How to start learning Oracle Primavera P6 and get Primavera Certified Specialist Certificate

There’re lots of queries about How to start learning Primavera P6 and How to get Primavera P6 Certified Specialist certificate.

I will explain it in this article.

Step 1:

Before learning P6, you should have a basic knowledge of Project management or scheduling. You can get it from reading material for PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate from PMI (You can google for this kind of material).

Step 2:

There are 2 version of Primavera P6.

If your company is using Primavera P6 Professional, join 2 following courses:

This is the basic course, latest version 17. It’s 3 full days. This is the course outline.

This is the advanced course, latest version 17. It’s 2 full days. This is the course outline.

If your company is using Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, join 2 following courses: Continue reading “How to start learning Oracle Primavera P6 and get Primavera Certified Specialist Certificate”

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How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek calendar but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6

After 3 months of hard working, we finish a schedule with 5 Day Workweek calendar like picture:

Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6-1

Then the Construction team said that “06-Mar-18 is the right Project finish date, but we’re talking about 7 Day Workweek, not 5 Day Workweek. Sorry pal, it must be a misunderstanding.”

What the he**?

Changing Activity calendar will change everything.

Normally, if we change calendar to 7 Day Workweek, all activity finish date will change like below picture:

Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6-2

Now Project finish date is 25-Jan-18.

I will show you How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged. Continue reading “How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek calendar but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6”

Renumber / Change Activity ID for all activities to be ascending perfectly in Primavera P6

While making activity list for a project, we usually have to insert Activity. So the final Activity list don’t have a nice ascending sequence like below picture:

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-1

We want all activities ID to be ascending nicely.

So we select all activities, go to menu Edit -> Renumber Activity ID. Edit the Prefix if necessary, and click OK

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-2

But the activity ID is not perfectly ascending.

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-3

What’s wrong? Continue reading “Renumber / Change Activity ID for all activities to be ascending perfectly in Primavera P6”

Which Primavera P6 product do you prefer: EPPM or PPM

Just like me, I bet you guys may wonder what is the ratio between Primavera P6 EPPM user (Web based interface) and P6 PPM user (Window application interface) from all over the world.

So let’s vote.

Hopefully Oracle will base on the result to improve the product which is more popular.