Background Primavera P6 is a software which effectively helps organise and manage large-scale projects. It is a comprehensive software tool created by Oracle and favoured by many project managers and planning
Primavera P6 is a software which effectively helps organise and manage large-scale projects. It is a comprehensive software tool created by Oracle and favoured by many project managers and planning engineers within numerous industries, such as construction, engineering and IT. Primavera P6 is the newest version of the software and widely used. It is understood globally to be a fundamental software that makes managing projects from beginning to completion easier, with the ability to track progress throughout the lifecycle of a project. This CPD lesson provided by the Association of Planning Engineers will run through the effective operation of the Primavera software, how to get the most out of it and how to use it to successfully track the progress of your team and their individual projects.
The Primavera P6 software allows users to create a detailed plan and schedule regarding a project. Additionally, it allows you to include detailed strategies during each stage of the project, starting with initiation, planning, execution, control and ending with the closing of a project. All of these stages contain different planning elements, and Primavera will offer analytical tools, visual customisation for ease of viewing, risk assessment fields and frequent progress reports delivered directly to your teams mailbox. The uses Primavera are truly one of a kind. While it can be tricky to understand at first, the benefits of implementing this software into your project management techniques are endless. Many professionals highly-regard Primavera as one of the most practical and functional tools a planner can have. Knowledge of Primavera alone is an excellent addition to any technical planner’s CV and portfolio of knowledge.
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Throughout this CPD lesson, you’ll complete a guaranteed set of learning objectives. These learning outcomes include the following:
- Learn how to create a project and add collaborating project managers, schedule costs and allocate resources appropriately.
- Manage workflow approval and roles of individuals across all project platforms to view progress in real-time.
- Add ‘activities’ within the project, add relationships between certain activities and assign activities to certain individuals. You’ll learn how to add these activities to your project Gantt chart, adjust time schedules accordingly and view project estimations.
- Visualise and create data presentations regarding project progress. Create histograms, pie charts and other data presentations to see where resources are overallocated or falling short.
- Contact relevant project managers through the software by viewing their progress. Use analytical tools to view and create progress reports, look at hours spent on each activity and export this data to an Excel sheet.
- View each collaborator’s daily progress in personalised visual displays and easily share with team members.
- Create completion reports, view a project’s earned value, avoidable losses and schedule daily or weekly update reports for all collaborators.
- How to archive projects for future reference and project evaluation, lessons learned and analysing future risks.
This CPD lesson will also be delivered online in real-time, meaning you can achieve an interactive experience just as you would in a designated learning environment. You can ask questions and discuss examples within the session and it will all count towards your annual CPD hours. We look forward to having you join us for this informative and useful CPD session.
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