Baselines and Updating a Project with Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

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The resource files for this title have been updated. Primavera is an enterprise project portfolio management software. It includes project management, scheduling, risk analysis, opportunity management, resource management, collaboration, and control capabilities, and integrates with other enterprise software such as Oracle and SAP’s ERP systems. This course is designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to set up baselines, track progress, and perform baseline comparisons using Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional.

You will start with understanding date fields, followed by scheduling options—general tab. The topics that you will learn further are setting the baseline and limitations on viewing baseline data; practical methods of the recording process and understanding the concepts; updating the schedule, progress spotlight, and update progress, suspend, and resume; scheduling the project; comparing progress with the baseline; progress line display on the Gantt chart; checking list before updating schedule, in-progress schedule checklist, and corrective actions.

By the end of the course, you will have a strong grasp of setting baselines, effectively tracking progress, and performing accurate baseline comparisons in Primavera P6 PPM Professional.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand date fields and scheduling options in Primavera P6 PPM
  • Set up baselines and overcome limitations in viewing baseline data
  • Employ practical methods for recording project progress
  • Update project schedules and comprehend progress displayed on Gantt charts
  • Compare project progress with baselines and take corrective actions
  • Follow a checklist for effectively updating unresourced schedules


This course is best suited for program managers and project control staff evaluating the software against your organizational requirements, project schedulers who wish to learn how to use the software to schedule and control projects, database managers who wish to understand how to set up and administer a database, and experienced project personnel who wish to learn how to schedule and control a project.

You will need your computer with Oracle Primavera P6 loaded and experience in using application software such as Microsoft Office.

About The Author

Paul E. Harris: Paul E. Harris holds an honors degree in civil engineering obtained in the UK and is a certified cost engineer through AACEI International, a PRINCE2 registered practitioner, and a “Managing Successful Programs” registered practitioner. He has worked in the project controls industry for a number of years and has assisted many companies in a range of industries to set up and run project control systems. His Melbourne, Australia-based company, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd., offers project controls consulting and training services worldwide with a strong focus on Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera software.

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  • Title: Baselines and Updating a Project with Oracle Primavera P6 PPM
  • Author(s): Paul E. Harris
  • Release date: June 2021
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801810388