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Managing Projects in Primavera P6 Client | Course Outline


Managing Projects in Primavera P6 Client

This course provides hands-on training for the Oracle Primavera client/server-based application, guiding participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Students will create a project, build a work break down structure, add activities, create relationships, assign resources, analyze schedule dates and resource allocation, execute the project plan, and create reports.

Duration: 3 Days

Prerequisites: Knowledge of project management principles

Course Topics

Introduction to Project Management

Understand the project management lifecycle

Create a Project

Describe the Enterprise Project Structure

Understand the Organizational Breakdown Structure

Navigate in the projects window

Modify project information

Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Create multiple levels of the WBS hierarchy

Adding Activities

Understand Activity Types

Describe activity components

Add activities

Assign activity codes

Modify activity information

Create Relationships

View the network logic diagram

Describe relationship types

Create relationships


Describe the forward and backward pass

Understand Total Float

Calculate a schedule

Assigning Constraints

Apply Must Finish By Constraint

Describe activity level Constraints

Apply an activity level constraint

Formatting Schedule Data

Create layouts

Utilize grouping, sorting, and filtering


Understand resource types

Assign resources

Analyze and resolve resource over allocation

Optimize the Project Plan

Analyze schedule dates

Shorten the project plan

Analyze resources and cost

Baseline the Project Plan

Create a baseline plan

Assign the baseline to the project

Display baseline bars in the Gantt chart

Project Execution

Describe methods of applying progress

Utilize the progress spotlight

Understanding the Data Date

Update activity information


Describe available reporting methods

Run a schedule report

Create a report using the report wizard

Create a report using the current layout

Create a graphic report

Format the Gantt chart for printing