Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 8.3

What you will learn

This course leads participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Topics include adding activities, assigning resources, and creating a baseline. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling.

All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resources, and costs. At the end of each day, students apply the concepts and functionality they learned in a case study. The course is divided into three sections: Creating a Project; Scheduling the Project; Project Execution and Control.

This course uses P6 Professional Project Management (PPM), Primavera’s Windows-based, client/server application. It is appropriate for those using P6 PPM either as a stand-alone application or as part of P6 EPPM.

Professional Development and Continuing Education Units: Earns 19.5 PDUs and 1.95 CEUs

Learn To

  • Schedule a project
  • Assign resources
  • Adjust the project schedule
  • Execute and control the project
  • Create a project
  • Add activities

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Audience

  • Functional Implementer
  • Business Analysts
  • End Users
  • Project Manager

Prerequisites

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of project management principles

Course Objectives

  • Understand data structures
  • Create a project
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Add activities
  • View calendars
  • Create relationships
  • Schedule the project
  • Assign constraints
  • Format schedule data
  • Define roles and resources
  • Assign roles
  • Assign resources
  • Analyze resources
  • Optimize the project plan
  • Execute the project
  • Create reports

Course Topics

Understanding P6 Data

  • Describing Enterprise and Project-Specific data
  • Logging In
  • Opening an Existing Project
  • Opening and Customizing Layouts

Enterprise Project Structure

  • Describing Components of EPS

Creating a Project

  • Create a project
  • Navigating in the Projects Window
  • Viewing Project Details

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the WBS Hierarchy

Adding Activities

  • Describing an Activity and its Components
  • Describing Activity Types
  • Adding Activities
  • Adding a Notebook Topic
  • Adding Steps to an Activity
  • Assigning Activity Codes

Creating Relationships

  • Viewing a Network Logic Diagram
  • Relationship Types
  • Creating Relationships

Scheduling

  • Performing a Forward and Backward Pass
  • Describing Float

Assigning Constraints

  • Applying an Overall Deadline to a Project
  • Apply a Constraint to an Activity

Using Reflection Projects

  • Creating a Reflection Project
  • Merging Changes

Formatting Schedule Data

  • Grouping Activities
  • Sorting
  • Filtering

Roles and Resources

  • Describing Roles and Resources
  • Viewing Dictionaries

Assigning Roles

  • Assigning Roles to an Activity
  • Assign Rates on Roles

Assigning Resources

  • Assigning Resources
  • Adjusting Budgeted Units/Time

Analyzing Resources

  • Displaying the Resource Usage Profile

Optimizing the Project Plan

  • Analyzing Schedule Dates
  • Shortening a Project Schedule
  • Analyzing Resource Availability

Baselining the Project Plan

  • Creating a Baseline Plan
  • Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart

Project Execution and Control

  • Describing Methods for Updating the Schedule
  • Using Progress Spotlight
  • Statusing Activities
  • Rescheduling the Project

Reporting Performance

  • Describing Reporting Methods
  • Running a Schedule Report
  • Creating a report with the Report Wizard

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