Unlocking Project Potential with Primavera P6: Initiation & Overcoming Challenges

Primavera P6 is your key to effective project and portfolio prioritization and planning. With its comprehensive governance platform, you gain the ability to schedule, manage, and coordinate all tasks, including resource allocation.

Primavera’s flexibility during installation allows you to tailor it to your specific industry, optimizing analysis reports and solution performance to meet your project needs.



3 days – 21 hours

Place of training

Massy (Paris)
Possibility of remote training

Objectives of the Primavera P6 training:

  • Mastering the software
  • Improve on advanced software features according to your needs.
  • Deploy the software as a project management solution.
  • Migrate your project data to Primavera P6.
  • Assist your teams on one of your projects.


MESLI Consulting is a Gold Partner for Oracle solutions including Primavera P6, Oracle Primavera Cloud, Primavera Risk Analysis, Unifier and Aconex.


Contact us for our next Primavera P6 training dates!


Day 1: Introduction, structuring and creation of projects in Primavera P6

General introduction

  • The Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Architecture of the Primavera solution
  • Introduction to Primavera P6

Project structure in Primavera P6

  • Configuring EPS (Enterprise Project Structure)
  • Adding a project to the EPS
  • Using and Defining the Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Define the language in which the data is displayed

Create a project

  • Create a project
  • Changing parameters and settings for projects
  • Detailed information about the projects

Project Structure (WBS)

  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for your project
  • Setting up the hierarchical levels of the WBS


  • Set up and configure calendars
  • The different types of calendars: project, resources, and global
  • Assign several calendars to projects

Inserting Tasks

  • Create tasks
  • Details of the tasks
  • Creating links between tasks
  • Dissolve a task
  • Copy and Paste tasks
  • Definition and configuration of critical tasks
  • Assigning calendars to tasks
  • Set up and modify task identifiers

Definition of the Network

  • Definition of logical networks
  • Configuration of critical tasks
  • Definition of task constraints
  • Display total float and free float in the planning


  • Define and create project codes, resource codes, and task codes
  • Assigning a code to a task
  • Assigning a code to several tasks
  • Create task codes at the EPS level

Group & Sort – Filters – Layouts

  • Group and sort your data
  • Primavera filters by default
  • Filter task
  • Configuration of presentations and layouts
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to optimize data entry

Day 2: Resources and skills, cost allocation with Primavera P6

Skills and Resources

  • Definition of project resources and skills
  • Resource details
  • Allocation of resources and skills
  • Define resource curves
  • Set up the histogram of stacked resources

Assigning Costs to Tasks

  • Assign expenses to WBS tasks and levels
  • Breakdown of the project budget

Planning optimization

  • Analysis of the critical paths of the project
  • Analysis of resources and histograms by batch
  • Resource leveling
  • Resource allocation

User Preferences

  • Planning time units
  • Setting dates and units
  • Select and display the currency
  • Specify a currency format
  • Change Password

Project Documentation

  • Assigning Documents to Project Tasks

Day 3: Controlling a project with Primavera P6

Assigning a baseline

  • Create a reference schedule (Baseline)
  • View the reference bars in the schedule

Project Execution and Control

  • Procedure for progress
  • Automatic update of the schedule
  • Plan your project with Primavera P6
  • Analyze the gaps with Primavera P6
  • Report creation wizards
  • Open multiple schedules simultaneously.
  • View resources with real progress

Thresholds – Alerts

  • Define project thresholds
  • Configure alerts


  • Identify risks related to planning
  • Consolidate the risk table

Layout and Printing

  • Edit and print reports
  • Print the resource histogram

Import and Export Data

  • Export your schedule to Excel and MS Project
  • Export your schedule in XML and XER formats.
  • Import your schedule into the primavera P6 database


Duration : 3 days – 21 hours

Dates : contact us

Price : Please contact us for a quote request

Place of training:

  • Massy near to Paris
  • Possibility of remote learning

Page updated 01/01/2023

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