Primavera P6 Scheduling Training

MicAyla Delivers In-Person, Classroom Training In Primavera P6 Professional Using The Official Oracle Curriculum.

Combining our years of expertise with the latest in market knowledge, our specialized instructors help our clients with their individual and/or group development needs.

  •  Degreed, Experienced Instructors
  •  Over 15+ years of training experience
  •  Training Experience for Major Oil Companies, EPC and Contractors
  •  Course Material Based on Principals of Adult Learning
  •  Curriculum Bespoke to Clients needs

Project Experience (Sample List)

  •  ISOALKY Unit – Chevron | USA | $600M
  •  Wet Gas Scrubber & Tier 3 (TAR) – Marathon | USA | $300M
  •  Whiting Refinery Modernization Project – BP | USA | $10.2B
  •  Dallas / Fort Worth Toll Roads – NTTA | USA | $21B
  •  Cocker Unit Pre-TAR & TAR – Reliance Industries Limited | India | $500M

Primavera P6 Scheduling Fundamentals

For Managers, Project Managers, and Planners/Schedulers
Course Duration: 3 days

This course provides hands-on training for Primavera’s client/server-based solution. Participants will gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling. Scheduling techniques will be covered. This three-day course leads you through hands-on workshops that create and track an entire project to completion. All workshops and instruction use the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resource, and costs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and basic project management skills
Learning Outcomes:
  • Create a project with activities and resources
  • Calculate a schedule
  • Analyze resource/cost data
  • Compare current vs. target schedules

Primavera P6 Advanced Scheduling

For Managers, Project Managers and Planners/Schedulers
Course Duration: 2 days

This two-day course provides in-depth project management training in Primavera’s client/server-based solution. Building off skills learned in the fundamentals course, the P6 Professional – Advanced course covers advanced subjects such as earned value analysis, resource and role analysis, resource assignments, resource leveling, and global changes. Hands-on workshops enable students to apply skills learned throughout the course.

Prerequisites: Primavera P6 Scheduling Fundamentals
Learning Outcomes:
  • Modify projects using advanced functionality
  • Analyze projects using earned value
  • Effectively manage risks and issues
  • View Primavera data in other applications

Primavera P6 Professional – Fundamentals Course Outline

Day One:

  • Introduction
  • Navigating
  • Project Structure
  • Creating a Project
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating Activity Codes
  • Adding Activities

Day Two:

  • Maintaining the Project Documents Library
  • Creating Relationships
  • Scheduling
  • Adding Constraints
  • Formatting Data
  • Defining Resources
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Analyzing Resources and Costs

Day Three:

  • Optimizing the Project Plan
  • Base lining the Project Plan
  • Project Execution and Control
  • Reporting Performance
  • Project Web Site

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Add a Project to the Project Structure
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Add Reference Documents
  • Add Activities
  • Add Steps and Codes to Activities
  • Create Relationships
  • Schedule a Project
  • Add Constraints
  • Organize Activities
  • Assign Resources and Costs
  • Analyze Resource/Cost Usage
  • Optimize the Schedule
  • Status the Project
  • Analyze the Updated Project


  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Adding Activities
  • Creating Relationships
  • Scheduling
  • Viewing Schedule Data
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Analyzing Resources and Costs
  • Updating the Schedule

Primavera P6 Professional – Advanced Course Outline

Day 1 – Advanced Resource Management

Lesson 1 – Resource and Role Analysis

  • Analyze resource usage using the Resource Usage Profile.
  • Analyze resource usage using the Resource Usage Spreadsheet.
  • Compare staffed vs. unstaffed role allocation.

Lesson 2 – Resource Assignments Window

  • Identify sections in the Resource Assignments window.
  • Use the Resource Assignments window to view and edit resource allocation.
  • Select data to display in the Resource Usage Spreadsheet.

Lesson 3 – Manual Resource Allocation

  • Assign resource lag and duration to resource assignments.
  • View and assign resource curves to manually spread allocation

Lesson 4 – Bucket Planning

  • Explain the difference between bucket planning and linear distribution.
  • Edit period buckets for a resource assignment.
  • Track manual curves in the project.

Case Study 1 – Analyzing Resource Usage

Lesson 5 – Leveling Resources

  • Set resource leveling options.
  • Level a project to resolve resource conflicts.
  • Level based on activity and project priorities.

Lesson 6 – Storing Period Performance

  • Display financial periods as columns.
  • Store past period performance

Day 2: Advanced Project Management

Case Study 1 – Analyzing Resource Usage (continued)

Lesson 7 – Duration Types

  • Store past period performance.
  • Determine which Duration Type works best in a given situation.
  • Assign a Duration Type to an activity.

Lesson 8 – Calculating Percent Complete

  • Describe the three Percent Complete Types.
  • Determine which Percent Complete Type to use based on how your organization reports progress.
  • Explain how activity percentages are calculated based on the Percent Complete Type chosen.
  • Use weighted steps to calculated Percent Complete.

Lesson 9 – Earned Value

  • Define earned value.
  • Define Performance Percent Complete.
  • Review the results of different earned value techniques.
  • Recognize the benefits of using earned value analysis.

Lesson 10 – Advanced Scheduling

  • Calculate multiple float paths when scheduling.
  • Explain the difference between scheduling logic options.
  • Describe a calendar’s effect on lag.

Lesson 11 – User-Defined Fields and Global Change

  • Create a user-defined field.
  • Run a global change.

Lesson 12 – Managing Multiple Projects

  • Filter and apply progress to multiple projects.
  • Set the default project for multiple projects.
  • Explain how project elements are handled in multi-project mode.