Primavera P6 Professional R8.3 Fundamentals

Course Overview

Program: Using Primavera P6 Professional (Windows client software)

This course covers all the fundamentals of using Primavera P6 Professional Release 8.2; Primavera’s cornerstone Windows client application for power users and professional schedulers.  Through a series of lectures, interactive sessions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain the knowledge and experience they need to use P6 Professional as an effective project management tool.

Duration: 2 Days

Course Dates

Course Contents



  • Primavera P6 overview
  • An introduction to Primavera P6
  • Understanding the benefits of true Enterprise Project Management systems
  • Logging In
  • Understanding the Views and Layouts
  • Customizing Layouts
  • Lesson summary

Enterprise Project Structure

  • Enterprise Project Structure (EPS) overview
  • Understanding the Enterprise Project Structure
  • Modifying the EPS
  • Lesson summary

Project Creation

  • Project creation overview
  • Preparing for a new project
  • Creating a new project
  • Lesson summary

The Work Breakdown Structure

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) overview
  • Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Modifying the WBS
  • Lesson summary

Adding Activities

  • Activities overview
  • Describing an Activity and its attributes
  • Working with Activity Types
  • Adding Activities
  • Understanding Duration Types
  • Importing Activities
  • Assigning Activity Codes
  • Adding Activity Steps

Relationships and Constraints

  • Relationships overview
  • Relationship Types
  • Creating Relationships
  • Performing a Forward and Backward Pass
  • Apply a Constraint to an Activity
  • Critical Path Method
  • Modifying the Project Duration

Formatting Project Data

  • Formatting overview
  • Grouping
  • Sorting
  • Filtering

Roles and Resources

  • Resources and Roles overview
  • Describing Roles and Resources
  • Assigning Roles to an Activity
  • Assign Rates on Roles
  • Assigning Resources
  • Displaying the Resource Usage Profile
  • Analyzing Resource Assignments

Analysis, Risks and Issues

  • Analysis overview
  • Adjusting the Project Schedule
  • Analyzing Resource Availability
  • Entering Risks
  • Entering Issues
  • Using Thresholds to monitor Issues


  • Baselines overview
  • Creating a Baseline Plan
  • Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart
  • Setting up a Baseline view

Project Execution

  • Project execution overview
  • Status update methods
  • Progressing activity status
  • Progressing activity using Steps
  • Rescheduling the Project
  • Summarizing Projects
  • Working with Reflections
  • Monitoring Issues and Thresholds


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

Learn More

To learn more about this class, please contact PPMG Institute at (919) 561-0548 or email us at