Primavera P6 Professional – Advanced – Course Outline

For Program Managers, Project Managers, Planners/Schedulers
Course Duration: 2 days
PDUs Earned: 13 – PMI Program Number 106

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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 Professional – Fundamentals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Modify projects using advanced functionality
  • Analyze projects using earned value
  • View Primavera data in other applications


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.

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.

Case Study 1 – Analyzing Resource Usage


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.

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