Primavera P6 Training in New Orleans

Primavera P6 Training in New Orleans


Duration: 3 Days
Contact Hours: 19.5
Certificate Course: Yes
Outline: This course provides hands-on training for Oracle’s Primavera P6 Release 18.8 (Client/Server). Students will gain an understanding of the principles of planning and scheduling as well as hands-on experience building a P6 schedule from scratch, updating and monitoring the schedule, & generating reports. Participants may use P6 version 6 through 18.8 for exercises.

Global PM hosts Primavera P6 training in New Orleans, Louisiana. P6 training is conducted by Oracle Primavera P6 certified instructors with real-world experience. If coming to one of our facilities in Louisiana is not an option, you may attend one of our instructor-led workshops virtually (using advanced HD web conferencing technology).

Course Objectives

  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Add activities
  • Customize activity views
  • Create relationships
  • Schedule the project
  • Assign constraints
  • View the Enterprise Project Structure
  • Optimize the project schedule
  • Create a project
  • Assign roles and resources
  • Analyze resources and costs
  • Baseline the project plan
  • Execute the project
  • Customize dashboards
Course Syllabus
Title Estimated Time
1. Day 1

  • Instructor / participant introductions
  • Overview of planning and scheduling
  • Primavera and the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Knowledge Areas and Process Groups
  • An introduction to Primavera P6

1 hour
Data, Navigating and Layouts

  • Describe enterprise and project-specific data
  • Log in
  • Open an existing project
  • Navigate in the Home window and Activities window
  • Open an existing layout
  • Customize and Save layouts

1 hour
The EPS and OBS

  • Creating the Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)
  • View the EPS
  • The OBS / Responsible Managers

30 mins
Creating a Project

  • Create a project
  • Navigate in the Projects window
  • View and modify information in Project Details

30 mins
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Define a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Create multiple levels of a WBS hierarchy

1 hour
Adding Activities

  • Describe an activity and its components
  • Describe activity types
  • Add activities
  • Add a Notebook topic to an activity
  • Add steps to an activity
  • Assign activity codes to activities

1 hour 15 mins
Creating Relationships

  • View a network logic diagram
  • Differentiate between the four relationship types
  • Create relationships in the Activity Network
  • Create relationships in Activity Details

1 hour 15 mins
2. Day 2

  • Perform a forward and backward pass
  • Describe float and its impact on a schedule
  • Identify loops and open ends
  • Calculate a schedule
  • Analyze the scheduling log report

1 hour
Assigning Constraints

  • Apply an overall deadline to a project
  • Apply a constraint to an individual activity
  • Add notebook topics to constrained activities
  • Describe the available constraint types

30 mins
Maintaining the Project Documents Library

  • Describe the difference between a work product and a reference document
  • Create a document record
  • Link the document record to a project document or work product
  • Assign the project document(s) to an activity or WBS

30 mins
Formatting Schedule Data

  • Group activities according to a specific criteria
  • Sort activities
  • Apply a filter
  • Create a filter

1 hour
Roles and Resources

  • Describe roles
  • Views the roles dictionary
  • Describe resources
  • Identify the differences between labor, non-labor and material resources
  • View the resource dictionary

1 hour 15 mins
Assigning Resources and Costs

  • Assign resources by role
  • Assign labor, non-labor, and material resources to activities
  • Adjust Budgeted Units/Time for a resource
  • Assign expenses to activities

1 hour 15 mins
Analyzing Resources

  • Display the Resource Usage Profile
  • Format a profile
  • Format the timescale

1 hour
3. Day 3
Optimizing the Project Plan

  • Analyze schedule dates
  • Shorten a project schedule
  • Analyze resource availability
  • Remove resource over allocation
  • Analyze project costs

1 hour
Baselining the Project Plan

  • Create a baseline plan
  • Display baseline bars on the Gantt Chart
  • Modify the bars on the Gantt Chart

1 hour
Updating the Project Schedule

  • Describe several methods for updating the project schedule
  • Use Progress Spotlight
  • Status activities
  • Reschedule the project

1 hour 30 mins
Reporting Performance

  • Describe reporting methods
  • Run a schedule report
  • Create custom reports with the Report Wizard
  • Create custom reports using layouts

1 hour 45 mins
Project Website

  • Create and launch a project Web site
  • Customize the appearance of a project Web site
  • Publish activity layouts as HTML pages

30 min
Question & Answer Session

  • Participants are welcome to discuss scheduling requirements and get instructor feedback!

45 mins
Course Instructors
Trey Miller
Can’t Attend In-person?
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Training is a necessity, but so is saving time and money. That’s what Global PM’s state-of-the-art virtual training will do for you! Students anywhere in the world can attend our in-person training classes (taught by a live instructor), using a cutting-edge internet conferencing infrastructure.

You will feel like you are there in person as you view your Oracle certified instructor and his screen, ask him questions, interact with the other attendees, and complete class exercises using Primavera P6 and the training manual that was sent to you prior to training.

Our training solution offers hands-on training, just as if you were in Global PM’s training lab. You only need a computer, phone (or PC with a mic and speakers), and an internet connection. Primavera P6 software will be accessed by the student via a secure link over the internet.

The benefits
  • Save time and money
  • Eliminate the need for travel
  • Train multiple employees in multiple locations simultaneously
  • No software installation required. You will access P6 via Global PM’s cloud training server!
The Timeline
  • Easy to follow “set-up instructions” are emailed to the students upon registering for a class
  • A printed Primavera P6 training manual is shipped to each student upon registering for a class
  • Students are provided a link for accessing Primavera software (No installation required)
  • 15 minutes prior to training, students connect to the classroom/instructor
  • The instructor shares his desktop with the class and uses P6 for demonstrations
  • The instructor will monitor and assist as you work through problems
  • Students can even share their screen with the instructor and classmates (optional) to get feedback.