Primavera Project Planning

Primavera P6 Project Planning

Duration: 20 hours

DESCRIPTION

Demand for Primavera P6 Professional schedulers is growing in the Engineering and Construction industry. Many contractors are being required to provide schedules and reports in P6 Professional formats. To help meet this demand, ETC offers training that focuses specifically on the needs of engineering and construction professionals looking to learn Primavera P6 Professional.

OBJECTIVES

This training course provides the fundamentals of Primavera P6 Professional as used in engineering and construction. Because P6 is typically used as a stand-alone and often mobile system in this industry, the course bypasses the multiuser, enterprise functionality and cuts directly to what is needed to build and manage a robust construction/engineering schedule.

This course has been developed with the help of construction industry professionals that use P6 in the field. Schedule data and techniques utilized in this class are based upon real projects and real industry method of operation.

Using Primavera P6 Contractor? No problem. The skills obtained in this class will map perfectly to this cut-down version of the P6 Professional software.

PREREQUISITES

Experience with planning projects using Excel.

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COURSE CONTENTS

01 - Introduction & Learning Objectives

  • The Project Management Life-cycle
  • Initiating Process Group
  • Planning Process Group
  • Executing Process Group
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Closing Process Group
  • Migration from Primavera Project Planner P3 to Primavera P6

02 - Getting to know Primavera P6 Professional

  • P6 user interface and navigation
  • Customizing the P6 views and layouts

03 - The Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)

  • Understanding the purpose of the Enterprise Project Structure
  • Modifying the Enterprise Project Structure

04 - Project Creation

  • Creating a new project
  • Understanding the project status options
  • Modifying project settings
  • Creating and using project codes

05 - The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Preparation of a best-practice WBS
  • Creating a WBS in P6
  • Modifying the WBS elements

06 - Adding Activities

  • Activities and their attributes
  • Activity types and their importance in building a schedule
  • Creating new activities
  • Creating and assigning activity codes

07 - Relationships and Constraints

  • Relationship types in P6
  • Creating relationships
  • Understanding the forward and backward pass and Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Applying constraints to activities
  • Adjusting the duration and finish date of your project

08 - Formatting Project Data

  • Modifying the grouping of project data
  • Sorting data in a table
  • Using filters to control the data displayed
  • Modifying the appearance of the Gantt chart
  • Modifying Timescales

09 - Resources & Costs

  • Creating resources
  • Pricing resources
  • Assigning resources to activities
  • Working with the Resource Usage Profile and analyzing resource assignments

10 - Resource Analysis

  • Analysis overview
  • Analyzing resource availability
  • Mitigating resource overloads

11 - P6 Baselines

  • Understanding the principles of Baselining P6 project schedules
  • Creating and assigning baselines
  • Displaying baseline data in the Table and Gantt chart
  • Understanding variance

12 - Progressing the Project

  • Understanding the P6 data date
  • Updating activity progress information, actual dates and costs
  • Using the Progress Spotlight feature
  • Updating the project using the schedule feature
  • Correcting issues in the schedule using Reflections for What-if analysis

13 - Reporting

  • Running reports from a layout
  • Creating and running reports using the reporting wizard
  • Modifying existing reports

14 - Integration

  • Integration between Primavera and Microsoft Excel