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Participants will create a project, add activities and relationships, assign resources, adjust the project plan to account for schedule delays and overallocated resources, and analyze portfolios. Participants also will learn how to customize the Personal Workspace and the Project Workspace to monitor project progress and communicate with team members.

The course uses P6, Primavera Web-based project management tool. Oracle BI and BPM are not covered in this course.

This course is offered in partnership with SAR Systems, an Oracle Univeristy-accredited training provider.


During this workshop, you will learn:

  1. How to create a project
  2. How to add activities
  3. How to assign resources
  4. How to analyze Project Performance
  5. How to customize dashboards and the Project Workspace
  6. How to execute and control the project



This course is best suited to project managers, project planners and schedulers, business analysts, end users and functional implementers.


Participants should have completed a project management fundamentals course such as our Project Management Essentials, or equivalent.


Understanding P6 Data

  • Describing the Enterprise Project Structure
  • Describing the Organizational Breakdown Structure


Creating a Project

  • Viewing the EPS page
  • Modifying Project Information


Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Creating Multiple Levels


Adding Activities

  • Describing Activity Types
  • Viewing Activity Information
  • Editing Activity Details
  • Assigning Codes


Using Activity Views

  • Customizing a View
  • Filtering Data
  • Grouping and Sorting Data


Creating Relationships

  • Viewing Relationship Types
  • Creating Relationships in the Gantt Chart


Scheduling a Project

  • Defining Key Terms
  • Defining Total Float
  • Describing Loops and Open Ends
  • Calculating a Schedule


Assigning Constraints

  • Applying a Must Finish By Date
  • Constraining an Activity

Optimizing The Project Schedule


  • Analyzing Schedule Dates
  • Shortening a Project Schedule


Viewing The Project Workspace

  • Adding and Removing Portlets
  • Customizing the Project Workspace



  • Defining Work Types
  • Editing a Project Calendar
  • Assigning a Calendar to an Activity


Baselining the Project Plan

  • Selecting a Baseline
  • Adding a Baseline


Executing the Project Plan

  • Describing Methods of Applying Progress
  • Using Progress Spotlight
  • Defining the Data Date
  • Applying Progress to Activities


Analyzing the Updated Project

  • Comparing Dates
  • Viewing Schedule Performance
  • Addressing Variances


Viewing Dashboards

  • Customizing Dashboards
  • Adding and Removing Dashboards
  • Viewing Portfolio Data

course info

Course ID: SS-1101
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 3 days

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 21 0 0
PgMP 21 0 0
PfMP 21 0 0
PMI-ACP 0 0 0
PMI-SP 21 0 0
PMI-RMP 0 0 0
PMI-PBA 0 0 0

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 21CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 3 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 21 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 21 Learning Credits