Advanced Project Management in Primavera P6 Rel. 6.2 (Oracle)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description Provides in-depth project management training in Oracle’s Primavera P6 client-server-based solution, building off skills learned in the basic course, Project Management in Primavera. Topics include earned value analysis, updating baselines, importing and exporting project data, and top-down budgeting.

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Course Content


CREATING A PROJECT WITH PROJECT ARCHITECT

Create a project using Project Architect
Customize the project plan

ASSIGNING CODES

Assign project code values to activities
Assign resource code values to resources
Assign activity code values to activities

USER-DEFINED FIELDS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Establish user-defined fields
Define global change parameters
Run a global change

PORTFOLIOS

Create a portfolio
Add projects to a portfolio
Open projects using portfolios

ADVANCED SCHEDULING

Calculate multiple float paths when scheduling
Explain the difference between the scheduling logic options
Identify a calendar’s effect on lag

MONITOR THRESHOLDS AND ISSUES

Identify the difference between thresholds and issues
Create a threshold and an issue

IMPORTING AND EXPORTING DATA

Describe the process of importing and exporting data
Export projects
Import projects

TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN PRIMAVERA AND MICROSOFT EXCEL

Export activity data to a spreadsheet application
Modify project information in the spreadsheet application
Import project information from the spreadsheet application

UPDATING BASELINES

Specify the activities to update in the baseline
Update activity and resource assignment data

CLAIM DIGGER

Specify how Claim Digger compares project plans
Create a comparison report in Claim Digger

DURATION TYPES

Determine which Duration Type works best in a given situation
Assign a Duration Type to an activity

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 calculate Percent Complete

EARNED VALUE ANALYSIS

Define Earned Value
Define Performance Percent Complete
Review results of different earned value techniques
Realize the benefits of using earned value techniques

ACTIVITY USAGE PROFILE AND SPREADSHEET

Display cost data in the Activity Usage Profile
Display curves in the Activity Usage Profile
Analyze earned value data using curves in the Activity Usage Profile

TOP-DOWN BUDGETING

Establish project budgets
Establish spending plans
Track budget changes
Track and analyze budgets
Establish funding sources

TOP-DOWN ESTIMATING

Describe top-down estimating
Add estimation weights to activities and WBS elements
Perform top-down estimating

RISK DOCUMENTATION

Set up risk types
Create a risk
Calculate a risk’s exposure values
Analyze the impact of a risk

TRACKING LAYOUTS

Identify the four types of tracking layouts
Navigate in a tracking layout
Open a tracking layout
Modify layouts
Create new layouts

AUTO COMPUTE ACTUALS

Describe the business rules for auto compute actuals
Auto compute an activity
Analyze the effect of auto compute actuals on an activity
Auto compute a resource
Auto compute an expense