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This course leads participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Topics include adding activities, assigning resources, and creating a baseline. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling.

All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resources, and costs.

At the end of each day, students apply the concepts and functionality they learned in a case study. The course is divided into three sections: Creating a Project; Scheduling the Project; Project Execution and Control.

The course uses P6 Professional, Primavera's Windows-based, client/server application. It is appropriate for those using P6 Professional either as a stand-alone application or as part of P6 EPPM.

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


During this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to create a project
  • How to add activities
  • How to schedule a project
  • How to assign resources
  • How to adjust the project schedule
  • 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 Enterprise and Project-Specific data
  • Logging In
  • Opening an Existing Project
  • Opening and Customizing Layouts


Enterprise Project Structure

  • Describing Components of EPS


Creating a Project

  • Navigating in the Projects Window
  • Viewing Project Details


Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the WBS Hierarchy


Adding Activities

  • Describing an Activity and its Components
  • Describing Activity Types
  • Adding Activities
  • Adding a Notebook Topic
  • Adding Steps to an Activity


Assigning Activity Codes

  • Adding Activities


Creating Relationships

  • Viewing a Network Logic Diagram
  • Relationship Types
  • Adding Activities
  • Creating Relationships


Scheduling a Project

  • Performing a Forward and Backward Pass
  • Describing Float


Assigning Constraints

  • Applying an Overall Deadline to a Project
  • Apply a Constraint to an Activity
Using Reflection Projects
  • Creating a Reflection Project
  • Merging Changes


Formatting Schedule Data

  • Grouping Activities
  • Sorting
  • Filtering


Roles and Resources

  • Describing Roles and Resources
  • Viewing Dictionaries


Assigning Roles

  • Assigning Roles to an Activity
  • Assign Rates on Roles


Analyzing Resources

  • Displaying the Resource Usage Profile


Optimizing the Project Plan

  • Analyzing Schedule Dates
  • Shortening a Project Schedule
  • Analyzing Resource Availability


Baselining the Project Plan

  • Creating a Baseline Plan
  • Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart


Project Execution and Control

  • Describing Methods for Updating the Schedule
  • Using Progress Spotlight
  • Statusing Activities
  • Rescheduling the Project


Reporting Performance

  • Describing Reporting Methods
  • Running a Schedule Report
  • Statusing Activities
  • Creating a report with the Report Wizard

course info

Course ID: SS-1707
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