Maximizing Primavera P6 Professional

What you will learn

In this hands-on course, we cover advanced topics like earned value, importing and exporting, global change, reporting, and more.

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 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM).

Professional Development and Continuing Education Units: Coming Soon!

Learn To

  • Understand Duration Types
  • Calculate Percent Complete
  • Used Earned Value metrics
  • Understand advanced scheduling techniques
  • Use global change to modify data in bulk
  • Import and export project data
  • Create user-defined codes and activity codes
  • Break down activities using Steps
  • Manage baselines
  • Develop custom reports using the Report Wizard and Visualizer

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  • Current users of Primavera P6
  • Project Managers
  • Planners/Schedulers
  • Administrators

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Learning the Basics of Primavera P6 Professional
  • Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 8.3

Course Outline

Understanding Duration Types

  • Fixed Units/Time
  • Fixed Units
  • Fixed Duration and Units/Time
  • Fixed Duration and Units

Calculating Percent Complete

  • Duration Percent Complete
  • Units Percent Complete
  • Physical Percent Complete
  • Activity Percent Complete

Earned Value

  • Performance Variables
  • Planned Value Cost
  • Earned Value Cost
  • Actual Cost
  • Schedule Variance
  • Cost Variance
  • Schedule Performance Index
  • Cost Performance Index

Advanced Scheduling

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

User-Defined Fields and Global Change

  • Creating a User-Defined Field
  • Creating a Global Change
  • Running a Global Change


  • Exporting to XER
  • Importing from XER
  • Exporting to Excel
  • Importing from Excel


  • Create user-defined fields
  • Create and run a global change

Activity Codes

  • Review the different types
  • Creating a Project Level Activity Code

Using Steps

  • Updating the settings to use steps
  • Creating steps
  • Updating steps

Managing Baselines

  • Creating a Baseline
  • Assigning a Baseline
  • Updating a Baseline
  • Making another project a baseline


  • Running an existing report
  • Creating a report with the Report Wizard
  • Creating a Timescaled Logic Diagram using Visualizer
  • Creating a Gantt Chart using Visualizer


  • Update a Baseline
  • Create a Report using the report wizard

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