Primavera P6 Advanced

Face-to-face duration: 2 days
PDUs: 16

Course Objectives

Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is the most powerful, robust, and easy-to-use solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing and executing projects, programs and portfolios. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member's needs, responsibilities and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size and adapts to various levels of complexities within a project. In addition, it intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions or skill levels in an organization and on a project team. This Advanced course on Primavera P6 provides senior planners and schedulers with a deep insight of Primavera P6. It broadly covers advanced features of resource planning, cost controlling, program comparison, what-if analysis, earned value analysis and performance measurement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relation between the resources, schedule and work.
  • Understand the different ways of updating the resourced schedule.
  • Understand the risk and what-if analysis of the project.
  • Earned value analysis, performance measurement and reporting.
  • Top down budgeting and estimation.


  • Assists experienced planners and schedulers to correctly model the resources.
  • Assists in aligning the resources with the schedule.
  • Provides guidance to develop project controlling and performance measurement parameters.
  • Demonstrates how to develop health check report of the project.
  • Demonstrates how to do resource risk analysis.
  • Assists in doing what-if analysis of the project to iterate different delivery methods.


  • Project codes, resource codes and activities codes.
  • Using user-defined fields for advanced calculations.
  • Global change.
  • Advanced scheduling options.
  • Monitoring thresholds and issues.
  • Importing and exporting data.
  • Claim digger.
  • Duration types.
  • Percent complete types.
  • Resource optimising, resource profiles and other graphs.
  • Top-down budgeting and estimating.
  • Risk analysis.
  • Earned value analysis and performance measurement.
  • Tracking layouts.
  • Reflections project.


Participants should be working in a project management environment and understand how projects are planned and controlled.

This course will build a strong foundation of project planning along with resource management and will enhance their capability to analyze the different aspects of a project and to make informed decisions.

To be eligible for this course, participants need to have a planning background with basic knowledge of Primavera P6 and it is recommended that they must have attended the basic course of Primavera P6 to get the Primavera reference book with workshops to better understand the advance subjects of this course.


This course is targeted at those who are seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in primavera P6 for project resource, budget and cost management:

  • project planner and scheduler
  • project control manager
  • project control engineer
  • project planning manager
  • planning and scheduling engineer


  • Face-to-face delivery of theory.
  • Facilitated discussions.
  • Facilitator demonstrates the functions of the software using different mediums, such as power points slides, live software module by module view on screen.
  • Individual activities.
  • Structured workshops for software

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured to be delivered over two (2) days. It has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

The course provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical application of Primavera P6 for defining project, programs and portfolios, working at professional level for project resource, cost and budget management. Performing top down budgeting and estimation and applying earned value performance measurement techniques.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning techniques:

  • Individual activities
  • Short lecture sessions
  • Using templates
  • Practical and experiential
  • Workshop activities
  • Presentations

Participants will receive a student manual which includes Power Point presentations and instructor will guide to perform the various workshops in the class to practise the discussed topics.

Program Outline

Day One

  • Define project, program and portfolio.
  • Define and assign codes.
  • User-defined fields.
  • Global change.
  • Advanced scheduling.
  • Monitoring issues and thresholds.
  • Importing and exporting data.
  • Claim digger.
  • Duration types.
  • Percent complete types.
  • Activity/resource usage profiles and spreadsheets.

Day Two

  • Top-down budgeting.
  • Top-down estimating.
  • Risks.
  • Earned value analysis & performance measurement.
  • Tracking layouts.
  • Advanced actual.
  • Reflection projects.
  • User and administrative settings.
  • Utilities.
  • Weighting options.
  • Earned value reporting.
  • Resetting baseline and managing scope changes.


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco