Primavera P6 Training – Virtual Course

Primavera P6 Training – Virtual Course


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.

It’s like being there in person as you participate in class exercises using P6. You will ask questions, interact with other students and learn from our Oracle Primavera P6 certified instructors. 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 software will be accessed by the student via a secure link over the internet.

This virtual, hands-on course provides training for Oracle’s Primavera P6 Release 20 (Client/Server) using advanced HD web conferencing technology. Led by a live instructor, virtual 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 our training server for all exercises (P6 release 18) or his/her own version of P6.

P6 Training Guarantee!  We include 60 days of follow-up support with your instructor to ask additional questions. You may also take a complimentary refresher course within 6 months of your course date. Both are included in your course fee.

Course Cost:

  • Basic Course (3 Days): $1,495
  • Advanced Course (2 Days): $1,195
  • Basic + Advanced (5 Days): $2,490 (Save $200 when booked together!)

Note: The training fee includes ALL materials, 30 days of instructor support and a free refresher course (within 6 months).

The benefits

  • Save time and money
  • Eliminate the need for travel
  • Train multiple employees in multiple locations simultaneously
  • An Oracle Primavera P6 certified instructor leads the class
  • No software required!
Course Instructors
Trey Miller
The Timeline
  • Easy to follow “set-up instructions” are emailed to the students upon registering for class
  • A printed Primavera P6 training manual is shipped to each student upon registering for 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 to get feedback
Course outlines

Primavera P6 (Basic)
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 a layout
  • Save a layout
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
Project Execution and Control

  • 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 a resource report with the Report wizard
  • Create a report using the current layout
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 mins
Question & Answer Session

  • Participants are welcome to discuss scheduling requirements and get instructor feedback!
45 mins
Primavera P6 (Advanced)
1. Day 1
Using Earned Value Analysis

  • Calculating Planned Value Cost
  • Calculating Actual Cost
  • Calculating Earned Value Cost
  • Measuring Performance Percent Complete
Managing Multiple Projects

  • Opening Multiple Projects
  • Setting the Default Project
Analyzing Resources and Roles

  • Using the Resource Usage Profile
  • Using the Resource Usage Spreadsheet
Manually Allocating Resources

  • Viewing the Assignments Window
  • Viewing and Editing Allocation
Using Bucket Planning

  • Editing Future Buckets
  • Using Curves
Leveling Resources

  • Setting Leveling Options
  • Leveling Based on Priority
Advanced Scheduling

  • Multiple Float Paths
  • Calendar Effect on Lag
  • Scheduling Out-of-Sequence Activities
Using Global Change

  • Creating a User Defined Field
  • Running a Global Change