Oracle Primavera P6 Training

Catalyst offers a comprehensive learning platform for companies aiming to master Oracle Primavera P6, a complex and robust project management tool. By using Catalyst, organizations can access tailored training modules and hands-on practice exercises designed specifically for various proficiency levels of Primavera P6. 

This educational approach ensures that employees learn both the fundamental knowledge and expertise needed to use P6 efficiently. 

P6 emphasizes real-world applications and provides support from industry experts, aiding in bridging the gap between theoretical understanding and practical execution. By choosing Catalyst for Oracle Primavera P6 Training, companies enhance their project management capabilities and align with industry standards, driving efficiency, accuracy, and overall project success.

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Why Choose Catalyst

Oracle Primavera P6 Training

At Catalyst, we don’t just train; we transform. In the intricate world of project management, proficiency in tools like Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM isn’t just a skill, it’s a competitive advantage. With decades of combined expertise, our seasoned professionals go beyond traditional training methodologies. We offer immersive, tailored experiences that bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application. 

Our commitment extends beyond the training room; we empower your team to navigate the complexities of your industry with confidence, making sure they’re not just software-ready but future-ready. Partner with Catalyst and invest not just in a training program, but in a promise of excellence, efficiency, and elevated performance. Let us catalyze your growth.

Methods of Delivery

Oracle Primavera P6 Training

Catalyst offers three flexible training formats to suit your unique learning needs: Virtual, In-Person, and Private Training. Our Virtual Training delivers the same high-quality instruction as our in-person classes, but from the comfort of your own workspace. For those who prefer a traditional classroom experience, our In-Person Training provides hands-on guidance at designated locations. If your organization requires a customized curriculum or seeks more focused attention, our Private Training sessions can be tailored to meet your specific objectives and can be delivered at your preferred location. Whichever format you choose, you’ll receive world-class education from seasoned professionals to elevate your project management skills.

  • Virtual

    Our live, online training through virtual classrooms allows you to attend Oracle Primavera Cloud sessions in real-time, no matter your location. You can interact directly with our certified instructors and fellow learners via video conferencing. Our advanced online platform ensures an engaging and dynamic learning experience, complete with interactive presentations, shared screens, and live demonstrations.

  • In-Person

    You will attend Oracle Primavera Cloud training sessions physically at our state-of-the-art facilities. We equip our centers with the latest technology and resources to provide an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Our certified instructors will interact with you face-to-face, guide you through practical exercises, and facilitate networking with other professionals attending the training.

  • Private

    When you choose on-site training, our certified trainers come directly to your business location to deliver the Oracle Primavera Cloud sessions. This means you receive our top-tier training without leaving your workplace, benefiting from the convenience and comfort of your own environment. It also allows us to tailor the training experience to your specific business context and the unique challenges your team faces.

Course Contents

At Catalyst, we offer a thorough training program for Oracle Primavera P6 Professional, designed to cover every aspect of this leading project management tool. Our course delves into building projects, defining structures, managing roles and resources, progressing activities, and creating precise reports. 

By emphasizing real-world scenarios, practical applications, and hands-on experience, our seasoned trainers ensure that attendees, regardless of skill level, gain a deep working knowledge of Primavera P6. Our well-rounded approach enables participants to take on complex project management challenges with confidence and skill, making our training a robust investment in your professional development.

Oracle Primavera P6 Training - Fundamentals of P6 Professional

Catalyst’s Oracle P6 Professional Fundamentals Training is a meticulously crafted three-day program designed to equip attendees with the essential skills needed to proficiently use Primavera P6, Oracle’s leading project management software.

  • Day 1 - Building a Project

    The training kicks off with a focus on constructing a project within P6, covering key aspects such as creating WBS, defining activities, linking tasks, and setting up calendars. It's a hands-on approach to forming the backbone of a project, setting the stage for more advanced functionalities.

  • Day 2 - Roles & Resources

    On the second day, attendees delve into the intricacies of roles and resources in P6. They learn how to define, assign, and manage roles and resources, aligning them with project activities to ensure optimal planning and execution. This section underscores the strategic utilization of labor, equipment, and materials within the project framework.

  • Day 3 - Baselining, Progressing & Reporting

    The final day of training focuses on the vital aspects of progressing a project and generating performance reports. Attendees learn how to update and track project status, utilize the reflection feature for what-if analysis, and create custom reports to gauge project performance. This day ties together the learning by emphasizing control, analysis, and informed decision-making for successful project completion.

Lesson 1


The Project Management Lifecycle is a structured process that guides a project through five key phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closure—to systematically manage and complete complex projects within defined constraints such as time, cost, and quality.

Lesson 2

Understanding Data in P6

Working with data in Primavera P6 involves managing and analyzing project-related information, such as tasks, resources, schedules, and budgets, allowing project managers to plan, monitor, and control projects effectively within the software's integrated environment.

Lesson 3

Overview and Navigation in P6

Navigation in Primavera P6 refers to the process of moving through various menus, screens, and functions within the software, enabling users to access and manage different aspects of project planning, execution, and monitoring efficiently.

Lesson 4

Create a Project

Projects are created by utilizing the "Create New Project" function, where essential details such as project name, ID, start date, and other relevant parameters are defined, forming the foundation for subsequent planning, scheduling, and management within the software.

Lesson 5

Creating the Default Layout

In P6, a layout refers to the customized view of project data, such as Gantt charts, tables, or graphs, that can be saved and applied to various projects, enabling users to visualize and analyze information in a manner that suits their specific needs and preferences.

Lesson 6

Create a Demonstration Project

Catalyst uses a small demo project in Primavera P6 to let new users learn the software's interface and functionalities without real-world consequences.

Lesson 7

Working with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Primavera P6 organizes and defines the total scope of the project, breaking it into manageable sections or tasks. By arranging the project into hierarchical levels, WBS allows for clear visibility and control over various components, and helps in accurate planning, scheduling, and tracking, aligning project goals with organizational objectives.

Lesson 8

Creating Activities, Duration and Logic

In Primavera P6, users add activities and link them to define the detailed tasks to accomplish and the sequence in which they must occur. This approach creates a clear and logical flow for the project, allowing for accurate scheduling, tracking progress, identifying dependencies, and ensuring efficient resource allocation for successful project execution.

Lesson 9

Working with Calendars

In Primavera P6, calendars help users define working days, hours, shifts, and exceptions like holidays to create accurate timelines for project activities. Users apply these calendars to activities and resources to determine start and finish dates, considering non-working days, for precise scheduling that aligns with project objectives.

Lesson 10

Working with Constraint

Constraints in Primavera P6 are specific limitations or requirements applied to activities that influence their start or finish dates. They guide the scheduling process by defining rules like "Start No Earlier Than" or "Finish No Later Than," ensuring that activities align with project objectives and external dependencies, such as regulatory requirements or resource availability.

Lesson 11

Coding and Layouts

Coding in Primavera P6 allows users to categorize and filter activities, resources, and projects using customizable code structures, enabling efficient organization and tracking. Layouts in P6 provide a way to customize the visual presentation of project data through tables, graphs, or Gantt charts, allowing users to view information in a manner that best suits their analysis and reporting needs.

Lesson 12

Understanding Roles & Resources

Roles in Primavera P6 represent specific job functions or skill sets, and help in estimating and planning labor needs, while Resources encompass all the labor, equipment, and materials required to complete the project. Users can assign Roles and Resources to activities within P6 to accurately plan, manage, and track project needs, ensuring that the right capabilities and assets are allocated at the right time for successful project execution.

Lesson 13

Assigning Roles & Resources

In Primavera P6, Roles and Resources are assigned to activities to ensure the precise allocation of required job functions, labor, equipment, and materials. Through this assignment, optimal scheduling, budgeting, and efficiency in project execution are facilitated, with the right assets and capabilities being made available at the right time.

Lesson 14

Optimizing a Project

In Primavera P6, project managers optimize schedules by adjusting timelines, dependencies, constraints, and resource allocation, using the software's powerful scheduling algorithms and analytical tools. Through constant monitoring and real-time adjustments, they can balance competing demands, ensure alignment with project objectives, and maintain optimal efficiency, resulting in successful project delivery.

Lesson 15

Baselining a Project

A baseline in Primavera P6 serves as a snapshot of the project plan at a specific point in time, capturing essential details such as schedule, cost, and scope. Project managers use this baseline to compare actual progress with planned progress, enabling them to detect deviations early, make necessary adjustments, and keep the project on track towards its objectives.

Lesson 16

Methods of Applying Progress

Project managers progress a project in Primavera P6 to update the actual status and performance, such as completed activities and incurred costs. This ongoing updating allows for accurate tracking, early detection of issues, real-time decision-making, and alignment with the project goals, leading to effective project control and successful completion.

Lesson 17

Project Execution

Project execution using Primavera P6 enables managers to implement the planned activities with precision by tracking progress, managing resources, and adhering to timelines. Utilizing P6's tools and features in the execution phase ensures that projects stay on course, facilitating real-time adjustments and fostering collaboration, all of which contribute to meeting project objectives efficiently.

Lesson 18

Analyzing an Updated Project

Analyzing a project using Primavera P6 involves leveraging the software's robust tools to assess various aspects of a project such as schedule, budget, resources, and risks. Project managers utilize this analysis to make informed decisions, detect potential issues, and align the project's execution with its goals, ensuring a successful and efficient outcome.

Lesson 19

Importing & Exporting

In Primavera P6, users import projects by accessing the import option and selecting the specific file format and source, allowing for the integration of data from different project management tools or databases. Conversely, users export projects by choosing the desired file format and destination, enabling the sharing of project data with stakeholders or other software platforms as needed.

Lesson 20

Working with Reflections

The reflection feature in Primavera P6 allows users to create a mirrored copy of the current project schedule, enabling them to explore various what-if scenarios or potential changes without affecting the original project plan. By analyzing these reflections, project managers can evaluate different strategies and make informed decisions about changes to the plan, ensuring optimal project outcomes.

Lesson 21

Reporting Performance

In Primavera P6, users generate performance reports by selecting specific criteria, filters, and formats that capture key project metrics like progress, costs, and resource utilization. These customizable reports enable project managers and stakeholders to review and analyze project performance, leading to data-driven decisions and insights that support project success.

Catalyst offers flexibility in the delivery of this comprehensive training. Whether virtually or in-person, the course ensures a rich and interactive learning experience. Private training options are also available, tailored to meet the specific needs and priorities of an individual or organization. Through this well-rounded curriculum, Catalyst’s Oracle P6 Professional Training builds a strong foundation in project management, enabling participants to leverage Primavera P6’s powerful features for efficient and effective project delivery.

Oracle Primavera P6 Training - Advanced P6 Professional

Elevate your project management skills to the next level with Catalyst’s P6 Advanced class. Our course dives deep into advanced features such as resource leveling, Earned Value analysis, multiple float paths, user-defined fields, and handling multiple projects in a single portfolio. Designed for professionals familiar with the basics, this advanced class empowers you to optimize project outcomes through strategic decision-making and advanced data analysis. With Catalyst’s P6 Advanced class, you’ll unlock the full potential of Primavera P6, enabling you to manage projects more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

  • Day 1 - Advanced Resource Management

    In our Advanced Resource Management Oracle Primavera Class, seasoned professionals equip you with the skills to optimize complex resource allocation, streamline scheduling, and enhance forecasting accuracy. Through hands-on exercises and real-world examples, you'll master the nuances of managing labor, equipment, and materials across multiple projects. This in-depth course delves into advanced functionalities, enabling you to handle even the most complex resource management challenges with confidence and efficiency. Elevate your project management capabilities and take control of resource utilization like never before.

  • Day 2 - Advanced Project Management

    Our Advanced Project Management Oracle Primavera Class takes your project management skills to the next level by diving deep into high-level planning, execution, and monitoring capabilities. Led by industry veterans, this intensive course covers advanced scheduling techniques, risk mitigation strategies, and performance analytics. You'll engage in practical exercises that mimic real-world scenarios, equipping you to manage large-scale and complex projects with ease. By the end of this course, you'll have the tools and insights to drive project excellence, ensuring timely completion while maximizing profitability.

Lesson 1


Primavera offers a detailed analysis of resource utilization, enabling real-time tracking of over-allocated or underutilized resources across multiple projects. By utilizing customizable reports and graphical displays, project managers can evaluate resource performance, adjust allocations, and make data-driven decisions for better project outcomes.

Lesson 2

Resource Assignments Window

The Resource Assignments window in Primavera P6 serves as a centralized hub where you can view, modify, and analyze all resources assigned to tasks across various projects. This window displays critical data such as resource names, assigned tasks, start and end dates, and percentage of utilization.

Lesson 3

Manual Resource Allocation

In Primavera P6, you can manually allocate resources by selecting the specific activity and then navigating to the 'Resources' tab. Here, you can add the desired resource or role, set its units or percent allocation, and define its start and end dates.

Lesson 4

Bucket Planning

Bucket Planning in Primavera P6 allows you to allocate and distribute resources or roles unevenly across the duration of a specific task. Instead of applying a uniform spread of resources, you can create "buckets" to define periods with varying levels of resource allocation.

Lesson 5

Leveling Resources

In Primavera P6, resource leveling helps balance the workload by redistributing allocated resources that are over-extended across tasks. You initiate the leveling process by selecting the specific resources and applying leveling parameters like 'Level Only Within Available Float' or 'Preserve Scheduled Finish Dates.'

Lesson 6

Storing Period Performance

The Store Period Performance allows you to capture and save key performance indicators, such as planned and actual dates, costs, and resource allocations, for a specific period.

Lesson 7

Duration Types

Primavera P6 offers four duration types for tasks: Fixed Units, Fixed Duration & Units/Time, Fixed Units & Duration, and Fixed Duration & Units. These types define how the software recalculates task duration, units, or resource assignment when any of these elements undergo changes, giving project managers flexibility in managing task timelines and resource allocations.

Lesson 8

Percent Complete Types

Primavera P6 provides three percent complete types: Duration, Units, and Physical. Each type offers a different method for calculating the progress of an activity, with Duration based on the time elapsed, Units based on the work accomplished, and Physical based on a manual, qualitative assessment.

Lesson 9

Earned Value

Earned Value measures the actual performance and progress of a project by quantifying the value of completed work. By comparing this value to the planned cost and the actual cost, project managers can assess the project's health and make data-driven decisions for future planning.

Lesson 10

Advanced Scheduling

Using multiple float paths in Primavera P6 allows you to identify and track not just the critical path but also secondary paths that could become critical if delayed. This feature enables project managers to manage risks more effectively by paying attention to multiple sequences of activities that have varying degrees of float.

Lesson 11

User Defined Fields & Global Change

User-defined fields in Primavera P6 allow project managers to create custom fields tailored to capture specific data that the standard fields don't accommodate. These custom fields provide added flexibility for categorizing, filtering, and analyzing project data according to unique organizational needs.

Lesson 12

Managing Multiple Projects

Working with multiple projects in Primavera P6 allows you to manage, track, and analyze several projects within a single database or portfolio. This capability offers a consolidated view of resource allocation, costs, and timelines, facilitating better strategic decision-making for project prioritization and alignment.

Catalyst’s Advanced Primavera P6 Professional Training catapults your project management skills into expert territory, focusing on intricate aspects like sophisticated resource leveling, earned value analysis, and advanced scheduling algorithms. Taught by certified instructors with years of industry experience, this comprehensive program equips you with actionable insights to manage even the most complex projects efficiently. 

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Oracle Primavera P6 Training

March 2024
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The Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals course offered by Catalyst Project Management provides a comprehensive exploration of the features and functionalities of this leading project management software. Aimed at project managers, […]

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The Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals course offered by Catalyst Project Management provides a comprehensive exploration of the features and functionalities of this leading project management software. Aimed at project managers, […]

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Virtual Zoom Class, United States

Elevate your project management expertise with our Primavera P6 Professional Advanced course at Catalyst Project Management. This course is designed for experienced P6 users who want to dive deeper into […]