Oracle Primavera P6


Oracle Primavera P6

Certification Body:           Oracle, USA

Training Hours:                30 Hours


Oracle’s Primavera solutions for architecture, engineering, and construction firms enable them to successfully plan, manage, control, and deliver projects. Taking our Primavera P6 training offers students access to the benefits of using Primavera, including improved client service without sacrificing project profitability. To avoid surprises, maintain accountability, and meet your bottom line, you need a complete solution to manage all your projects, regardless of their size—one that is available to all project contributors across your entire organization, whenever and wherever they need it. Time, resources, and activities are the most important things in a project, and they can be interrelated here. You need the Primavera project portfolio management solution.

Target Audience                

The course is intended for anybody who needs to use basic and advanced features of Primavera for project management. This could be Engineers, Planning Managers, Document Controller, project managers, business analysts, or any other type of end user.


There is no pre-requisite.

Course Content                 

Section 1: Introduction

  • Introduction about Portfolio, Program and Projects
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Introduction to Primavera
  • History of Planning
  • Skills required for Planning
  • Project Phases & Life Cycle

Section 2: Primavera P6 Architecture

  • Primavera P6 PPM vs EPPM vs Cloud
  • Primavera Architecture in detail
  • Database options in P6

Section 3: Portfolio Program & Project Structure Creation

  • Setting up Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)
  • Setting up Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • User Administration
  • User control & Limited Access Provisions
  • Setting User Preferences
  • Creating a Project
  • Defining Project Status
  • Setting up Project Dates
  • Setting up Project Codes
  • Project Parameters

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating Portfolio, Program and Project assigning responsible managers
  • Understanding the project information and details in depth
  • Primary settings to be done in P6 tool in User Preference and
  • Admin Preferences

Section 4: Project Code and Calendars

  • Project Codes
  • Calendar
  • Global Calendar
  • Project Calendar
  • Resource Calendar

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating Project Codes and performing it grouping option
  • Creating all three types of Calendars – Work Week, Exception and Holiday setup

Section 5: Project Time Management

  • Creating Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Defining Work Package & Creating Project Activities
  • Activity Codes
  • Activity Types
  • Duration Types
  • Percentage Completion Types
  • Activity Resource units loading
  • Applying activities relationships (Logical connection)
  • Relationship Types
  • Creating Activity Steps
  • Feeding Activity information to Execution Team
  • Activity Summary
  • Notebooks

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating WBS, Work Package and activities – Understanding activity details
  • Practicing on creating all types of activities
  • Establishing relationship between activities – Four types
  • Understanding duration types in activities and activity steps

Section 6: Scheduling and Constraints

  • Scheduling Types
  • Retained Logic
  • Progress Override
  • Actual Dates
  • Scheduling Option
  • Scheduling Logs
  • Applying Constraint
  • Types of Constraints

Hands-on Practical:

  • Exercise for all scheduling types during out of sequence
  • Applying different constraints in activities and understanding its behavior

Section 7: Project Resource management

  • Types of Resources
  • Units of Measures
  • Creating Resource
  • Default & Maximum units per time
  • Resource Price revisions
  • Resource Shift Creation
  • Assigning the resource to activities
  • Resource Codes
  • Creating Roles
  • Assigning roles to resources
  • Assigning roles to activities
  • Resource Loading
  • Resource Curves
  • Bucket Loading
  • Project Resources Leveling and it types

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating all three types of resources – Setting up appropriate units and maximum units
  • Assigning roles to user
  • Mapping or loading resources to project activities
  • Applying resource curves based on working pattern expected
  • Apply all types of resource levelling to avoid over allocation

Section 8: Project Cost Management

  • Project Funding Sources
  • Activity Costing
  • Expenses
  • Estimating Budgeted and Actual cost for Activities
  • Establishing budgets for Work Packages
  • Estimating Project Budgets
  • Preparing Project Cash Flow
  • Cost Comparison Analysis
  • Cost Monitoring & Revisions
  • Project Budget revisions

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating Funding source and Cost accounts
  • Working with Budget log, spending plan and summary
  • Comparison of budgeted cost and actual cost of all activities during execution
  • Monitoring and revising cost after the comparison

Section 9: Project Risk Management

  • Identifying Project Risk
  • Categorizing Risk
  • Risk Status
  • Analyzing Pre-Risk Impact
  • Setting Risk control plan
  • Post Risk Impact Analysis
  • Finding Risk Cost
  • Cause and Effect Analysis

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating Risk – Categorize it, Updating Pre-risk, Control plan and Post Risk Impact
  • Mapping the risk to corresponding expected WBS or Activities

Section 10: Project Monitoring & Control

  • Setting up & Assigning Baselines
  • Apply Actuals
  • Progress Update
  • Look Ahead Schedule
  • Delay Impact Analysis
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • S-Curve Analysis
  • Usage of Project Thresholds
  • Project Issue Register
  • Working in Project Issues
  • Project Tracking

Hands-on Practical:

  • Baseline Creation &Assigning Baseline to the project – Comparison of baseline vs Actual
  • Updating Project Progress – Manual, Update Progress and Apply Actuals
  • Monitoring using Earned Value Graph and Tables – Percentage completion
  • Setting Threshold through different parameter and triggering issues automatically
  • Exercise for all four tracking layout views available in P6

Section 10: Schedule Comparison

  • Importance of Schedule Comparison
  • Visualizer Tool
  • Comparing different version of projects
  • Comparing different version of baselines
  • Comparison general and advanced options in P6

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating new comparison
  • Creating new comparison report version using existing version and opening the existing application version
  • Analyzing the comparison report

Section 11: Reflections

  • Copying Project and Reflections
  • Difference between Project Copying and reflection
  • Merging the changes to Source Project

Hands-on Practical:

  • Create reflection of existing project and make changes in the copy
  • Merging the changed version to the source

Section 12: Reporting

  • Default Reports
  • Global Reports
  • Project reports
  • Creating Report groups
  • Creating Reports using Report Editor
  • Creating Reports using Report Wizard
  • Template Reporting
  • Modifying existing reports
  • Batch Reports – Creating and Running Batch Reports
  • Procurement Report
  • Project Progress Report
  • Schedule Comparison Report
  • Weekly Report
  • Project Cost Report
  • Project Closing Report
  • Client Report

Hands-on Practical:

  • Creating reports using both Report editor and Wizard
  • Utilizing the default reports
  • Customizing any type of report
  • Creating and executing batch reports
  • Generating reports in different file formats

Section 13: Other Important Features

  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • Project Work Products & Documents
  • Creating Layouts and Maintaining layouts
  • User Defined Fields
  • Global Change
  • Store Period Performances
  • Recalculate Assignment Cost
  • Import & export the project data

Hands-on Practical

  • Global change usage in Calendar, Activity codes and Status indicators.
  • Creating and saving Layouts for Cost, Baseline, Earned Value etc.
  • Import and Export for single and multiple projects

Section 14: Projects

  • Commercial Building Planning loaded with 50+ Activities
  • Residential Building - Villa Type
  • Residential Building - Apartment Type
  • Bridge Construction
  • Power Plant Construction
  • Maintenance of Oil & Gas Plant

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