable risk managers to more closely track risk-related dates and costs. For example, compare these fields to contingency measures in the existing budget and schedule to make impact estimates. This data can also be captured using custom fields, but standard fields makes the data readily available for reporting across apps within Primavera Cloud as well as in separate applications such as Construction Intelligence Cloud. Limits are added to Risk Weather period data:Maximum number of periods = 500Earliest Period Start date = Project Start dateLatest Period Finish date = Earliest Period Start + 20 yearsMaximum Period duration = 1 yearMinimum Period duration = 7 daysThe limits are defined to accommodate most use cases while preventing performance issues caused by extreme values.
ScheduleResource and role fields are added to the Activities page in Schedule. Analyze resource and role allocation by adding columns, grouping, sorting, and filtering activities by Resource Name, Resource ID, Role Name, and Role ID.
TasksLean is renamed Tasks to better reflect its function–providing a solution for field task management as an extension of the CPM schedule. Although the app is renamed, the sidebar icon remains the same as does each individual page within the app.Project-level activity codes are now available in the Tasks app. View project-level activity codes for activities and their tasks, and use them to filter on Tasks pages. Previously, only workspace-level codes were available.The Tasks Hand-offs page now includes a toggle to turn Auto Reorganize on/off. Turn on Auto Reorganize to automatically organize tasks according to their hand-off chain lengths. Turn the option off to prevent tasks from moving as hand-offs are added and removed.

21.2 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
CalendarsCreate project-specific calendars in project Summary & Settings. Some projects, such as a roadway repair that cannot be performed during busy drive times, may require a specialized calendar that is not shared by other projects in the workspace. Now, create these calendars without cluttering the workspace dictionary. Project calendars can be promoted to the parent workspace.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
DashboardsUse colors assigned to codes to represent data on Dashboards. Assign colors to codes in Workspace Summary and Settings/Dictionaries/Codes and, when creating a chart, select a code in the Group By tab to display associated code values and colors on the chart preview.
Global AdministrationOptions for View Only and Administrator are now displayed for each object on the Permissions page. This feature prevents creating duplicate permissions sets that automatically come with the application. These permission sets are read-only and cannot be changed. In previous versions, these permission sets were only visible in a pick list when assigning user security.
LeanQuick Filter options in Lean now include activity codes. Add up to five workspace-level activity codes to the Quick Filters in Lean. This provides an additional option to identify activities and tasks.
ReportsAdd codes to reports for programs and ideas. When adding a report, use either the Programs or Ideas Main Subject Area, and then add a column for each code that will appear in the report.
ResourcesPerform Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) analysis for resources and roles on the Activities page. On the Project Usage detail window, turn on the FTE option for resource and role usage to view the number of full-time employees required to complete the assigned work. Use this option to perform a simple analysis of the project’s allocation, eliminating the need to consider resource and role calendars.
RiskRisk weather data is now supported for Excel import to the Program risk register.
Workflows and FormsSet workflows to start automatically when alerts are triggered or thresholds are reached. For example, set a project workflow to run when an alert is initiated for a project. Or set a portfolio workflow to run when a threshold is reached for a portfolio planning period.

21.1 Features

Spotlight

Feature AreaDescription
RiskA new risk type – Weather – is added to the risk register to model working time uncertainty due to poor weather (high winds, high seas, etc.) that may interfere with project work. When the new risk type is invoked, a Weather details window allows you to define the affected time period as well as the distribution of its estimated impacts. During a risk analysis, the weather data is used to add non-working time to the calendars of the activities mapped to the weather risks. See our video
Redwood UIPrimavera Cloud has been updated with a new look using Oracle’s Redwood Lite theme. This move is part of Oracle’s standard to unify the user interface across all products. Icons and fonts are different – but all navigation, features and functionality are the same.

Enhancements

Feature AreaDescription
CodesCreate activity codes at the project level. Previously, activity codes could only be added at the workspace level, potentially causing a large list of codes to be visible in all projects. Limit the visibility of codes and code values by adding them only to applicable projects. This change also enables activity codes to be imported from, and exported to Primavera P6 at the project level.
LeanLean view settings are enhanced to better control the WBS and activity data displayed. Filter by WBS and activity codes on the Work Plan and other Lean pages. Use these new filters, along with the planning period settings, to limit the WBS and activity data displayed.
PortfoliosProject Measures are now available on the Budget Planning and Analysis View pages for projects in the portfolio. In previous versions these measures were only available as columns at the project level.
ProgramsPrograms can now use cash flow rollups from their individual projects as a source for program cash flow curves.
ProjectsThe Add Project wizard now requires you to use Step 2 to select data you want copied when using the copy project option. In previous versions, if you clicked Finish on Step 1 of the wizard, no project data would be copied.
ResourcesThe actual and remaining cumulative curves in the resource/role usage histogram on the Activities page have been adjusted to fit industry standards for resource S Curves. When the actuals curve is displayed in combination with other curves, the curves are combined rather than displayed separately.
RiskThe new default risk type is changed from Proposed to Open.
ScheduleThe Activities page in the Schedule app now enables you to view earned value data directly on the grid. A comprehensive range of earned value columns are available for activities, WBS elements, and the project as a whole. Choose the project baseline used to calculate and analyze earned value on the Earned Value tab in project Summary & Settings.Schedule baseline and scenario security privileges have been reorganized into three distinct sets: one set for the current schedule, another set for scenarios, and the third set for baselines. Previously, schedule baselines and scenarios were covered by overlapping privileges.
Summary & SettingsFormula configured fields have changed as it relates to formula evaluations. When a configured field value is changed and an error occurs during the formula evaluation, the value is now blank. In previous versions when the configured field was updated it kept the previous value.This may also impact measure trend lines that use formula configured fields. When formulas are recalculated, any values that cause an error in a formula will show a blank value.

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