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What Is Happening With My Magic Quadrant Investor Map?

A Look Inside Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management Graphical Analysis

Last week I logged in to my Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management environment and found that my items were in the wrong quadrants. Rather than having current tasks in my upper quadrants and future tasks in my lower ones, all my tasks were being broadcast as low priority and ending up at the bottom of the quadrant.

OPPM Magic Quadrant1

What's going on?

Well, let's find out. Go into the Snapshot area. We can see from the screenshot below that every task is being set as low on the Business Merit chart.

OPPM Business Merit Chart

So why is this happening?

What the screenshot below tells us is that the Business Merit field is calculated by using the Risk Score and the Business Value fields. Right now, those are blank, so we need to fix that.

OPPM Business Merit Field Calculation

Let's look at the Risk Score. Go into Schedule. Right now the schedule throws out the old data every week so that old data isn't being used in current calculations. However, this causes a problem when we have to look at tasks because it means that the Business Merit field isn't being filled properly.

OPPM Risk Score

So to fix our chart we need to change the setting to allow old data to be used for our calculation.

OPPM Risk Score Calculation

Once that's done the calculation will rerun and Business Merit will work as intended again.

OPPM Magic Quadrant6

Now your items should be showing in the correct quadrants.

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