Primavera P6 Overview

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UKOUGCourse description

Managerial analysis is an important aspect of any manager’s role, and Primavera P6 can be an effective tool for the job.  It is just as relevant for planners, project controllers or functional managers as it is for project managers.

We show you all the features and techniques you need to be aware of – including analysing the programme structure, filtering and sorting data, resourcing, and reporting.

Is it right for me?

Our Primavera P6 Overview course provides a top level summary of Primavera’s capabilities.  It shows how to navigate and analyse programme structures on the system and how to extract data. 

The course is not a detailed planning and scheduling course anyone requiring this should attend our Primavera for Practitioners.

This course is designed for new users, no previous experience of Primavera is required.  Knowledge of planning terminology would be an advantage.

What will I get out of it?

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


  • Navigate within an existing Primavera programme
  • Review WBS structure and activities
  • Review resourcing and workload
  • Filter, sort and group data
  • Use the reporting tools in Primavera

I thoroughly enjoy my day the trainer was great and it allowed me to absorb the information easily as we fully understood each others point of view.  What can I say Nicky Fathers is lovely and well versed in P6 and we were able to stretch each the to the full.

Construction Project Manager, BG Construction Limited

What does it cover?

  • The programme structure
  • Navigating in Primavera
  • Moving through the different views
  • Using layouts
  • Opening a project
  • Viewing the WBS structure
  • Identifying work packages
  • Viewing top down budget
  • Viewing activities
  • Using compacted views
  • Viewing the precedence network
  • Viewing resource assignments
  • Monitoring workload
  • Checking the programme
  • Checking the programme top down budget
  • Checking baselines
  • Monitoring the programme
  • Customising columns
  • Customising the details window
  • Setting filters
  • Sorting data
  • Grouping data
  • Primavera standard reports
  • Reports and printing using the layout print preview

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Course leader

Nicky Fathers

Technical & Digital Learning Consultant

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