On-demand Video Course

Advanced Primavera P6:
Planning Construction Projects

Learn to build a Resource & Cost loaded schedule from a bid,
drawings & other contract docs. Master advanced P6 features & tools.

  7+ Hours of On-demand Video
  4 Homework Assignments + 7 Quizzes
  Advanced-level Content
  Build a 200-activity Schedule
  Course Certificate
  Perfect for Intermediate P6 Users
  Language: English (with subtitles)
  Instructor: Michael Lepage

4.8(87 ratings)
From $897.00 for 1 Year of Online Access

Download the Advanced P6 Schedule Building Course Outline

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:

  • drawings & schematics,
  • a cost estimate
  • contract & bid documents,
  • preliminary baseline schedule,
  • a schedule specification,
  • and even report templates.

from which we can build a real schedule.

Join me and learn what it takes to master Advanced Schedule Building in Primavera P6.

Primavera P6 advanced course

What You Will Learn

  • Build a robust 200-line schedule based on drawings, a contract, an estimate & bid documents
  • Learn to adhere to a complex schedule specification
  • Learn to Cost-Load a schedule from a fixed bid contract and for Earned Value progressing
  • Resource-load from a bid estimate, using techniques to properly allocate labor hours & resolve overallocations
  • Advanced Critical Path determination techniques for schedules with multiple contract milestones
  • P6 User Defined Fields, Global Changes, the Resource Assignments screen, Float Paths
  • Build graphs & generate real reports you can use on any project
  • and much much more...

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.

Challenging Quizzes

Lock in your learning by completing quizzes for each module.

Project Files

Download project files and follow along with the videos.

Training Platform

Track your progress and earn awards as you complete your training.

Homework We Review

Practice your new skills by completing assignments, then upload your work to us for review.

Support Forums

Ask questions, get advice, tips & feedback from our experts in the support forum.

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Course Duration and Outline

Understanding the Project - 40m 04s

 The Gotham City Watermain Project

4m 18s

Understanding the Contract

6m 55s

A Simulation: Visualizing the Work

2m 12s

Reviewing the Preliminary Baseline Schedule

6m 42s

Reviewing the Schedule Specification

9m 53s

Quiz #1: Understanding the Project

10m 00s

Building the Project Schedule - 2h 25m

Goals for Creating the Detailed Baseline Schedule

4m 56s

Starting with the WBS

5m 06s

3m 19s

Using Snippets as Templates

6m 34s

Entering Pre-construction Activities

4m 05s

7m 57s

Defining the Shaft and Excavation Work

12m 57s

Planning the TBM Tunnelling

12m 16s

Planning the Pipe Installation

7m 55s

6m 22s

Preparing the Commissioning work Plan

4m 11s

Quiz #2: Building the Project Schedule

10m 00s

Workshop #1: Building the Project Schedule

60m 00s

Linking the Schedule - 1h 14m

Michael's Secret Tip for Faster Linking

4m 26s

Linking Pre-Construction Activities

9m 56s

Linking Compound Setup Activites

8m 10s

Shaft Excavation Sequencing

5m 40s

Linking Pipe Installation Activities

4m 02s

Linking the Vaults

4m 55s

Double-Check Your Relationships

2m 02s

Checking for Errors in the Schedule Log

8m 04s

6m 52s

Changing Calendars via Advanced Global Change

10m 19s

Quiz #3: Linking the Schedule

10m 00s

Advanced Critical Path Analysis - 1h 39m

Fixing Errors Up To This Point

6m 06s

9m 48s

Identifying Critical Paths to Each Milestone

8m 42s

P6 Critical Path Settings and Best Practices

5m 15s

Quiz #4: Advanced Critical Path Analysis

10m 00s

Workshop #2: Advanced Critical Path Analysis

60m 00s

Cost-Loading the Schedule - 2h 17m

The Bid Costing Spreadsheet - A First Look

5m 58s

Setting Up Cost Accounts & Helper Fields

4m 53s

Using WBS Summary Activities for Cost-Loading

12m 40s

7m 54s

Continuing Cost-Loading Part B Activities

14m 07s

Cost-Loading the Tunneling

16m 02s

Cost-Loading Challenge: Are You Batman or Robin?

2m 34s

Correcting Cost-Loading Mistakes

5m 10s

Cost Reporting: Cash Flow & Planned Value

6m 07s

Quiz #5: Cost-Loading The Schedule

10m 00s

Resource-Loading the Schedule - 2h 20m

4m 43s

Setting Up Resource Crews

11m 22s

Assigning Crews to Activities

5m 42s

Finding & Fixing Crew Over-Allocations

13m 38s

Equipment Loading: Our Approach

7m 56s

Faster Resource-Loading with Resource Codes

5m 32s

Duplicate Resource Assignments in P6

2m 59s

Equipment Loading Homework Challenge

1m 09s

Verify Equipment with an Advanced Layout

13m 06s

Finding Equipment Overallocations

6m 45s

Renumbering Activity IDs

4m 44s

Prepping For Earned Value Management

6m 49s

Quiz #6: Resource Loading The Schedule

10m 00s

Workshop #3: Resource & Cost Loading The Schedule

60m 00s

Building & Printing Reports - 1h 15m

Print Settings & Printing the Gantt Chart

14m 28s

Layouts for Printing Critical Path

10m 57s

Printing Resource Graphs

6m 42s

Text-based Reports with the P6 Report Wizard

8m 05s

4m 46s

Exporting P6 Report Data to CSV

3m 41s

ScheduleReader: A Must-Have P6 Tool for Advanced Schedulers

6m 14s

GraphicSchedule Creates Linear Diagrams and so much more

5m 16s

Remove Confidential Data from Your XER with ScheduleCleaner

5m 21s

Quiz #7: Building & Printing Reports

10m 00s

Workshop #4: Building & Printing Reports

60m 00s

Conclusion - 3m 56s

Advanced Course Wrap-Up

1m 56s

Preparing For Your Certificate

2m 00s

Who Is This Course For?

(But we do have a great course for new users of Primavera P6 right here.)

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.    

Your Instructor

Michael Lepage - Primavera P6 trainer & course developer
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!

frequently asked questions

How Long Does It Take To Complete The Training?

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.

What Version Of Primavera P6 Will I Learn?

Our course trains you on the latest version of Oracle Primavera P6. 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 videos 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 23.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 22.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 21.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 20.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 19.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 18.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 17.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 16.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 15.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 8.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, training video #1 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 only runs on Windows and does not run on Mac.

Is This Training Right For Me?

This training is aimed at project controls, engineering and construction professionals working in industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, & Energy.

The training will be helpful for anyone from complete beginners to intermediate level students looking to fill their gaps with Primavera P6. It’s also perfect for anyone who has previously used P3, SureTrak, Microsoft Project or Primavera Contractor or anyone looking for a refresher on Oracle Primavera P6 Professional.

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 Primavera P6 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.

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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 first 7 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 7 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 7 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.”

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