What you will learn

Primavera Training course provides hands-on training for Primavera’s client/server-based solution, leading participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Topics include adding activities, assigning resources, and creating a baseline. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling.

All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resource and costs.

Professional Development and Continuing Education Units: Earns 19.5 PDUs and 1.95 CEU

Primavera P6 offers many complex analyses and processes; however, access and management plans are still simple.

Primavera P6 allows all people in the project to carefully monitor resource availability and adjust such resources to meet project needs.

The size of the project may be overwhelming. Oracle P6 allows project managers to break down large projects into smaller, achievable projects, tasks and activities

Learn to

Ø  Create a project

Ø  Add activities

Ø  Schedule a project

Ø  Assign resources

Ø  Adjust project schedule

Ø  Create reports


Ø  Business Analysts

Ø  End Users

Ø  Functional Implementer

Ø  Project Manager


Suggested Prerequisites

Ø  Knowledge of project management principles

Course Objectives

Ø  Manage multiple projects

Ø  Create a project

Ø  Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Ø  Add activities

Ø  Maintain the project documents library

Ø  Create relationships

Ø  Schedule the project

Ø  Assign constraints

Ø  Format schedule data

Ø  Define roles and resources

Ø  Assign roles

Ø  Assign resources and costs

Ø  Analyze resources

Ø  Optimize the project plan

Ø  Execute the project

Ø  Report performance

Course Topics

Data,Navigating,and Layouts

Ø  Describe enterprise and project-specific data

Ø  Log in

Ø  Open an existing project

Ø  Navigate in the Home window and Activities window

Ø  Open an existing layout

Ø  Customize a layout

Ø  Save a layout

Enterprise Project Structure

Ø  Describe the components that comprise the Enterprise Project Structure

Ø  View the EPS

Creating a Project

Ø  Create a project

Ø  Navigate in the Projects window

Ø  View and modify information in Project Details

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

Ø  Define a Work Breakdown Structure

Ø  Create multiple levels of a WBS hierarchy

Adding Activities

Ø  Describe an activity and its components

Ø  Describe activity types

Ø  Add activities

Ø  Add a Notebook topic to an activity

Ø  Add steps to an activity

Ø  Assign activity codes to activities

Creating Relationships

Ø  View a network logic diagram

Ø  Differentiate between the four relationship types

Ø  Create relationships in the Activity Network

Ø  Create relationships in Activity Details


Ø  Perform
a forward and backward pass

Ø  Describe
float and its impact on a schedule

Ø  Identify
loops and open ends

Ø Calculate a schedule

Ø Analyze

the scheduling log report

Assigning Constraints

Ø  Apply an overall deadline to a project

Ø  Apply a constraint to an individual activity

Ø  Add notebook topics to constrained activities

Ø  Describe the available constraint types

Maintaining the Project Documents Library

Ø  Describe the difference between a work product and a reference document

Ø  Create a document record

Ø  Link the document record to a project document or work product

Ø  Assign the project document to an activity or WBS

Formatting Schedule Data

  • Ø  Group activities according to a specific criteria

    Ø  Sort activities

    Ø  Apply a filter

    Ø  Create a filter

Roles and Resources

Ø  Describe roles

Ø  Views the roles dictionary

Ø  Describe resources

Ø  Identify the differences between labor, nonlabor and material resources

Ø  View the resource dictionary

Assigning Roles

Ø  Assign roles to an activity

Ø  Assign rates on roles

Assigning Resources and Costs

Ø  Assign resources by role

Ø  Assign labor, nonlabor, and material resources to activities

Ø  Adjust Budgeted Units/Time for a resource

Ø  Assign expenses to activities

Analyzing Resources

Ø  Display the Resource Usage Profile

Ø  Format a profile

Ø  Format the timescale

Optimizing the Project Plan

Ø  Analyze schedule dates

Ø  Shorten a project schedule

Ø  Analyze resource availability

Ø  Remove resource overallocation

Ø  Analyze project costs

Baselining the Project Plan

Ø  Create a baseline plan

Ø  Display baseline bars on the Gantt Chart

Ø  Modify the bars on the Gantt Chart

Project Execution and Control

Ø  Describe several methods for updating the project schedule

Ø  Use Progress Spotlight

Ø  Status activities

Ø  Reschedule the project

Reporting Performance

Ø  Describe reporting methods

Ø  Run a schedule report

Ø  Create a resource report with the Report wizard

Ø  Create a time distributed report

Ø  Create a report using the current layout

Project Web Site

Ø  Create and launch a project Web site

Ø  Customize the appearance of a project Web site

Ø  Publish activity layouts as HTML pages