P811 Planning & Scheduling using Primavera P6, Basic Level

This course is an introduction to Planning and Scheduling tools using Primavera Software, leading Participants through the entire Planning life cycle from planning to execution. Topic includes Level of Planning, Monitoring and Controlling a Project, Resource analysis and calculation. All workshops and instruction stress the three basic elements of project management: Schedule, Resource and Costs.

Learning Outcome

  • Gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling.
  • Cover Scheduling techniques.
  • This course leads you through hands-on workshops that create and track an entire project to completion all workshops and instruction.
  • Use the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resource and costs.
  • Create a project with activities and resources
  • Calculate a schedule
  • Maintaining the Project Documents Library
  • Creating Relationships
  • Scheduling
  • Adding Constraints
  • Formatting Data
  • Defining Resources
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Viewing Schedule Data
  • Compare current Vs target schedules
  • Analyzing Resources and Costs
  • Optimizing the Project Plan
  • Base lining the Project Plan
  • Project Execution and Control
  • Reporting Performance
  • Analyzing Resources and Costs
  • Updating the Schedule

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for Project Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Planning and Scheduling Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and others interested in managing projects successfully or willing to contribute to project success.

What Industries

Government, Real Estate Development, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Industrial, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Water Utility Plants, Education and Training, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Automotive, Media Production, E-Business Enablers, Marketing and Sales, Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Management, Hospitality Management, Shipbuilding and Repair Yards.

Course Outline

  • Purpose of Planning
  • Planning Cycle
  • Levels of Planning
  • Monitoring and Controlling a Project
  • Creating a Project Plan
    • Understanding Planning and Scheduling Software
    • Understanding your Project
    • Understand Contract Document.
    • Study Contract Document
    • Understanding and study the project in more details
    • thinking of project steps/phases
    • Study site Layout
    • Study the available resources (Labor,equipment, material…).
    • Work shop
    • Define Activity, Activity ID, WBS.
    • Select the criteria to breakdown the project (Responsibility, stage, Position, BOQ) design & select the activity ID, Create activity list by using (drawings, BOQ).
    • Original duration and calculation.
    • Workshop
    • Relationship
    • Define Relationship & Types, and how we decide the type.
    • Resources analysis and calculation Calculations & Methods
    • Definition (critical activity, critical bath), Critical path calculation, Equations used to calculate (dates, total float, free float….)
    • Go through the software
    • Navigate the primavera screen
    • How to start primavera.
    • Opening an existing project.
    • Start project inputs
    • Project Structure
    • Creating a Project
    • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Creating Activity Codes
    • Adding Activities
    • Maintaining the Project Documents Library
    • Creating Relationships
    • Scheduling
    • Adding Constraints
    • Formatting Data
    • Defining Resources
    • Assigning Resources and Costs
    • Analyzing Resources and Costs
    • Optimizing the Project Plan
    • Base lining the Project Plan
    • Project Execution and Control
    • Reporting Performance
    • Project Webs
    • Workshop
    • Study site Layout
    • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (template)
    • Create activity list by using (drawings, BOQ, SPECS) (template).
    • Creating Relationships.
    • Calculate original duration.
    • Study the available resources.
    • Resource template.
    • Cost account, cost calculation template.
    • Assign all above data in Primavera software.
    • Update schedule.
    • Reports and layout.