Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16

Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16 Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

This Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals training leads you through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. You'll develop a thorough understanding of how to plan, schedule, and control the project.

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Intended Audience for this Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16 Course

  • » End Users
  • » Business Analysts
  • » Project Manager
  • » Functional Implementer

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Course Prerequisites for Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16

  • » Knowledge of project management principles

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Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16 Course Objectives

  • » Define roles and resources
  • » Assign roles
  • » Assign resources
  • » Analyze resources
  • » Optimize the project plan
  • » Understand data structures
  • » Create a project
  • » Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • » Add activities
  • » View calendars
  • » Create relationships
  • » Schedule the project
  • » Assign constraints
  • » Format schedule data
  • » Execute the project
  • » Create reports

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Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16 Course Outline

      1. Understanding P6 Data
        1. Describing Enterprise and Project-Specific data
        2. Logging In
        3. Opening an Existing Project
        4. Opening and Customizing Layouts
      2. Enterprise Project Structure
        1. Describing Components of EPS
      3. Creating a Project
        1. Create a project
        2. Navigating in the Projects Window
        3. Viewing Project Details
      4. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
        1. Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
        2. Creating the WBS Hierarchy
      5. Adding Activities
        1. Describing an Activity and its Components
        2. Describing Activity Types
        3. Adding Activities
        4. Adding a Notebook Topic
        5. Adding Steps to an Activity
        6. Assigning Activity Codes
      6. Creating Relationships
        1. Viewing a Network Logic Diagram
        2. Relationship Types
        3. Creating Relationships
      7. Scheduling
        1. Performing a Forward and Backward Pass
        2. Describing Float
      8. Assigning Constraints
        1. Applying an Overall Deadline to a Project
        2. Apply a Constraint to an Activity
      9. Using Reflection Projects
        1. Creating a Reflection Project
        2. Merging Changes
      10. Formatting Schedule Data
        1. Grouping Activities
        2. Sorting
        3. Filtering
      11. Roles and Resources
        1. Describing Roles and Resources
        2. Viewing Dictionaries
      12. Assigning Roles
        1. Assigning Roles to an Activity
        2. Assign Rates on Roles
      13. Assigning Resources
        1. Assigning Resources
        2. Adjusting Budgeted Units/Time
      14. Analyzing Resources
        1. Displaying the Resource Usage Profile
      15. Optimizing the Project Plan
        1. Analyzing Schedule Dates
        2. Shortening a Project Schedule
        3. Analyzing Resource Availability
      16. Baselining the Project Plan
        1. Creating a Baseline Plan
        2. Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart
      17. Project Execution and Control
        1. Describing Methods for Updating the Schedule
        2. Using Progress Spotlight
        3. Statusing Activities
        4. Rescheduling the Project
      18. Reporting Performance
        1. Describing Reporting Methods
        2. Running a Schedule Report
        3. Creating a report with the Report Wizard

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Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 16 Course Benefits

  • » Enrolling in this course will help you understand P6 Professional's basic features and functionality so you can apply them to your organization's project management processes. You'll also learn how to manage projects on time and within budget to ensure optimal outcomes from capital and resource investments.
  • » Explore Project Management Fundamentals - All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resources and costs. At the end of each day, you'll apply the concepts and functionality you learned in a case study. The course is divided into three sections: Creating a Project; Scheduling the Project; Project Execution and Control.
  • » Use P6 Professional - 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.

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Arthur G.
- Masters Degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University along with several IT certifications.
- IT Professional for over 30 years and Software Trainer since 1997.
- Engineer and developer for top Wall Street financial firms such as JP Morgan Chase.


Arthur has been an IT professional for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science from NYU, and Masters degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, Arthur was recruited into the private IT sector. Upon starting his IT career path he quickly progressed into leadership roles as an engineer and developer for JP Morgan Chase.

With more than a decade of successful projects behind him, Arthur's love of academia brought him back to training, where he currently specializes in Java certification training and corporate software development. He holds numerous certifications including the Sun Certified Java Programmer, Sun Certified Web Component Developer, and Advanced PHP Programmer. His passion and aptitude for the subject matter is clearly evident both in and out of the classroom and NetCom Learning students rate him 8.6 out of 9.
Finnbarr M.
- Masters Degree in Computer Science from Boston University along with several certifications.
- Over 25 years of experience in the IT field and expert in Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle ecosystems.
- More than 10 years working as a Software Engineer in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.


Finnbarr has both breadth and in-depth knowledge of Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle with 25+ years of experience in operating system internals development, system administration, application development and project management on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. As a Software Engineer, he developed and managed numerous projects in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.

Finnbarr is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as a Moderator at He is also a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning and is well recognized by the students for his knowledge and his great teaching technique.
Ramesh P.
Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security and is pursuing his Doctoral degree in IT from the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is a one of a kind trainer - he has been working in the IT field since 1995 and is an expert in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, VB, ASP, and XML technologies. Ramesh also has extensive experience developing and implementing BizTalk and SharePoint in large corporations, as well as more than 10 years experience working with Oracle and SQL server/Sybase databases. With more than 19 certifications, Ramesh is an IT guru and trainer with worldwide experience, which includes presentations and trainings across US, Asia, and Middle East. He is a full time instructor at NetCom Learning and we couldn't be happier in having him as one of our Subject Matter Experts.
Amanpreet M.

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