On-demand Video Course
Advanced Primavera P6:
Planning Construction Projects
drawings & other contract docs. Master advanced P6 features & tools.
7+ Hours of On-demand Video
4 Homework Assignments + 7 Quizzes
Build a 200-activity Schedule
Perfect for Intermediate P6 Users
Students have been asking me for years for an Advanced course on Primavera P6, and now I'm delivering!
Contractors are tasked with crafting more and more complex schedules. There is nothing intuitive about this - it takes experience, skill and knowledge to understand what goes into a robust schedule.
I've tried to my best to make this course one that reflects today's REAL WORLD scheduling needs. That's why I've got:
from which we can build a real schedule.
Join me and learn what it takes to master Advanced Schedule Building in Primavera P6.
What You Get
Here's what you get access to:
60+ Video Lessons
Professionally recorded videos that teach you to advanced P6 methods step-by-step.
Lock in your learning by completing quizzes for each module.
Download project files and follow along with the videos.
Track your progress, earn awards and badges as you complete your training.
Homework We Review
Practice your new skills by completing assignments, then upload your work to us for review.
24/7 Access On All Devices
Learn at the office, at home or at site. Whenever you have time.
What You Will Learn
Total Course Time: 12h 04m
The Gotham City Watermain Project
Understanding the Contract
A Simulation: Visualizing the Work
Reviewing the Preliminary Baseline Schedule
Reviewing the Schedule Specification
Quiz #1: Understanding the Project
Goals for Creating the Detailed Baseline Schedule
Starting with the WBS
Using Snippets as Templates
Entering Pre-construction Activities
Defining the Shaft and Excavation Work
Planning the TMB Tunnelling
Planning the Pipe Installation
Preparing the Commissioning work Plan
Quiz #2: Building the Project Schedule
Workshop #1: Building the Project Schedule
Michael's Secret Tip for Faster Linking
Linking Pre-Construction Activities
Linking Compound Setup Activites
Shaft Excavation Sequencing
Linking Pipe Installation Activities
Linking the Vaults
Double-Check Your Relationships
Checking for Errors in the Schedule Log
Changing Calendars via Advanced Global Change
Quiz #3: Linking the Schedule
Fixing Errors Up To This Point
Identifying Critical Paths to Each Milestone
P6 Critical Path Settings and Best Practices
Quiz #4: Advanced Critical Path Analysis
Workshop #2: Advanced Critical Path Analysis
The Bid Costing Spreadsheet - A First Look
Setting Up Cost Accounts & Helper Fields
Using WBS Summary Activities for Cost-Loading
Continuing Cost-Loading Part B Activities
Cost-Loading the Tunneling
Cost-Loading Challenge: Are You Batman or Robin?
Correcting Cost-Loading Mistakes
Cost Reporting: Cash Flow & Planned Value
Quiz #5: Cost-Loading The Schedule
Setting Up Resource Crews
Assigning Crews to Activities
Finding & Fixing Crew Over-Allocations
Equipment Loading: Our Approach
Faster Resource-Loading with Resource Codes
Duplicate Resource Assignments in P6
Equipment Loading Homework Challenge
Verify Equipment with an Advanced Layout
Finding Equipment Overallocations
Renumbering Activity IDs
Prepping For Earned Value Management
Quiz #6: Resource Loading The Schedule
Workshop #3: Resource & Cost Loading The Schedule
Print Settings & Printing the Gantt Chart
Layouts for Printing Critical Path
Printing Resource Graphs
Text-based Reports with the P6 Report Wizard
Exporting P6 Report Data to CSV
ScheduleReader: A Must-Have P6 Tool for Advanced Schedulers
GraphicSchedule Creates Linear Diagrams and so much more
Remove Confidential Data from Your XER with ScheduleCleaner
Quiz #7: Building & Printing Reports
Workshop #4: Building & Printing Reports
Advanced Course Wrap-Up
Preparing For Your Certificate
Complimentary Access to the Plan Academy Community
(a $497 value)
Monthly live Q&A sessions where we answer all your burning project controls questions on everything from concepts to software to best practices.
Regular training sessions with Michael or a guest expert to ensure you’re always up to date with the latest strategies & techniques.
Get advice, tips & feedback from an active community of fellow project controls professionals and experts who will keep you on track.
Access to a selection of exclusive member-only downloads, checklists, ebooks and more – plus receive special perks & discounts.
Joining the Plan Academy Community is like having your own personal board
made up of some of the best project controls advisors in the world.
Meet Michael Lepage
Hi, I’m Michael, Chief Learning Officer here at Plan Academy.
I’ve been working in Project Controls & with Primavera P6 software since 2007. I'm a member of the AACE, a speaker. a blogger, a YouTuber and a consultant.
But primarily I'm an educator & course developper who loves to share his knowledge and help engineering & construction professionals like you master Project Controls.
Teaching is a passion of mine and so is technology. When I put them together, Plan Academy was born. I hope you like what you see!
Who is this course for?
WARNING! THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS!
(But we do have a great course for new users of Primavera P6 right here.)
This advanced course is a perfect fit for you if….
Student #1: You already have experience building project schedules in Primavera P6 in the real world, but you want to take your skills to the next level.
Student #2: You work for a contractor and have already completed a Primavera P6 training course, but you want to learn how to build real-world schedules that are cost and resource-loaded.
Student #3: You are a seasoned planner & scheduler but need a refresher on the Advanced features of planning & building schedules with Primavera P6.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING?
This is course is on-demand and "at your own pace". You can complete the training as fast or as slow as you like. It’s completely up to you. However, you will have access to the course for the full term of your package.
HOW FAST CAN I GET MY CERTIFCATE?
If you’ve completed the requirements of the course, we will issue your certificate right away.
However, if you have opted to pay for our training via one of our payment plans, please note that due to our 30-day moneyback guarantee, we are unable to provide you with a course certificate until after 30 days from your signup date. You will still be requirement to complete all payments.
WHAT VERSION OF PRIMAVERA P6 PROFESSIONAL WILL I LEARN?
Our course trains you on the latest version of Oracle Primavera P6 Professional. We monitor Oracle’s releases of Primavera P6 diligently, and update our training periodically to ensure you’re learning the latest version.
If you have an earlier version of Primavera P6, 95% of our training vidoes are still applicable as the core of the software has barely changed over the past 8 years. Our training videos are applicable to the following versions of Primavera P6:
- Primavera P6 Professional version 8.x
- Primavera P6 Professional version 15.x
- Primavera P6 Professional version 16.x
- Primavera P6 Professional version 17.x
- Primavera P6 Professional version 18.x
- Primavera P6 Professional version 19.x
I DON’T OWN THE PRIMAVERA P6 SOFTWARE. CAN I LEARN FROM YOUR COURSE?
Yes. If you don’t already have a copy, a trial copy Primavera P6 Professional is available and we’ll point you to it.
In fact, in the first module of the course, we will show you step-by-step exactly how to download and install the latest version of Oracle Primavera P6 Professional. You’ll be up and running with trial copy in no time – one that you can throughout your training.
NOTE: Oracle Primavera P6 Professional only runs on Windows and does not run on Mac.
ARE THERE PRE-REQUISITES TO THIS COURSE?
You *must* have completed a Primavera P6 introductory course (e.g., Primavera P6 Professional Foundations v19 On-demand).
This course is NOT for beginners. It is geared for students who have 1-2 years of experience using Primavera P6 on real-world projects. We will move fast, so you need to be already versed in Primavera P6 Professional to join us.
If you've never used Primavera P6 before or you have but not for quite a while, please check out our Practical Primavera P6 online course.
ARE THE ONLINE VIDEO LESSONS DOWNLOADABLE SO CAN I VIEW THEM OFFLINE?
Unfortunately, the video lessons must viewed while logged into the Plan Academy website. You will have access to the videos for the duration of your course term.
You can alse view the videos through any device. Our website is mobile-friendly.
HOW DO I WATCH THE VIDEOS?
Upon purchase of a course you’ll get access to our training platform where you can watch video lesson online, download files and complete the homework. You can even login to our website on a tablet or mobile device to watch anytime.
DOES THIS COURSE HAVE HOMEWORK?
You bet it does!
I'm a huge believer in the principle that repetition is the mother of skill.
This course has a number of hands-on workshops that you can complete on your own.
You will then upload your completed workshop to us through the training portal. Our marker will review and comment on your work. You may have to make corrections until you get it right, but it's worth it!
WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE?
To earn a certificate for this course you’re going have to do some work.
- Complete the workshops and submit them to us for marking.
- Complete and pass all of the module Quizzes
When you have successfully completed all workshops & quizzes, we'll be able to issue you a course certificate.
CAN I GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP AND SUPPORT?
YES! As a bonus, you get a free Plan Academy Community membership.
With your Community membership, you can ask questions and get answers, support and feedback from us within our community. There are many other benefits to being a member of the Plan Academy Community. Check them out here.
WHAT IF I AM UNHAPPY WITH THE COURSE?
Oh no! We don’t want that!
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days. We would appreciate notification within the first 30 days of the course.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE TODAY INSTEAD OF WAITING?
It’s time for you to take action.
Simple as that. If you really want to learn Advanced Primavera P6 techniques and be successful then you need somewhere to get answers for all of your questions.
You need support, community, and most of all… accountability! Plan Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.
30 Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee
When you register, you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
“We’re so confident that you’ll find Plan Academy useful that you have 30 days to change your mind. We won’t make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions – if you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.”
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