Primavera P6 Foundation

Course Overview

Duration: 2 Day

Pre-requisites: Delegates should be familiar with Microsoft Windows and using the mouse

Aimed at: First time users of Primavera P6 and those wishing to consolidate their skills.

Objectives: By the end of the course delegates should be able to: Produce effective and realistic fully resourced plans which can be used to manage projects in a real-time environment

This course incorporates elements of Introduction to Project Planning

Course Content:

  • An Introduction To Project Management*
  • Introducing The Project Standards Document*
  • A Quick Tour Of Primavera P6

Planning The Project And Creating The Schedule*

  • Microsoft Project Basics
  • Defining The Project Goals*
  • The Task Entry View
  • How Primavera P6 Keeps Track Of Information
  • Customising Primavera P6 And The Working Time
  • The Benefits Of Top Down And Bottom Up Planning*

Task And Milestone Entry

  • What Are Tasks And Milestones
  • Structuring Tasks And Milestones*
  • Determining And Defining Task Duration’s*
  • The PERT Method*

Task Relationships

  • Understanding Predecessor And Successor Relationships*
  • Lead And Lag Times Between Tasks
  • Entering Task Constraints
  • Defining Project Resource Requirements*
  • Entering And Assigning Resources
  • Resource Costs And Their Effect On The Planning Function*

Evaluating The Schedule And Communicating The Plan*

Tracking Project Dates

  • Understanding Critical Path Analysis And Its Significance*
  • Handling Critical Tasks And The Critical Path
  • Non Critical Tasks And Slack Time
  • How To Make Use Of Float And Its Significance*
  • Reviewing Task Order, Relationships And Constraints
  • Setting The Project Baseline
  • Creating Audit Trails With Primavera P6*
  • Tailoring Reports
  • Review Of Report Standards For Organisations And Their Importance*

Printing And Plotting The Output

  • How To Manage Projects*
  • Project Tracking And Updating The Schedule
  • Report Cycles In Projects*
  • Useful Tips For Collecting Actuals*
  • Collecting The Data, Data Forms
  • Entering Actuals
  • Displaying Actual V Plan V Schedule Data

Project Closure*

Further Training:

Primavera P6 Multi-Project and Advanced workshops.

The above is an outline intended as a guide only, topics may not be covered in this order. Actual course content will be tailored to suit client’s needs.

Items marked with an * are generic project management principles and practices and are not mere functions of Primavera P6.