EASTWOOD HARRIS

Project Management Planning and Scheduling Software Books,
eBooks, Instructor PowerPoint Slide Shows and Student Manuals

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOKS & MANUALS

99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 365 and 2021

A Casual User Guide Including Including 2019, 2016 and 2013

99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 365 and 2021

The book is aimed at Project Management Professionals who are casual or new users and understand the software basics but require a short and snappy guide. It is the sort of book that may be read without a computer on the bus, train or plane

99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional - The Casual User's Survival Guide Updated for Version 23

99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

The Casual Users Survival Guide Updated for Version 23

99 Tricks and Traps for Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

The book is aimed at Project Management Professionals who are casual or new users and understand the software basics but require a short and snappy guide. It is the sort of book that may be read without a computer on the bus, train, or plane

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 18 to 23 PPM Professional

Planning & Control Using Primavera P6

Versions 18 to 23
PPM Professional

Planning & Control Using Primavera P6

A user guide and training manual written for Project Management Professionals who wish to learn how to plan and control projects in an established Primavera Enterprise environment with or without Resources and Roles.

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 365 and 2021

Including 2019, 2016
and 2013

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 365 and 2021

This book is aimed at showing project management professionals how to use the software in a project environment. It is designed for users of earlier versions to upgrade their skills and for new planners to learn how to use the software. It starts with the basics required to create a schedule, then setting a baseline and updating a schedule. It then covers resource planning and some of the more advanced features..

Create and Update an Unresourced Project Using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject Version 17

Create and Update an Unresourced Project Using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

Version 17

Create and Update an Unresourced Project Using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

The course objectives are to teach participants how to create projects without resources, formatting, printing, creating a baseline and updating an unresourced project. Successful completion of all the course workshops will confi rm that the objectives have been met.

EASTWOOD HARRIS BOOKS

WHY BUY EASTWOOD HARRIS BOOKS & TRAINING MATERIAL

All scheduling software is difficult to learn because they often do not have the optimal settings when installed straight out of the box. I find that templates, layouts, views and default options often need to be adjusted to obtain the best possible performance.

Usually the Help files do not connect the user to real life situations and do not explain the practical use of many functions. Furthermore, there are many flicks and switches with obscure names, and it is difficult to understand what they do and which are important and which are not.

These issues make learning the software very difficult without a comprehensive guide written by an experience person. Investing in a book or training material written by Paul E Harris will address all these issues and allow you to setup the software properly and understand all the obscure function letting you to become productive more quickly and enhance you career opportunities and salary with a solid understanding of the software.

 

 

EASTWOOD HARRIS AIM

Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd is an internationally recognised provider of project planning, scheduling and control training and training material focused on the requirements of organisations and their employees.

Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd training has two discrete aims; one is the continual development of high quality up to date training material that may be used by individuals or companies to implement and train their employees on the use of project planning and scheduling software and the second is the delivery of high quality project planning, scheduling and control training showing participants how to project management process and software in a project environment.

 

 

TRAINING COURSES DELIVERED BY PRIMASKILLS PTY LTD

Primaskills Pty Ltd is an AACE Approved Education Provider and offers 1, 2 and 3 day public Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional courses. The offering includes the availability of P6 software for the training, a book written by Paul E Harris and a course certificate.
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Inhouse training courses using Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd training are available for:

  • Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional,
  • Microsoft Project and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject.

VIDEO COURSES DELIVERED BY EASTWOOD HARRS PTY LTD VIA UDEMY

Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd video training courses based on Eastwoood harris book are available for:

  • Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional,
  • Microsoft Project and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject.

ABOUT US

 

Eastwood Harris is a Melbourne, Australia based project planning consultancy providing advice on the selection and implementation of scheduling software, books, training material and training in Oracle Primavera P6, Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject and Microsoft Project software.

Eastwood Harris is an internationally recognised provider of project planning, scheduling and control training and training material focused on the requirements of organisations and their employees.

Eastwood Harris training has two discrete aims; one is the continual development of high quality up to date training material that may be used by individuals or companies to implement and train their employees on the use of project planning and scheduling software and the second is the delivery of high quality project planning, scheduling and control training showing participants how to project management process and software in a project environment.

 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Planning and Scheduling Books

Eastwood Harris publishes books on:
– Microsoft Office Project, all versions,
– Oracle Primavera P6 Version, all versions,
– Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject
These books may be used as reference books, self teach books or as training course handouts.

Planning and Scheduling Training Material

Eastwood Harris books may be used as training handouts for software training courses and the following materials are also available:
– Principles of Planning training course
– Practical Application of Earned Value Performance Measurement and
– Power Point slide show for most of the training manuals.

Project Planning and Scheduling Training Courses

Primaskills Pty Ltd offers in-house, one to one or online training to get your new schedulers up and running quickly, without the delay waiting for the next course and at the same time build up you own project schedule. Details at www.primaskills.com.au.

Dispute Resolution

Eastwood Harris is able to analyse your subcontractor’s schedules in the event of claims and provide you with a clear picture of the schedule in relation to the claim.

SOFTWARE & DOWNLOADS

Australian and US Elecosoft Powerproject construction template

Australian Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject templates which has been edited to suit Australian and US conditions is available and may be downloaded by clicking here>>>

Australian and US Asta Powerproject Version 17 construction template>>>

Australian and US Asta Powerproject Version 16 construction template>>>

Australian and US Asta Powerproject Version 15 construction template>>>

Australian and US Asta Powerproject Version 14 construction template>>>

You should download this file and then save into your Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject Template directory. This templates has a number of the issues with the UK templates resolved, including the default currency and calendars holidays.

Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject Quick Access Toolbar.

Eastwood Harris Powerproject Quick Access Toolbars have been created to make using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject simpler and may be downloaded by clicking here>>>

Australian Elecosoft (Asta) Power Project Version 17 Quick Access Toolbar>>>
Australian Elecosoft (Asta) Power Project Version 16 Quick Access Toolbar>>>
Australian Elecosoft (Asta) Power Project Version 15 Quick Access Toolbar>>>
Australian Elecosoft (Asta) Power Project Version 14 Quick Access Toolbar>>>

You should download this file then unzip it by double clicking on it and dragging the XML file to your desktop. Then import into Elecosoft (Asta) by right clicking on your Elecosoft (Asta) Quick Access toolbar and selecting Customise…RibbonImport/Export.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 23 Layout.

There were new functions in P6 Version 23 but no new fields. This layout is similar to the Version 22 and this layout was created by exporting from P6 Version 23. It did import into P6 Version 7 so it should be good with all versions of P6.

You may download the primavera .com.au Version 23 Layout by clicking here>>> www.primavera.com.au_Layout_V23.

As with the earlier layouts the bars have been sorted out and minor changes have been made to the Page Setup so the header displays project information such as dates, project name and page numbers are seen on every page and the footer only contains information required on the first page such as the Gantt Chart legend and Revision Box.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 22 Layout.

There were new functions in P6 Version 22 but no new fields. This layout is similar to the Version 21 Layout but includes a bar to show resources on a bar and this layout was created by exporting from P6 Version 22. It did import into P6 Version 17 so it should be good with all versions of P6.

You may download the primavera .com.au Version 22 Layout by clicking here>>> www.primavera.com.au_Layout_V22.

As with the earlier layouts the bars have been sorted out and minor changes have been made to the Page Setup so the header displays project information such as dates, project name and page numbers are seen on every page and the footer only contains information required on the first page such as the Gantt Chart legend and Revision Box.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 21 Layout.

There were new functions in P6 Version 21 but no new fields. This layout is similar to the Version 20 Layout but includes a bar to show resources on a bar and this layout was created by exporting from P6 Version 21. It did import into P6 Version 17 so it should be good with all versions of P6.

You may download the primavera .com.au Version 21 Layout by clicking here>>> www.primavera.com.au_Layout_V21.

As with the earlier layouts the bars have been sorted out and minor changes have been made to the Page Setup so the header displays project information such as dates, project name and page numbers are seen on every page and the footer only contains information required on the first page such as the Gantt Chart legend and Revision Box.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 20 Layout.

P6 Version 20 included a few new features and fields for these features are included in this layout. If you want to save a lot of time formatting your own P6 Layout then you may wish to download the primavera .com.au Version 20 Layout by clicking here>>> www.primavera.com.au_Layout_V20. 

The bars have been sorted out and minor changes have been made to the Page Setup so the header displays project information such as dates, project name and page numbers are seen on every page and the footer only contains information required on the first page such as the Gantt Chart legend and Revision Box.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 19 and earlier Layout.

Primavera P6 PPM Version 19 and earlier Layout.
This layout was created with Version 18 and will suit Version 19 and earlier. If you want to save a lot of time formatting your own P6 Layout then you may wish to download the primavera .com.au layout by clicking here>>> www.primavera.com.au_Layout. 

The bars have been sorted out and minor changes have been made to the Page Setup so the header displays project information such as dates, project name and page numbers are seen on every page and the footer only contains information required on the first page such as the Gantt Chart legend and Revision Box.

Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Quick Access Toolbar

The Microsoft Project Ribbon does not group functions by scheduling function and the Quick Access Toolbar has very few commands which tend to make the software difficult to navigate around.
It is recommended that the Quick Access Toolbar is displayed below the Ribbon and the Ribbon is hidden by right clicking in the Toolbar area.

Down load the file and unzip by right clicking on the file and then import this with the the File, Options, Quick Access Toolbar tab.

If you do not like the settings you may further edit it in the File, Options, Quick Access Toolbar tab or reset the toolbar using the Reset button.

DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE

Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Template

Click here to download a sample Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 file in zip format

The Microsoft Project 2021,2019,2016 and 2013 Global.mpt sets the defaults for all new projects that are created using the File, New command. There are a number of issues with these options which are explained in the author’s books.

This Microsoft Project 2021,2019,2016 and 2013 template file has been set up to reflect how the author normally sets up projects and should be opened and saved as a Microsoft Project template *.mpt file.

The following attributes have been changed from the standard settings:
– File, Options, Schedule and Advanced have been edited in line with the Author’s recommendations in his book.
– A new View titled “Gantt Chart Inc Negative and Total Float”:
– Columns: Total Float added and Resources removed.
– Grid lines: Middle and Bottom Timescale Tiers, Project Start, Project Finish and Status Date displayed and Current Date removed.
– Bars: Total Float (Total Slack) and Negative Float added and all text removed from all bars.
– When any task is made Manually Scheduled it will be displayed as a turquoise coloured bar. This was achieved by moving the Critical bar to the top of the list in the Bars form and creating a bar to display Critical Manually Scheduled bar.
– Bar display in the Legend: Many bars have been hidden in the Legend (but not deleted) by placing an “*” at the front of the Bar description in the Bars form.
– Printing: some project information is drawn from the Advanced Properties form.

Also all project data has been removed from the Legend so the Legend may be hidden if not required, thus leaving all project data displayed if the Legend is hidden.
– A Custom Field has been added to the “Tracking Table” titled “Status Check” indicates when activities have been updated correctly.

NOTES ON HOW TO CREATE A MICROSOFT PROJECT TEMPLATE FROM THE EASTWOOD HARRIS TEMPLATE:

1. Create or select a directory to save your Microsoft Project templates in Windows Explorer.
2. Select File, Options to open the Project Options form.
3. Select the Save tab and set the directory that your Microsoft Project Templates will be saved in:
4. Download the Microsoft Project 2021,2019,2016 and 2013 template from www.eh.com.au – Software Downloads page.
5. Unzip it by double clicking on the zip file and dragging the file to your desktop.
6. Open the file with Microsoft Project.
7. Select File, Save As, Computer and Browse, then, select from the drop down box to save as type Microsoft Project template (*.mpt). Microsoft will default to the directory you have selected as a Template directory, so save the file in the Template Directory.
8. Select the defaults at the Save As Template form and click Save.
9. Close the Eastwood Harris template file and any other projects that may be open.
10. Select File, New, Personal Tab and you should see the Microsoft Project Template you have just created.

NOTES ON STATUS CHECK COLUMN:

1. You must set the “Status Date” in the “Project Information” form for this field to calculate correctly.
2. The Summary Task comments should be ignored.
3. You may down load the file by clicking on the heading above and unzip by right clicking on the file.
4. If you do not like the settings in your Global.mpt you may edit them using Developer, Organizer to copy settings from this file to your Global.mpt.
Click here to download a sample Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 file in zip format that shows how this field in the Status Table operates >>>

Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Physical % Complete Template

Click here to download a sample Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Physical % Complete file in zip format that shows how this field in the Status Table operates >>>

The Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Global.mpt sets the defaults for all new projects that are created using the File, New command. There are a number of issues with these options which are explained in the author’s books.

If you wish to update a project in a similar way to using P6 with the Percent Complete Type set to Physical % Complete then you may wish to use this Template and updating process.

This Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Physical % Complete template file has been set up to reflect how the author normally sets up projects and should be opened and saved as a Microsoft Project template *.mpt file.

The following attributes have been changed from the standard settings:
– File, Options, Schedule and Advanced have been edited in line with the Author’s recommendations in his book.
– A new View titled “Gantt Chart Inc Negative and Total Float”:
– Columns: Total Float added and Resources removed.
– Grid lines: Middle and Bottom Timescale Tiers, Project Start, Project Finish and Status Date displayed and Current Date removed.
– Bars: % Complete is calculated as the Duration % Complete, the Actual Duration is displayed as a Green bar at the top, the Physical % Complete as a half hight Yellow bar, Total Float (Total Slack) and Negative Float added and all text removed from all bars.
– When any task is made Manually Scheduled it will be displayed as a turquoise coloured bar. This was achieved by moving the Critical bar to the top of the list in the Bars form and creating a bar to display Critical Manually Scheduled bar.
– Bar display in the Legend: Many bars have been hidden in the Legend (but not deleted) by placing an “*” at the front of the Bar description in the Bars form.
– Printing: Some project information is drawn from the Advanced Properties form.
Also all project data has been removed from the Legend so the Legend may be hidden if not required, thus leaving all project data displayed if the Legend is hidden.

NOTES ON STATUS CHECK COLUMN:

1. You must set the “Status Date” in the “Project Information” form for this field to calculate correctly.
2. The Summary Task comments should be ignored.
3. You may down load the file by clicking on the heading above and unzip by right clicking on the file.
4. If you do not like the settings in your Global.mpt you may edit them using Developer, Organizer to copy settings from this file to your Global.mpt.

NOTES ON HOW TO CREATE A MICROSOFT PROJECT PHYSICAL % COMPLETE TEMPLATE FROM THE EASTWOOD HARRIS FILE:

1. Create or select a directory to save your Microsoft Project templates in Windows Explorer.
2. Select File, Options to open the Project Options form.
3. Select the Save tab and set the directory that your Microsoft Project Templates will be saved in:
4. Download the Microsoft Project 2021,2019,2016 and 2013 Physical % Complete template from www.eh.com.au – Software Downloads page.
5. Unzip it by double clicking on the zip file and dragging the file to your desktop.
6. Open the file with Microsoft Project.
7. Select File, Save As, Computer and Browse, then, select from the drop down box to save as type Microsoft Project template (*.mpt). Microsoft will default to the directory you have selected as a Template directory, so save the file in the Template Directory.
8. Select the defaults at the Save As Template form and click Save.
9. Close the Eastwood Harris template file and any other projects that may be open.
10. Select File, New, Personal tab and you should see the Microsoft Project Template you have just created.

NOTES ON UNDERSTANDING THE STATUS CHECK COLUMN:

1. You must set the “Status Date” in the “Project Information” form for the “Status Check” Column to calculate correctly.
2. The Summary Task comments should be ignored.
3. You may down load the file by clicking on the heading above and unzip by right clicking on the file.
4. If you do not like the settings in your Global.mpt you may edit them using Developer, Organizer to copy settings from this file to your Global.mpt.
Click here to download a sample Microsoft Project 2021, 2019, 2016 and 2013 Physical % Complete file in zip format that shows how this field in the Status Table operates >>>

NOTES ON UPDATING A PROJECT USING THE PHYSICAL % COMPLETE COLUMN:

When updating tasks using the Physical % Complete users should update task as follows:
1.  Set and display a Baseline.
2.  Set the Status Date.
3.  Complete tasks should have the Actual Start and then the Actual Finish dates adjusted to when the task actually started and actually finished and should be before the Status Date. Then ste the Physical % Complete set to 10%
4.  In-progress tasks should have the:
  –  Actual Duration adjusted so it ends on the Status Date, this will be displayed as a Green bar,
  –  Remaining Duration adjusted so the tasks end on the anticipated finish date, this will be displayed as a Blue bar,
–  The % Complete will self adjust from the Actual Duration and Remaining Duration, this will be displayed as a Green bar and is the same as the Actual Duration, then
–  Enter the Physical % Complete, this will be displayed as a Green bar,
 5.  Un-started tasks should have their logic and durations revised.

 

DOWNLOADS & COMPETED WORKSHOPS

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 18 to 23 PPM Professional

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 18 to 23 PPM ProfessionalThese workshops and start 9 Dec 2024.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/P6WorkshopsStartDate09Dec24.zip

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 22 PPM Professional

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 8 to 22 PPM ProfessionalThese workshops and start 9Dec 2024.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/P6WorkshopsStartDate09Dec24.zip

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 21 PPM Professional

These workshops and start 9Dec 2024.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/P6WorkshopsStartDate09Dec24.zip

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 365 and 2021
Create and Update an Unresourced Project using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject Version 17
Create and Update an Unresourced Project using Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject Version 16
Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 20PPM Professional
Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 19 PPM Professional
Create and Update an Unresourced Project using Asta Powerproject Version 15

These are new workshops and start in December 2021.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/Asta_V15_Workshops.zip

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 18 PPM Professional
Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 and 2019

These are new workshops and start 6 Dec 21.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/MSP_2019_Start_Date_6_Dec_21.zip

Create and Update an Unresourced Project using Asta Powerproject - Second Edition

These are new workshops and start in December 2021.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/Asta_Rev 2_Workshops.zip

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 and PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition

These are new workshops and start in Dec 18.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/MSP_2016_Start_Date_3_Dec_18.zip

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 and 2016

These are new workshops and start in Dec 18.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/MSP_2016_Start_Date_3_Dec_18.zip

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 and PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition

These are new workshops and start in Dec 18 and are the same files as the
“Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 and 2016” book.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/MSP_2016_Start_Date_3_Dec_18.zip

Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8 to 17 PPM Professional
Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 15.2 and 16 PPM Professional

These are new workshops and start in Dec 18.

Download:
https://eastwoodharris.com/DL/WS/P6_PPM_Workshops_and_Layouts_Start_Dec_2018.zip

 

TECHNICAL PAPERS

This page has an extensive list of articles written by Paul E Harris and other authors on Primavera, Microsoft Project or Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject software.  These paper ofter expand on the content in the books written bt Paul E Harris. 

This page allows also authors to publish any technical papers that are associated with Primavera, Microsoft Project or Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject software. Please email your papers to us in pdf or any other commonly used format including a title, author and description and we will load them on to the site.

The following technical papers are presented in Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF), you will need a copy of Acrobat Reader. You may download the software for free at www.adobe.com.

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