Practical PMP with Oracle Primavera P6

Practical PMP with Oracle Primavera P6


Practical PMP with Oracle Primavera P6


Why this Course?

The PMP® certification from PMI® is widely accepted as the global benchmark to recognize proficiency in Project Management and it is the most recognized project management certification for working professionals.

However, the PMBOK5 Guide, on which the PMP certification is based, is completely theoretical. In the real world, it is not only important that you are a certified PMP, but also important that you are able to apply the principles of PMP using real world project management tools such a Oracle Primavera P6.

For example:

  1. From the PMBOK5 Guide, one can understand Earned Value Management (EVM), but how can we obtain EVM Metrics with a Practical Tool?
  2. From the PMBOK5 Guide, one can understand Risk Management – Risk Categorization, SWOT Analysis, P & I Matrix etc. but how to can we take all of them and create a Risk Register with a Practical Tool?

This is where “Practical PMP with Primavera P6”  can help!!!

Primavera P6 Professional R8.x is a highly sophisticated enterprise project management tool to manage large scale, multifaceted projects. It covers the whole spectrum of project management knowledge areas as defined in the PMBOK Guide, such as Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human/Material Resources, Risk, Stakeholder management.

With “Practical PMP – PMBOK with Primavera P6” (or simply “Practical PMP with Primavera P6”), the practical applicability lacuna of PMBOK Guide is aptly covered by Primavera P6.

In this program, we cover the 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, and 47 Processes of PMBOK Guide and with practical implementation of Oracle Primavera P6.


How this course helps?

PMP Perspective:

  • Study PMBOK® Guide's 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, 47 Process Areas and all ITTOs and learn how to Apply them with Primavera P6 R8.x
  • Gain skills needed to pass the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam
  • Learn PMBOK® Guide terms, definitions, and processes
  • Practice styles and types of questions modeled on PMP® Exam
  • Apply International Project Management Standards from PMI (the PMBOK®Guide) to real-world situations

Primavera P6 Perspective:

  • Learn to apply PMBOK® Principles with Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
  • Learn to create a project in EPS, and create a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Learn to create activities, define relationships, analyses Network Diagram, assign various labor, non-labor, material resources and schedule project data
  • Learn analyze critical path, forward/backward pass, resource leveling and baseline the project plan
  • Learn to track the project plan and measure variances
  • Learn to report performances


Who can attend this course?

Indicative roles and people who should attend this training program are:


  • Project Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Program Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Planning Managers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Project Cost Control Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Co-Coordinators
  • Team Leaders
  • Team Members


This course will provide value to all those who are seeking PMP® and Primavera P6 certifications along with Practical knowledge of Oracle Primavera P6 and theoretical applications from the Practice Standard for Project Management published by PMI.

.Products covered

  • PMBOK5 – 10 Knowledge Areas and 47 Process Groups
  • Oracle Primavera P6 Professional R8.3


5 days (40 Hours)

Course Eligibility

  • Project Management Basic knowledge
  • Basic IT knowledge



Course Program

Module – 1: Introduction to PMP Certification Course:

  • PMBOK5:
  • Introduction – Practical PMP with Primavera P6 R8.x
  • Certifications offered from PMI
  • What are PMP and PMBOK Guide
  • Pre-requisites, Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern – PMP
  • PMI Contact Details


  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Primavera P6 Certification from Oracle
  • Pre-requisites, Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern Oracle
  • Contact Details Primavera P6 certification program

Module – 2: Practical PMP – Project Management Framework

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project, Project/Program/Portfolio Management
  • PMO, Role of PM; Assumptions and Constraints
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors, Organizational Process Assets
  • Organizational Structure, Project Vs Product Life Cycle
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Launching Oracle Primavera P6
  • Various Tool Bars – Menu, Project, Standard, Move, Enterprise, Reports etc.
  •  Understanding EPS, Project(s) within EPS
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 3: Practical PMP – Project Management Processes

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Life Cycle Overview
  • Stakeholders and Key Stakeholders
  • Process Groups, Knowledge Areas and Process Areas
  • Life Cycle Mapping with Process Groups
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Applicability of Oracle Primavera P6 in various Process Groups
  •  Applicability of Oracle Primavera P6 in various Knowledge Areas
  •  Usage and Limitations
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 4: Practical PMP – Project Integration Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Role of Project Team and Sponsor
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Process Areas:
    • Develop project charter
    • Develop project management plan
    • Direct and manage project work
    • Monitor and control project work
    • Perform integrated change control
    • Close project or phase
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Understanding XER file and Oracle Primavera P6 template
  • Creating a Project in EPS, Project Code, Manager Assignment
  • Developing a Project Management Plan in Primavera
  • Understanding Monitoring and Controlling in Oracle Primavera P6
  •  Closure and archiving of Oracle Primavera P6
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 5: Practical PMP – Project Scope Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Scope Vs Product Scope
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Scope Management
    • Collect Requirements
    • Define Scope
    • Create WBS
    • Validate Scope
    • Control Scope
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Using Work Packages
  • WBS Creation, WBS Code, WBS Levels
  • Viewing WBS in the Activity Layout
  • WBS Layouts – WBS, WBS Standard View, WBS Budget View
  • Work Breakdown Structure – Graphical View
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 6: Practical PMP – Project Time Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Schedule and Time Management
  • Gantt Charts and Network Diagram
  • Estimation and Schedule Network Analysis Techniques
  • PERT, Critical Path, Schedule Compression
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Schedule Management
    • Define Activities
    • Sequence Activities
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Activity Durations
    • Develop Schedule
    • Control Schedule
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Activity Types, Codes, Duration Types, Milestone Types
  • Activity Relationships/Dependencies, Deadline, Milestones
  • Lead and Lag; Network Diagram and Analysis
  • Checking Critical Path and Critical Path Analysis
  • Schedule Compression – Fast Tracking, Crashing
  • Time, Unit and Duration – Schedule Calculation
  • Developing & Controlling by Baselining and Tracking
  • Progress Spotlight Check
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 7: Practical PMP - Practical PMP – Project Cost Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Cost Estimating Vs Cost Budgeting
  • EVM & Key Terminologies in Cost Management
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Cost Management
    • Estimate Costs
    • Determine Budget
    • Control Costs


  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Setting Currency, Changing Currency Types
  • Various Resources (Labor, Non-Labor, Material),
  • Resource Rates, Resource Assignment, Resource Codes
  • Unit, Time, Duration and Resource – Cost Calculation
  • Earned Value Management
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 8: Practical PMP – Project Quality Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding Quality and Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality and Seven Tools of Quality
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Quality Management
    • Perform Quality Assurance
    • Control Quality
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Quality Related Cycles, Activities
  • Labor, Non-Labor, Material Resources for Quality Tasks
  • Quality Management and Control
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 9: Practical PMP – Project Human Resource Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Project Sponsor
  • Functional Manager Vs Project Manager
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Human Resource Management
    • Acquire Project Team
    • Develop Project Team
    • Manage Project Team
    • Conflict Management
    • Motivation Theory
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Resource ID, Resource Role, Resource Proficiency
  • Labor Resources – in detail
  • Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Various Calendars; Working with Resource, Project and Global Calendars
  • Resource Over-allocation and Levelling
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 10: Practical PMP – Project Communication Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Communication methods, technology and channels
  • Basic communication model and mechanism
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Communication Management
    • Manage Communications
    • Control Communications
  • Oracle Primavera P6 & MS Excel:
  • Oracle Primavera P6 as Project Information Management System
  • Grouping and Sorting, Filtering
  • Gantt Chart Formatting, Timescale Management
  • Various In-Built Reports – WBS, Cost, Schedule, Resource Usage, Issues etc.
  • Creating Custom Report with Report Wizard
  • HTML, Excel, MPP file Export
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions


Module – 11: Practical PMP – Project Risk Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Risk Management, Categorization
  • EMV Analysis, Decision Tree Analysis
  • Risk Reserve and Contingency Reserve
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Risk Management
    • Identify Risk
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Plan Risk Responses
    • Control Risks
  • Oracle Primavera P6 & MS Excel:
  • Risk Categorization, Type, Status, Trigger, Exposure
  • Risk Impact – Probability, Schedule, Cost, Risk Score
  • Risk Type – Threat/Opportunity Analysis, Risk Owner
  • Risks associated with Project Activities
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions


Module – 12: Practical PMP – Project Procurement Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding Contract and different types
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various contracts
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Procurement Management
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Control Procurements
    • Close Procurements
  • Oracle Primavera P6:
  • Changing Task types based on Contract types
  • Impact on Schedule, Cost and Resource
  • Contract closure and Project documentation
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions


Module – 13: Practical PMP – Project Stakeholder Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding various types of stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Various Analytical Techniques for Stakeholder Analysis
  • Various Management and Interpersonal Skills
  • Process Areas:
    • Identify Stakeholders
    • Plan Stakeholder Management
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Oracle Primavera P6 & MS Excel:
  • Stakeholder Register management with Primavera
  • Import/Export with Excel and Stakeholder Register Updates
  • Issue Log – Project Issues, Issue Navigator
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 14: Practical PMP – Professional and Social Responsibilities

  • PMBOK5:
  • Code of Ethics:
    • Responsibility
    • Respect
    • Fairness
    • Honesty
  • Contribute to Knowledge Base
  • Balance stakeholder’s interest
  • Ensure Individual Integrity
  • Enhance Professional Competence

Module – 15: Practical RMP – Tip and Tricks for PMP/Oracle P6 Exams


  • Various Tips and Tricks on PMBOK5
  • Preparing for PMP Exam from PMI

Oracle Primavera P6:

  • Various Tips and Tricks on Primavera P6
  • Preparing for Oracle Primavera P6 Exam from Oracle