Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals

Course Fees: $3066.00 excl. GST
Printed Manual: $0.00 excl. GST
Course Duration: 3 days
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Learn To:
  • Create and schedule a project. 
  • Assign resources.
  • Adjust the project schedule. 
  • Execute and control the project. 
  • Add activities.

Benefits to You:
Enrolling in this course will help you understand P6 Professional’s basic features and functionality so you can apply them to your organization’s project management processes. You'll also learn how to manage projects on time and within budget to ensure optimal outcomes from capital and resource investments.

Explore Project Management Fundamentals
All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resources and costs. At the end of each day, you'll apply the concepts and functionality you learned in a case study. The course is divided into three sections: Creating a Project; Scheduling the Project; Project Execution and Control.

Use P6 Professional
The course uses P6 Professional, Primavera's Windows-based, client/server application. It is appropriate for those using P6 Professional either as a stand-alone application or as part of P6 EPPM.

Please note that this course uses the P6 Optional Client (Windows-based client).
Business Analysts
End Users
Functional Implementer
Project Manager
Knowledge of project management principles
Create a project
Create a Work Breakdown Structure
Add activities
View calendars
Create relationships
Schedule the project
Assign constraints
Format schedule data
Define roles and resources
Assign roles
Assign resources
Analyze resources
Optimize the project plan
Execute the project
Create reports
Understand data structures
Understanding P6 Data
  • Describing Enterprise and Project-Specific data 
  • Logging In 
  • Opening an Existing Project 
  • Opening and Customizing Layouts 

Enterprise Project Structure
  • Describing Components of EPS 

Creating a Project
  • Create a project 
  • Navigating in the Projects Window 
  • Viewing Project Details 

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Defining a Work Breakdown Structure 
  • Creating the WBS Hierarchy 

Adding Activities
  • Describing an Activity and its Components 
  • Describing Activity Types 
  • Adding Activities 
  • Adding a Notebook Topic 
  • Adding Steps to an Activity 
  • Assigning Activity Codes 

Creating Relationships
  • Viewing a Network Logic Diagram 
  • Relationship Types 
  • Creating Relationships 

  • Performing a Forward and Backward Pass 
  • Describing Float 

Assigning Constraints
  • Applying an Overall Deadline to a Project
  • Apply a Constraint to an Activity 

Using Reflection Projects
  • Creating a Reflection Project 
  • Merging Changes 

Formatting Schedule Data
  • Grouping Activities 
  • Sorting 
  • Filtering 

Roles and Resources
  • Describing Roles and Resources 
  • Viewing Dictionaries 

Assigning Roles
  • Assigning Roles to an Activity 
  • Assign Rates on Roles 

Assigning Resources
  • Assigning Resources 
  • Adjusting Budgeted Units/Time 

Analyzing Resources
  • Displaying the Resource Usage Profile

Optimizing the Project Plan
  • Analyzing Schedule Dates 
  • Shortening a Project Schedule 
  • Analyzing Resource Availability 

Baselining the Project Plan
  • Creating a Baseline Plan 
  • Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart 

Project Execution and Control
  • Describing Methods for Updating the Schedule 
  • Using Progress Spotlight 
  • Statusing Activities 
  • Rescheduling the Project 

Reporting Performance
  • Describing Reporting Methods 
  • Running a Schedule Report 
  • Creating a report with the Report Wizard