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Fundamentals of Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

The Fundamentals in this section provide a complete review of PPM that will help you decide if PPM is for you. This will help you understand what you need to do to set up a PPM capability for selection of project.

If a basic project management capability is in place and managed by a professional staff in an organisation, then PPM function can be set for standardization and consistency.

Where Do We Start PPM Process?

Assume that the objective of the PPM process is to prioritize work that brings the most value to the firm.

The process begins when evaluating candidate project proposals. Each project proposal identifies the specific business goals and objectives it will support.


Department will input basic information and determine whether to promote concepts to next stage through Ranking Value and Benefits for expected return on investment (ROI).


The ranking practice should use a balanced scorecard approach, with each of the factors listed and weighted. It is also Rank against other Projects and proposals in the organization.

The value/benefits ranking may be modified by risk and resource factors of the project proposal. Say, a new technology with a 20 percent chance of success may not fit with the strategy create potential risk. you can’t just increase resources as we have number of projects in the pipeline.


Assessing the impact of potential risks and availability of resource becomes an essential part of PPM to progress the business case.

The business case then progresses to planning by performing various planning scenarios comprising mix of projects. This involves the use of voting groups to create weighted rankings for project to meet multiple objectives.


Regardless of the techniques employed to weigh the selection criteria and prioritize

the candidate projects, you will eventually have to display and communicate these data to the decision makers for an optimum or acceptable size of the project pipeline.


The new perception is that a project is active as long as it continues to support the criteria that were established for its selection and acceptable performance. In this respect, projects are periodically evaluated against set criteria for maintaining the pipeline.

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What’s New in Primavera P6 V18.8

Oracle released the new version for Primavera P6 Version 18.8 for both P6 PPM & EPPM with many new features. In this webinar, we will cover most of the Key features with sample projects such as

* HTML based pages for P6 EPPM (No More Java applets)

* Improvement on P6 Professional

* Oracle Prime Lean Management links with P6 EPPM

* 64-bit Operating Systems etc…

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CADWorx Plant Professional 2019 Now Released


CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Plant Professional 2019. Learn how the new capabilities in this latest release can help improve accuracy and reduce engineering and design time.

The new CADWorx® Plant Professional 2019 runs on either Hexagon’s recently acquired BricsCAD® platform or AutoCAD®. It features the most complete range of tools for fully intelligent 2D and 3D plant design and incorporates several new enhancements to improve project accuracy.

It is 100 percent based on the de-facto standard .dwg design format, providing designers, engineers and BIM professionals powerful access to the huge potential of vertical CAD applications.

In addition, CADWorx Plant Professional 2019 also includes these enhancements:

  • Improvements to P&ID View for easier synchronization of P&IDs with the 3D model
  • BOM templates to help streamline the creation of multi-discipline material take-offs
  • Soft clash volumes to help maintenance and installation areas for equipment and piping components
  • New export tools to CAESAR II ® to ensure reuse of model data as much as possible
  • Increased automation and reduce inconsistencies in CADWorx P&ID when updating in-line components

To learn more about this latest release, we invite you to participate in the What’s New in CADWorx Plant Professional 2019 webinar being hosted on Tuesday, December 4 and view the CADWorx Plant Professional 2019 product sheet and FAQ.

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What’s New in Primavera P6 is version 18.8

whats New P6The latest version of Primavera P6 is version 18.8 released publicly in August 2018. With enhancements previously only available to Oracle cloud users, this is big news. A huge advantage of the new release is that Oracle has removed the last of the Java applets from Primavera P6 EPPM. The HTML-based pages load faster and do not require additional plug-ins. You will find that some of the HTML pages have the same functionality as before while others have been redesigned.

Below are a few more of the enhancements available with Release 18.8

  • Performance Percent Complete Field Based on Labour Units.
  • Upload Graphics to the P6 Database to View and Print from Any Location.
  • 32-bit Operating Systems not supported. It is recommended you now use 64-bit Operating Systems.
  • Import Zipped XER Files.
  • Activity Owner Functionality Improvements.
  • Choose Whether to Update Actual and Budgeted Units and Costs When Updating Baselines with New Assignments.
  • Managing Personally Identifiable Information.
  • Prime Lean Task Integration with P6 EPPM.
  • Improvements in Offline Working for P6 Professional.

Please click on the below link for the complete list of New features in Primavera P6 V18.8

Download here

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Release Announcement of CAESAR II 2018 Service Pack 2

Service Pack Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted CAESAR II 2018 Service Pack 2 (10.00.02.0400) for CAESAR II Version 2018. This Service Pack is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Service Pack is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Service Pack, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CAESAR II.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Service Pack.

If you have trouble accessing this Service Pack or need further information, please send an email to Support@igfzco.com
Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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CADWorx Plant Object Enabler for AutoCAD and Navisworks

Freeware Tools and Utilities Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted CADWorx_OE_2018_SP2.zip for CADWorx Plant Version 18.00.02.0058. This Tool/Utility is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Tool/Utility is available in the download description on the Freeware Tools and Utilities page.

To access this update, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CADWorx Plant.
  4. Select Freeware Tools and Utilities.
  5. Select the file CADWorx_OE_2018_SP2.zip.

If you have trouble accessing this Tool/Utility or need further information, please send an email to support@igfzco.com


Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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DC PRO Redesigns Failing Support System for Oman Convention Facility Using CAESAR II


DC PRO Engineering, headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, is an engineering company that services in engineering design, consulting, and project management plus engineering reviews, feasibility studies, efficiency monitoring, and recommendations for energy performance improvement.

Selected to re-design the failing supporting system for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre project, DC PRO used CAESAR II for the modifications needed to be designed within the original supporting system while rectifying the failing supports. They also verified the other existing supports after modifications to ensure no further failures would occur once in operation.

Using CAESAR II, they were able to save the client significant expenses compared to having to change the entire support system. They completed the project with minimal delay from schedule.

DC PRO received the 2017 CAESAR II Drivers of Success Runner-up Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of Hexagon PPM products, impressive project results, and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.

Read the case study here.

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