Are you using Primavera P6 PPM?

Most Primavera P6 users are working with P6 Professional, which is a Windows-based application installed on the desktop. The project database can either reside on your desktop or on a server in your network. Some companies use third-party software to access the P6 Professional client application remotely. If you are using the P6 Professional client, then the P6 PPM video library is right for you. The training curriculum is appropriate for any version of P6–including versions 6, 7, and 8.

List of Modules

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P6 PPM Module 1: Introduction to P6

  • Review the Project Management Life Cycle.
  • Discuss P6 Professional.
  • Discuss the Enterprise Project Structure.
  • Discuss the Organizational Breakdown Structure.
  • Distinguish between enterprise data and project-specific data.
  • Log in to P6 Professional.
  • Open an existing project.
  • Open, and navigate among, different windows.
  • Open an existing layout.
  • Customize a layout.
  • Save a layout.

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P6 PPM Module 2: Creating a Project

  • Create a project.
  • Navigate in the Projects window.
  • View and modify information in Project Details.
  • Discuss importing and exporting data.
  • Export a project.
  • Import a project.

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P6 PPM Module 3: Creating WBS, Activities, and Calendars

  • Define Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Create multiple levels of a WBS hierarchy.
  • Discuss an activity and its components.
  • Discuss activity types.
  • Add activities.
  • Add a Notebook topic to an activity.
  • Add steps to an activity.
  • Assign activity code values to activities.
  • Define work time and non-work time.
  • Explain the differences among global, project, and resource calendars.
  • Create a new project calendar.

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P6 PPM Module 4: Relationships and Constraints

  • View a network logic diagram.
  • Discuss the four relationship types.
  • Create relationships in the Activity Network.
  • Create relationships in Activity Details.
  • Discuss available constraint types.
  • Apply Must Finish By constraint to a project.
  • Apply a Start On or After constraint to an activity.
  • Add a Notebook topic to a constrained activity.

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P6 PPM Module 5: Scheduling

  • Discuss Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling.
  • Perform a forward and a backward pass.
  • Discuss float, and its impact on a schedule.
  • Identify loops and open ends.
  • Calculate a schedule.
  • Analyze the scheduling log report.
  • Calculate multiple float paths when scheduling.
  • Discuss the differences among scheduling logic options.
  • Discuss a calendar’s effect on lag.

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P6 PPM Module 6: Creating Layouts

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

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P6 PPM Module 7: Resource and Role Management

  • Discuss roles.
  • View the roles dictionary.
  • Discuss resources.
  • Identify the differences among labor, non-labor, and material resources.
  • View the resource dictionary.
  • Assign roles to an activity.
  • Assign rates on roles.
  • Assign resources to an activity by role, and directly from the resource dictionary.
  • Adjust Budgeted Units/Time for a resource.
  • Assign expenses to activities.

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P6 PPM Module 8: Optimizing the Project, and Baselining

  • Analyze schedule dates.
  • Shorten a project schedule.
  • Analyze resource availability.
  • Resolve resource over-allocation.
  • Analyze project costs.
  • Create a baseline plan.
  • Display baseline bars on the Gantt chart.
  • Modify baseline bars on the Gantt chart.

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P6 PPM Module 9: Executing the Project Plan

  • Discuss methods for applying progress to a project.
  • Use Progress Spotlight.
  • Update the status of completed activities and activities in progress.
  • Reschedule the project.
  • Create a reflection project.
  • Merge changes from a reflection project into a source project.

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P6 PPM Module 10: Analyzing, Reporting, and Creating Output

  • Analyze schedule dates, resource availability/allocation, and project costs.
  • Identify areas where the project is falling behind schedule or exceeding planned costs.
  • Make changes necessary to addressing variances.
  • Understand the importance of analyzing a project after every status update.
  • Discuss reporting methods.
  • Run a schedule report.
  • Create a resource report with the Report wizard.
  • Create a time-distributed report.
  • Create a report using the current layout.
  • Customize the appearance of headers and footers for output.
  • Insert and format the curtain and text attachment tools.
  • Format the appearance of the data date.

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P6 PPM Module 11: P6 Professional Tips and Tricks

  • Linking Activities
  • Fill Down
  • User Preferences
  •  Multiple Activities
  • Copying WBS
  • Assigning Resources to Multiple Activities
  • Undo
  • Re-numbering of Activities

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P6 PPM Module 12: Resource and Role Analysis and Allocation

  • Analyze resource usage using the Resource Usage Profile.
  • Analyze resource usage using the Resource Usage Spreadsheet.
  • Compare staffed and unstaffed role allocations.
  • Identify sections in the Resource Assignments window.
  • Use the Resource Assignments window to view and edit resource allocation.
  • Select data to display in the Resource Usage Spreadsheet

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P6 PPM Module 13: Allocation and Leveling

  • Assign resource lag and duration to resource assignments.
  • View and assign resources to spread allocation manually.
  • Track manual curves in a project.
  • Define resource leveling.
  • Set resource-leveling options.
  • Level a project to resolve resource conflicts.
  • Analyze the effects of resource leveling.
  • Level based on activity and project priorities.

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P6 PPM Module 14: Buckets, and Storing Performance

  • Explain the difference between bucket planning and linear distribution.
  • Explain the benefits of bucket planning.
  • View future-period buckets.
  • Edit period buckets for a resource assignment.
  • Display financial periods as columns.
  • Store past-period performance.

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P6 PPM Module 15: Duration Types and Percent -Completes

  • Determine which Duration Type works best in a given situation.
  • Assign a Duration Type to an activity.
  • Discuss the three Percent-Complete Types.
  • Determine which Percent-Complete Type to use, based on how your organization reports progress.
  • Explain how activity percentages are calculated based on the Percent-Complete Type chosen.
  • Use weighted steps to calculate Percent Complete.

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P6 PPM Module 16: Earned Value

  • Define earned value.
  • Define Performance Percent Complete.
  • Review the results of different earned-value techniques.
  • Recognize the benefits of using earned-value analysis.

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P6 PPM Module 17: Timescale Logic, and Managing Multiple Projects

  • Discuss what a time-scaled logic diagram is.
  • Explain the value of time-scaled logic diagrams.
  • Create a time-scaled logic diagram.
  • View multiple project activities.
  • Schedule multiple projects.
  • Set the default project for multiple projects.
  • Explain how project elements are handled in multi-project mode.

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