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Project Structures Overview FAQ (Doc ID 781626.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Project Planning and Control - Version 11.5.10.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This note is to provide answers to some common questions concerning project structures in Oracle Project Management and provide functional guidance concerning setup and other related issues.

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Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What are the two main types of project structures in Oracle Projects?
 Which structure is only found in the new task structure model introduced in 11i Project Planning and Control (PJT)?
 Are budgetary controls used in Project Management?
 What is the Purpose of Deliverables?
 What methods of structural integration between the Workplan (WP) and Financial Structures existed prior to Family Pack 11i.PA.M and what two new types of integration were introduced by 11i.PA.M?
 Which type of structural integration between the Workplan and Financial Plan allows for actuals (effort/cost) to roll up to the Workplan?
 What form of integration between the workplan and financial structures is most appropriate?
 What page is used to enable the different structures and determine the form of integration between the workplan and financial structures?
 What form of structural integration allows the use of the same task structure while permitting the differentiation of certain tasks between workplan and financial functionality?
 What is required to take advantage of baseline, approval, publication, and work flow notification functionality?
 What package contains the API's for maintaining task Structures?
 Is it possible to enable the structure (financial, workplan or deliverable) and change the configuration at any point during the life of the project?
 In Self Service (HTML) pages, the task ordering is by task outline number.   In Core PA forms (PAXPREPR.fmb) the sort is by task number.  To see tasks sorted by task number in HTML what is a workaround?
 What is required for changes to the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to be carried through to the Financial Breakdown Structure (FBS) for fully or partially shared structures?
 If I am using Microsoft Project can I maintain the financial structure AND workplan structure in the same .mpp file?  Can this be done under a Partially Shared scenario as well?
 In order to pull in Actuals onto the Workplan structure that is FULLY shared you need to run the summarization processes .  Which ones? 
 How do you associate a Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS) to the workplan?
 To update a project with the latest resource breakdown structure version what process must be run?
 What does quantity represent for the different resource classes (People, Equipment, Material Items, Financial Elements)?
 What is a program and how is it linked to other programs or projects?
 Which PA table stores the common versioned information related to tasks and structures?
 Which diagnostic tests are available that show the setup and data flow tables/views of the Workplan and Financial Plan structures of a project?
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