Primavera P6 Project Management and Planning Fundamentals

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UKOUGCourse description

Primavera P6 is a comprehensive enterprise project management solution.  It is used in key industry sectors including construction, aerospace, defence, transportation, rail and utilities to create robust schedules.  Learn how to use Primavera P6 to manage the entire project lifecycle from end to end


Is it right for me?

Our P6 Project Management and Planning Fundamentals course is an intensive two day course aimed at experienced planners and project controllers who need to use Primavera to create and manage detailed plans. It includes creating EPS levels, projects, WBS levels and detailed activity and resource planning.

Our Primavera course is a blended solution with comprehensive hands on classroom training with optional digital content to embed and enhance  the learning.

Experience of project planning and scheduling techniques is essential.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a programme structure
  • Create projects and set project properties
  • Create programme milestones
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Create detailed plans including activities, links and resources
  • Manage actuals
  • Customise layouts
  • Use the reporting tools in Primavera

What does it cover?

  • Breaking down the scope
  • Constructing the schedule
  • Creating EPS elements
  • Defining the programme structure
  • Navigating the EPS structure
  • Finding programmes
  • Creating projects
  • Setting project properties
  • Validating projects
  • Assigning project codes
  • Creating a WBS structure
  • Creating WBS elements
  • Work package management
  • Allocating top down budgets
  • Budget changes
  • Creating programme milestones
  • Setting constraints
  • Linking milestones
  • Using the schedule function
  • Creating activities
  • Relationship types
  • Creating relationships
  • Creating activity steps
  • Creating and using activity step templates
  • Adding milestones
  • Creating activity codes
  • Assigning activity codes
  • Creating User Defined Fields
  • Populating User Defined Fields
  • Resource types
  • Creating resources
  • Resource attributes
  • Assigning resources
  • Switching resources
  • Split load resource assignment
  • Reduced hours resource assignment
  • Reviewing workload
  • Dealing with resource conflicts
  • Assignments view
  • Creating baselines
  • Assigning baselines
  • Creating layouts
  • Customising columns
  • Setting filters
  • Sorting and grouping
  • Changing the timescale
  • Customising the Gantt
  • Creating activity code breakdown structures
  • Updating task status and remaining duration
  • Updating steps
  • Setting the data date
  • Printing your schedule
  • Printing to other packages
  • Exporting and importing information
  • Primavera standard reports
  • Creating custom reports
  • Creating portfolios
  • Launching and viewing Visualizer

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Course leader

Nicky Fathers

Technical & Digital Learning Consultant

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