Project Management and Planning in Oracle Primavera P6 Course

Primavera P6 Basic Course | Akim Engineering

Figure 1: Oracle Primavera P6 Gantt Chart

This 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 mostly stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resource and costs.

Professional Development Units: Earns 19.5 PDUs

Learn To

Primavera P6 Activity Usage Histogram | Akim Engineering

Figure 2: Oracle Primavera P6 Activity Usage Profile

  • Create a Primavera P6 project
  • Add activities
  • Schedule a project
  • Assign resources
  • Adjust project schedule
  • Create reports


Primavera Course Objectives

Primavera P6 Activity Network | Akim Engineering

Figure 3: Oracle Primavera P6 Activity Network

  1. Manage multiple projects in Oracle Primavera P6
  2. Create a project
  3. Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  4. Add activities
  5. Create relationships
  6. Schedule the project
  7. Assign constraints
  8. Format schedule data
  9. Define roles and resources
  10. Assign resources and costs
  11. Analyze resources (Labor, Nonlabor, Material)
  12. Optimize the Primavera project plan
  13. Execute the Primavera project
  14. Report performance in Primavera


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

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of Basic Windows Operating System

Course Topics

  1. Data, Navigating, and Layouts
  2. Enterprise Project Structure
  3. Creating a Project
  4. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  5. Adding Activities
  6. Creating Relationships
  7. Scheduling
  8. Assigning Constraints
  9. Maintaining the Project Documents Library
  10. Formatting Schedule Data
  11. Roles and Resources
  12. Assigning Resources and Costs
  13. Analyzing Resources
  14. Optimizing the Project Plan
  15. Baselining the Project Plan
  16. Project Execution and Control
  17. Reporting Performance
  18. Project Web Site

Primavera Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
    • What is Primavera P6?
    • Primavera Project Management Methodology
  2. The Project Management Life Cycle
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Controlling / Monitoring
    • Closing
  3. Data, Navigating, and Layouts
    • Enterprise and Project-Specific Data
    • Logging In
    • Navigation and Layouts
    • Activity table and Gantt Chart
    • Customizing Layout and selectin columns
    • Displaying Activity Details
    • Saving Layouts
  4. Enterprise Project Structure
    • Creating the EPS Nodes
    • Benefits of the EPS
  5. Creating a Project
    • Create a New Project Wizard
    • Projects Window
    • Project Details
  6. Creating Work Breakdown Structure
    • Understanding WBS
    • Creating the WBS Hierarchy
    • Viewing WBS Elements
  7. Adding Activities
    • Primavera Activity Components
    • Assigning Activity Type
    • Activity Details
    • Adding Steps to an Activity
    • Step Templates
    • Activity Codes
    • Calendar Assignments
  8. Creating Relationships
    • Network Logic Diagram
    • Precedence Diagramming Method - PDM
    • Relationship Types
    • Relationships with Lag
    • Creating a Start-to-Start Relationship
    • Viewing Relationships in Gantt Chart
  9. Scheduling
    • Critical Path Method Scheduling
    • What is the Data Date
    • Scheduling Concepts
    • Total Float
    • Circular Relationships (Loops)
    • Schedule Log
    • Driving Relationships
  10. Assigning Constraints
    • Must Finish By
    • Start On or After
    • Finish On or Before
    • Start On
    • Start On or Before
    • Finish On
    • Finish On or After
    • As Late As Possible
    • Mandatory Start and Finish
  11. Maintaining the Project Documents Library
    • Project Documents
    • Creating a Document Record
    • Assigning a Project Document to an Activity
  12. Formatting Schedule Data
    • Grouping Data
    • Sorting Activities
    • Filtering Activities
  13. Roles and Resources
    • Defining Resources
    • Defining Roles
    • Resource Details, Units & Prices
    • Resource Capacity Max. Units/Time
  14. Assigning Roles
    • Assign Multi Roles to an Activity
    • Assign a Roles to Multi Activity
  15. Assigning Resources and Costs
    • Steps for Resource Management
    • Assigning Resources
    • Planning Costs
  16. Analyzing Resources
    • Resource Analysis Settings
    • Resource Usage Profile
  17. Optimizing the Project Plan
    • Analyzing the Project
    • Focusing on Critical Activities
    • Shortening the Project
    • Analyzing Resource Allocation
    • Analyzing the Budget
  18. Baselining the Project Plan
    • Creating a Baseline
    • Comparing Project with Baseline
  19. Project Execution and Control
    • Updating a Project
    • The Data Date
    • Updating Process
    • Defining a Statusing Period
    • Entering Actuals
    • Statusing Milestones
    • Statusing Activities in Progress
    • Suspending and Activity
    • Statusing Activities to Completion
    • Rescheduling the Project
    • Controlling the Project
    • Compressing the Schedule
  20. Reporting Performance
    • Methods for Performance Reporting
    • Running and Existing Report
    • Report Wizard
    • Creating a Report Using the Current Layout

Key Features of Primavera P6 Professional Basic Training

Understand data structures

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

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Online instructor-led live Primavera trainings are performed through Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams or such platforms by sharing trainers screen and voice simultaneously. Trainees are not required to have Primavera P6 license. Before the Primavera online training day, Primavera P6 and sample projects are installed on all attendants’ computers for educational purpose temporarily. Everyone simultaneously watches and listens to live instructor screen and voice while practicing their own computer. Computer speaker and microphone is required, webcam is not necessary. Primavera Trainer will be online like everyone attending the Primavera online class, so training is delivered in interactive ways. There will be both verbal and written communication between Primavera lecturer and students during training. Everybody in the online Primavera class can ask questions and get answers immediately.

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Online Primavera training is best for companies and individuals who wish to get Primavera training at their comfortable environment like home or office with ease. Especially online night-time classes which starts after work time is extremely popular. No travel required. No social distance violations in pandemic conditions at all. All you need is an internet connection and computer. It is not required but recommended to have a second screen like additional monitor, tv, or even tablets help students to follow trainer and work on Primavera in their computer at the same time. Standard Primavera course curriculum are applied. Electronic documents, case studies, sample projects are given to all trainees. Professional development units (PDU) and successfully completion certifications by official Oracle Partner is provided.

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Primavera training in classroom is best for individual professionals who needs to learn project management and planning skills in Primavera for career/personal development and who wants to join the open public classroom trainings. All confirmed registrants are show up and get ready on the day and time of announced training. Coffee/tea and cookies are provided on the break times, and snacks, soft drinks are complimentary as well. Electronic documents, case studies, sample projects are given to all trainees. Standard Primavera course curriculum are applied. Professional development units (PDU) and successfully completion certifications by official Oracle Partner is provided. Note: Due to pandemic conditions in worldwide, open classroom trainings are suspended temporarily for your health and safety. Primavera Classroom trainings turned into online live instructor led classes with the same content. Please contact us for more information and any special inquiries.