P6 102 - INTRODUCTION TO P6 PROFESSIONAL

Data in P6
What it takes to get started.  From opening Primavera through creation of your first project.  We walk through the P6 Professional interface, create a new project, discuss the fields and set a start date.  
Overview & Navigation
We discuss how to move around in Primavera with topics including Windows & Menus, Tabs & Toolbars, Opening / closing a project and understanding the difference between the tables and the Gantt Chart. 
Create a WBS
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) gives structure to project activities.  
Adding Activities
A discussion on the different activity types that are available in P6.  
CREATING RELATIONSHIPS
In Primavera, tasks are linked to each other via logical ties.  Catalyst will show the different relationship types while building our schedule and have discussions on why we use logic in given situations.  
ASSIGNING CALENDARS
Calendars determine the working time versus non-working time in a schedule.  Catalyst will discuss the three different types of calendars and show the effect on tasks when switching between calendars.  
WORKING WITH CONSTRAINT
Your start date may be known but what are we doing to make sure the project finishes on time?  Catalyst will teach you how to lock your finish date in place along with using more advanced constraint types such as As Late As Possible.  
CREATING LAYOUTS
Once a schedule is built, we may no longer want to see the tasks by just the WBS.  Maybe we want to see the schedule by who is responsible for each task or maybe we want to see what tasks are upcoming in the next 5 weeks.  
WORKING WITH RESOURCES
While we have our tasks ins place and our CPM schedule built, we need to establish who is going to do the work and how much it will cost.  In this section, Catalyst shows the student how to build roles and resources and then assign them to tasks.
WORKING WITH BASELINES
With Tasks, Logic and Resources, our schedule is now built.  However, we have contract with our owner.  Baselining a project establishes that contract and gives us a method of comparing our forecast against our contract.

While we have our tasks in place and our Critical Path Methodology Schedule built, we need to establish who is going to do the work and how much it will cost.  In this section, Catalyst shows the student how to build roles and resources and then assign them to tasks. 

WORKING WITH BASELINES
With Tasks, Logic and Resources, our schedule is now built.  However, we have contract with our owner.  Baselining a project establishes that contract and gives us a method of comparing our forecast against our contract. 

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