Introduction to Planning and Scheduling in Primavera P6 (2 Day Course Sydney)

Course Overview

This two-day training course will provide participants with a strong understanding of planning and scheduling principles, methods and techniques using the specialised planning software package Oracle Primavera P6.

The course will examine Project Management definitions and characteristics, development of baseline performance management plans, project status updates and earned value techniques.

Throughout the two-day period participants will gain an understanding of how Primavera P6 has been designed to address the requirements of planning and scheduling.

This course is designed to be a useful precursor to completing a more in-depth scheduling course such as Project Planning and Control using Primavera P6.


Day 1

  • Introduction and Overview of Planning
  • Understanding Project Definitions and Characteristics
  • Initiating a Project
  • Analyse the Project Scope and create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing and Critical Path Calculations

Day 2

  • Resource Planning and Analysis
  • Develop Time-Phased Budget
  • Cost Breakdown Structure, Cost Loaded Schedule & S-Curve
  • Finalising the Plan, Baselines, Monitoring and Control
  • Capture Progress Data
  • Project Execution and Controlling
  • Manage the Projects Costs
  • Analyse Project Performance Data
  • Project professionals who want a better understanding of project scheduling.
  • Individuals with little or no planning or scheduling experience who are looking to begin or further their career in the project management sector.
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Understanding of how projects are managed
  • The ability to use a computers with a good understanding of the operating system and Microsoft Office products