Introduction to Primavera P6


This 1 day course provides the delegates with an introduction to Primavera P6 . Delegates will discover the basic functionality of the software. Classes are facilitated by an experienced Project Control Professional who has a wealth of practical experience in operating the software.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the WBS operates in Primavera P6

  • Become familiar with the Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)

  • Understand how to create a new project

  • Be familiar with the fundamental capabilities of Primavera P6

  • Have the ability to create basic schedule in Primavera P6


  • Familiarisation with Primavera P6

  • Opening a P6 Project

  • Understanding the Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)

  • Creating a New Project

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Overview

  • Adding a WBS in P6

  • Introduction to Activity Layouts

  • Importing PCF layout into P6

  • Set up basic Activity Layout

  • Adding Activities

  • The 4 types of Activity Relationships

  • Adding Relationship Lines

  • Importing XER files

  • Exporting XER files

  • Baseline a Project

  • Progress Update

  • Activity Codes

  • Critical Path

  • Total Float & Deadlines

  • Must Finish by Dates

  • Understanding Calendars

  • Creating Calendars

  • Assigning Calendars

  • Fill Down

  • Understanding Constraints

  • Applying Activity Constraints

  • Organise Activities & re-numbering Activity ID's

Additional Information:

The course is suitable for between 2 and 10 people and the following will be provided:

  • Lunch and refreshments throughout both days

  • Printed Course materials