Project Management and Planning in Oracle Primavera P6 Advanced

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Training | Akim Engineering

Figure 1: Oracle Primavera P6 Resource Usage

This course provides in-depth project management training in P6. Topics include updating baselines, importing and exporting project data, and top-down budgeting. Detailed instruction on earned value analysis includes lessons on duration types and how to calculate percent complete. Students also will learn to leverage best practices to create a project using best practices.

Professional Development Units: Earns 13 PDUs

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Primavera P6 Professional Advanced Course | Akim Engineering

Figure 2: Primavera Gantt Chart with Histogram

  • Earned value analysis
  • Global change
  • Advanced scheduling techniques
  • Calculating percent completes
  • Managing issues and risks
  • User Defined Fields


Primavera Course Objectives

Oracle Primavera P6 Earned Value Analysis | Akim Engineering

Figure 3: Oracle Primavera P6 Earned Value vs. Actual Cost

  1. Import and export data
  2. Update baselines
  3. Use Claim Digger (P6 Visualizer)
  4. Apply duration types
  5. Calculate percent complete
  6. Use earned value analysis
  7. Use top-down estimating
  8. Auto compute layouts
  9. Manage issues and risks
  10. Use global change
  11. Advanced scheduling
  12. Display S Curves and Histograms
  13. Multiple Float Paths
  14. Progress Override and Retained Logic


  • End Users
  • Project Manager
  • Planners and Schedulers
  • Business Analysts
  • Functional Implementer

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Project Management in Primavera P6 Basic Course

Course Topics

  1. Using User-Defined Fields and Global Change
  2. Advanced Scheduling
  3. Importing and Exporting Data
  4. Updating Baselines
  5. Calculating Percent Complete
  6. Earned Value Analysis
  7. Activity Usage Profile and Spreadsheet
  8. Top-Down Estimating
  9. Monitoring Thresholds and Issues
  10. Auto Compute Actuals
  11. P6 Visuzalizer
  12. Multiple Float Paths
  13. S Curves and Histograms
  14. Transfer Data Between MS Excel and P6
  15. Duration Types
  16. Level of Effort Activities
  17. Out of Sequence Activities
  18. Total Float vs Free Float

Primavera Course Contents

  1. Using User-Defined Fields and Global Change
    • Establishing User-Defined Fields
    • Defining Global Change Parameters
  2. Advanced Scheduling
    • Calculating Multiple Float Paths
    • Explaining Scheduling Logic Options
    • Identifying a Calendar’s Effect on Lag
  3. Monitoring Thresholds and Issues
    • Creating a Threshold
    • Creating an Issue
    • Creating Issue by Threshold
  4. Importing and Exporting Data
    • Importing a Project
    • Exporting a Project
    • Importing/Exporting with MS Excel
  5. Updating Baselines
    • Update Activity and Resource Assignment Data
    • Updating Baseline
    • Update Baseline Options
  6. Claim Digger / P6 Visualizer
    • Creating a Comparison Report in P6 Visualizer
    • Configuring Projects and Outputs Options
    • Creating and Viewing Compare Reports
  7. Calculating Percent Complete
    • Describing Three Percent Complete Types
    • Using Weighted Steps to Calculate Percent Complete
  8. Duration Types
    • Balancing The Equation
    • Duration Types Overview
    • Assigning Duration Type
  9. Earned Value Analysis
    • Earned Value Project Background
    • Calculating Planned Value and Earned Value
    • Calculating Actual
    • Cost, Schedule Performance Indices
    • Schedule and Cost Performance
    • Calculating Estimate To Complete
    • Conclusions Based On Earned Value Metrics
  10. Activity Usage Profile and Spreadsheet
    • Displaying Cost and Unit Data
    • Displaying Curves and Bars in the Activity Usage Profile
  11. Top-Down Estimating
    • Adding Estimation Weights
    • How Top-Down Estimation Is Performed
    • Calculating Top-Down Estimation Values
    • Performing Top-Down Estimation
  12. Auto Compute Actuals
    • Describe the Business Rules for Auto Compute Actuals
    • Analyze the Effect of Auto Compute Actuals on an Activity
    • Auto Compute an Activity, Resource or Expense

Key Features of Primavera P6 Professional Advanced Training

Earned Value Management

Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

Cost Performance Index (CPI)

Schedule Variance (SV)

Cost Variance (CV)

To Complete Performance Index (TCPI)

Cost Variance Index (CVI)

Schedule Variance Index (SVI)

Performance % Complete

Schedule % Complete

Planned Value

Physical % Complete

Duration % Complete

Unit % Complete

Activity % Complete

Importing from Microsoft Excel XLS Files

Importing and Exporting XER

Fixed Units and Duration

Lag Calendar

Out of Sequence Activities

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