Primavera P6 Training Courses
The Unbelievably Easy Way to learn Primavera P6.
Enroll in our popular and flexible Training Course for your Company Group or 1-on-1.
Primavera P6 Training Perth – Fundamentals for Project Managers and Planners
(Phone Ivor on (08) 9275-9188, if you require Tailored Advanced Training and Support)
We now provide our very popular 1-on-1 “face-to-face” or your group courses at our or your office, or Online via Zoom, etc, anywhere in Australia.
Fast Track Computer Solutions is a wholly owned Western Australian small business providing continuous Project Control and Training services, since 1985.
Most folk do not know how Critical Path Scheduling really works! Enrol in our very popular course, and we will teach you how it all operates.
(This knowledge is vital if you want to work successfully in the exciting field of Project Controls/Project Planning)
Let us show you how to claim Extension of Time, on your schedules.
This course has become the most sought-after P6 course in Perth.
We can train you on your actual schedules and help you set it up properly.
We are now The Trainer that the other trainers and professional planners come to. So come to us 1st for the Best Primavera P6 (and MS Project) Learning Experience in WA!
We have trained 1000’s since 1985, in WA, NSW, NT and QLD!
Call Ivor Now on 9275 9188 for a no obligation chat to see how we can help you achieve your goals. Ivor has over 50 years expertise in Construction, Engineering, Project Management, IT Training, Software Application Development, and so much more, in South Africa, Middle East, UK and Australia.
No waiting for a class to fill! No course Cancellation due to lack of trainees!
[Due to unprecedented demand for our unique training, please book your spot as soon as you can].
Learn from us in 3 hour blocks, to suit your busy schedule. Our training covers P6 – 101 course plus more. This is far better than trying to cram too much information in a 6 or 8 hour course which most other training providers offer.
Primavera P6 is the most powerful tool you can use to plan and control your projects, and make your job easier. At Fast Track Computer Solutions, we offer you the opportunity to sharpen your skills from a very basic level all the way up to expert with our unique learning experience, in Perth since 1985!
So why not learn with a Project Controls Professional with over 50 years expertise in Australia and overseas? Ivor has expert skills in planning, cost control, contract administration, estimating, accounting, spreadsheet and database development, etc.
Garry Heard – Project and Construction Manager, on 02/06/21, writes:
I have been depending on planners and schedulers for several years not having a full understanding how the information was fed into Primavera P6.
After doing the course with Fast Track (Ivor), I now have a full understanding of Primavera and are in a position where I can either set up a schedule myself or ask the right questions back to the planner/scheduler.
Primavera P6 has many functions that can assist with preparing and running a project schedule, finding these functions can be difficult, so I would suggest Primavera training is done.
The Primavera P6 training with Fast Track Solutions was well presented in a manner that was easy to follow. Training was done in 3 hour blocks, 1 on 1 training which gave you time to digest the information and review before the next session.
Shannon – Schedule Control Office, on 12/08/20 from Rio Tinto, Gove, Northern Territory, writes:
I have just finished my P6 Training with Ivor 1 on 1 through Zoom. Ivor broke the 12 hrs course up 4 x 3hr sessions. This worked great, I wasn’t so overwhelmed, it was good to recap on the previous training session. Ivor was very patient with me as I am a big note taker. I have never used this program before but straight after the training I could create Projects and Calendars. Big WIN for me. Thanks heaps Ivor
Jimena Taracena, Architect – Project Manager, on 30/01/20, writes:
Thank you Ivor at Fast Track Computer Solutions for the Project and P6 Primavera training.
Was exactly what I was looking for, someone with experience on the field to explain not only how the program works but how you apply this properly in real life.
Was very well understood as is not only explained through the interaction of videos, lectures and explanation of the software but also making me do an exercise of the program help a lot.
Never thought saying this, but doing mistakes was the best thing as you questioned where I was wrong and I had to understand how to solve it with your guidance.
The training units time was perfect! Enough time in each unit to understand and absorbed the information avoiding loosing focus of the process. Discussions of real projects and a quick explanation of the history of the programs makes it more interesting.
This is the best learning process.
Adrian Di Labio (Foreman – SCEE) on 12/12/2019, writes:
Ivor has a sound understanding of planning principals and project management/construction.
This assisted with the training as he was able to tailor examples and scenarios to my particular line of work.
He covered a lot of core features of the P6 program and was able to demonstrate some of it’s shortfalls and tricks to make the program work for me.
The training was broken up into 3 hour units over multiple days that allowed for better retention and time to review notes on the previous lessons.
Alan Hill (Construction Manager – Monadelphous) on 03/06/2019, writes:
I have completed the Primavera P6 Course
I found that by breaking the course up into 4 sessions to be a great advantage to enable better retention and with a one on one approach this was the best way for me to focus on the tasks.
Ivor conducted the course at my pace that enabled better retention of the subjects as we covered them. Primavera is a very complex course, with a huge suite of features that require continued use to get the full advantage of the program.
All notes were provided to assist in future use of P6.
Steve Ager (Draftsperson) on 20/02/2019, writes:
“After struggling trying to self-learn Primavera, I enrolled in the Primavera course with Fast Track.
After sitting with Ivor for 4 sessions, I can honestly say, I have a much better understanding of the software.
Ivor knows the software thoroughly, and could answer the questions I had, accurately.
Sitting one-on-one with a professional as well as the course manual, was money & time well spent.”
Caroline Tseu (Administrator/Scheduler) on 28/11/2018, writes:
“I have the absolute pleasure of being in Ivor’s P6 class learning not only how to use P6 but also learn the ivor’s vast experience that spanned over 48 yrs in project planning. The one on one experience had made it easier for Q and A time. The 12 hrs course that spread over 4 days had given me ample time to learn and absorb the materials nicely.
Overall, I would recommend signing up to any courses Fast Track Computer Solutions offers”.
See more Testimonials, below:
Today many companies require staff with Primavera P6 skills.
Primavera P6 Course
I wanted to complete this training with Ivor to be able to construct a P6 schedule from start for my current role as a Maintenance Planner/ Scheduler. I thought the course was very informative and hands on and I came out of the course completing what I planned to achieved. The course structure and timing is great compared to most courses that are run by other companies whereby they try and cram in too much content in an 8 hour x 3-4 days.
I would definitely recommend other people that want to learn how to use P6 to complete the training with Ivor.
My name is Ian and I work as a Maintenance / Shutdown Planner and in the past I have worked with MS Project. In my new role as Core Maintenance planner with AGC I will be required to use Primavera P6 as a scheduling tool for maintenance activities.
I come into this course to get some exposure and skills in P6 before starting my new job. It was interesting to see the differences that Project and Primavera have. Having used Project quite a lot I found it easy to transfer the knowledge over to the P6 software and the way Ivor explains the similarities and differences between the two programs made it interesting and a smooth process to go through.
Ivor has great knowledge on both software packages and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn either scheduling tool.
I recently completed a Primavera Training Perth at Fast Track Computer Solutions conducted by Ivor Kosowitz.
I can attest that Ivor has excellent communication skills, and tailored this training course to meet my specfic needs and requirements. He was very flexible with dates and times to accommodate my busy work schedule, provided great insight into the software and answered all my questions.
I would recommend Ivor without reservation.
The Primavera training I completed with Ivor was very useful, covering all the important areas that are useful to the type of project planning I do as a project engineer.
Being one-on-one, you get the most out of your time while going at your pace, and can ask questions at any time.
Along with the hands on training with Primavera, the suite of documentation provided is also handy so I could make plenty of notes for reference while back at the office.
At Fast Track Computer Solutions, we offer a 12 Hour (Introduction to Intermediate) Primavera training course (4 x 3 Hour Units) over 4 days to suit you and your staff. As Primavera is very complex, enrol to learn the basics first, then later we can help with more advanced issues, as required.
To avoid disappointment, book now to secure your place in our Primavera 6 training course. Limited training slots fill up very quickly. We always have a waiting list!
We also highly recommend that if you have not used MS Project much, or have never been trained to use MS Project, then you do our 9 hour MS Project Course first. Then you do another 9 hours in Primavera P6. As Primavera is so complex, we do not train the program in 8 hours per day units. This is why we spread the training over 4 different days.
Your trainer, Ivor, is a trained Quantity Surveyor, Registered Building Practitioner, Member of the Australian Institute of Building, and Professional Planning and Cost Control Engineer with over 48 years WA, NSW and International experience on many type of projects including Buildings, Residential, Mining, Engineering, Industrial, Petro-Chemicals, Civils, Desalinisation, etc.
Major organisations we have worked with, since 1985, include the following:
BHP, Rio-Tinto, FMG, Atlas Iron, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, Austal Ships, Wellard Group, AngloGold, TAFE WA, Curtin University, University of WA, Alinta Energy, Trononx, Nilsen, Linfox Logistics, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Valoriza Water Australia, Ozlands Drilling, Enscope Engineers, Mimi Browse, Transocean, Wild Geese International, Barrick Gold, Goldfields, Downer EDI, Newgen Power, DW Kolagow and Associates, CSIRO, Japan Australia LNG, Federal and State Government, Doray Minerals, Radlink, Metwest Steel, Chevron staff, Woodside staff, Successful Projects, Enermech, CSBP-Wesfarmers, Mainswest, Etc.
What is Primavera?
Projects and programs are becoming increasingly complex. Economic uncertainty is putting a new level of pressure on teams and programs to execute well. Businesses are struggling to react quickly to fluctuating markets and changing business demands. Executives are demanding more project visibility. Distributed teams require around the-clock collaboration and coordination, as well as the ability to successfully navigate change throughout the project lifecycle. Today’s project and program managers need tools that deliver the necessary project insight to maintain project schedule and budget commitments. And they need the ability to integrate project and program resources with other departments and at other locations to ensure project success.
Oracle’s Primavera enterprise project portfolio management solutions enable project- driven organizations to intelligently manage their programs and projects—from small and simple to large and complex.
Primavera Training Perth can help you make better portfolio management decisions by providing end-to-end, real-time visibility into all relevant information. You can determine whether you have sufficient resources and team members with the right skills to accomplish the work.
Primavera solutions help you evaluate the risks and rewards associated with projects and programs. You get the project management, collaboration, and control capabilities you need to manage change and success fully deliver projects on time, within budget, and with the intended quality and design. Plus, you can interoperate with ease—across the enterprise—with Primavera’s flexible integration capabilities.
Note 1: It is recommended that if you have not used Primavera or MS Project before, you should attend our extremely popular 9 hour MS Project course.
Introduction to P6 – Primavera Training Perth Your Company’s Group or 1-on-1
Training: 12 Hours – 4 x 3 hour units over 4 different days. What you will learn:
This course leads participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Topics include adding activities, assigning resources, and creating a baseline. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling. This course uses P6 Professional Project Management (PPM), Primavera’s Windows-based, client/server application.
- Schedule a project
- Assign resources
- Adjust the project schedule
- Execute and control the project
- Create a project
- Add activities
- Knowledge of project management principles. Working knowledge of MS Project.
- Understand data structures
- Create a project
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure
- Add activities
- View calendars
- Create relationships
- Schedule the project
- Assign constraints
- Format schedule data
- Define roles and resources
- Assign roles
- Assign resources
- Analyze resources
- Optimize the project plan
- Execute the project
- Create reports
- Understanding Critical Path Planning (This is essential for beginners)
- Learn about this project management technique
- Generate your own Network/Logic Diagram
- Explore Forward and Backward Pass
Understanding P6 Data
- Describing Enterprise and Project-Specific data
- Logging In
- Opening an Existing Project
- Opening and Customizing Layouts
- Enterprise Project StructureDescribing Components of EPS
Creating a Project
- Create a project
- Navigating in the Projects Window
- Viewing Project Details
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
- Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
- Creating the WBS Hierarchy
- Describing an Activity and its Components
- Describing Activity Types
- Adding Activities
- Adding a Notebook Topic
- Adding Steps to an Activity
- Assigning Activity Codes
- Viewing a Network Logic Diagram
- Relationship Types
- Creating Relationships
- Performing a Forward and Backward Pass (covered at beginning)
- Describing Float (covered at beginning)
- Applying an Overall Deadline to a Project
- Apply a Constraint to an Activity
Using Reflection Projects
- Creating a Reflection Project
- Merging Changes
Formatting Schedule Data
- Grouping Activities
Roles and Resources
- Describing Roles and Resources
- Viewing Dictionaries
- Assigning Roles to an Activity
- Assign Rates on Roles
- Assigning Resources
- Adjusting Budgeted Units/Time
Optimizing the Project Plan
- Analyzing Schedule Dates
- Shortening a Project Schedule
- Analyzing Resource Availability
Baselining the Project Plan
- Creating a Baseline Plan
- Display Baseline Bars on the Gantt Chart
Project Execution and Control
- Describing Methods for Updating the Schedule
- Using Progress Spotlight
- Statusing Activities
- Rescheduling the Project
- Describing Reporting Methods
- Running a Schedule Report
- Creating a report with the Report Wizard