One-on-One Primavera Software Training
Are you interested in attending Primavera software (P6, Contractor, P3, or SureTrak) training with your own instructor?
Now you can! Global PM offers
the opportunity for students to participate in a customized one-on-one
with one of our experienced instructors at our facility in New Orleans.
When you arrive for training, you will be provided with a PC loaded with Primavera software (You may use your own if preferred).
Your instructor will guide your step-by-step through the process of building, updating, and maintaining
a project schedule. Training includes lecture, live demonstrations, and hands-on
student exercises using Primavera software.
Benefits of this one day
training session include:
Available Training Dates:
- Increased instructor / student interaction!
- Students are able to work at their own pace!
- Bring in your scheduling requirements and ask all the questions you want!
- Training is customizable and you may focus on areas of interest!
- Training includes 30 days of follow up telephone support!
Detailed Course Outline: Printable Format
Lesson 1. – Course Introduction
- Start Date
- End Date
Lesson 2. – Creating a New Project
- Project Management Introduction
- Scheduling Terminology (Critical Path, Float, Lag/Leads, Activity Types, etc.)
- Scheduling Concepts / Understanding CPM
- Overview of the Layout
Lesson 3. - Work Breakdown Structure / Activities
- Creating the Enterprise Project Structure (EPS) (P6)
- Creating a New Schedule
- Project View - Copying Projects, Deleting Projects, etc.
- Customizing Project Information
- Setting Parameters
- Saving / Protecting Project Information
Lesson 4. - Calendars
- Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Defining Activity Types
- Adding Activities
- Using Milestones
- Estimating the Durations of Activities
- Using Activity Steps
Lesson 5. - Activity Sequencing / Logic
- Planning for Workdays / Work hours
- Adding New Calendars
- Assigning Calendars to Tasks
Lesson 6. – Resource Planning and Tracking Project Costs
- What is Critical Path Methodology (CPM)?
- Relationship Types
- What are Predecessors / Successors?
- Assigning / Tracking Logic
Lesson 7. – Organizing Schedule Information
- Organizational Resource Planning
- Building the Resource Dictionary
- Assigning Resources
- Cost Loading the Schedule
- Activity Expenses (Cost Accounts / Expense Categories)
Lesson 8. – Updating the Schedule
- Grouping & Sorting Project Information
- Using Activity Codes to Organize Project Information
- Using Filters / Creating New Filters
Lesson 9. – Layouts and Reports
- Creating the Baseline
- Applying “Actuals” to the Schedule
- Analysis - On Time / On-Budget?
- Monitoring the Schedule & Costs (Including Earned Value)
- Creating Custom Layouts / Reports
- Reporting: Status, Variance, Earned Value, etc.
Lesson 10. – Question & Answer Session / Case Studies
Students may perform “real-life” case studies, which are included in the
materials, for additional practice.
Over the last decade, GPM has found that using an interactive, instructor-led / hands-on workshop where concept reinforcement is stressed is the best means of helping students apply
new skills on the job. Students will gain experience building a new schedule (including creating a WBS, adding activties / milestones, calendars, logic, resources, costs, etc.) updating / monitoring the project schedule, and generating reports.