Step by Step Project Scheduling Tutorial with Primavera

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After the Primavera application is installed on your computer, then to access it, you can do the following:

  • If you are using Windows 8 or 10, go to Start Menu > Oracle – Primavera P6 > P6 Professional 19 (x64). I’m currently using Primavera version 19, 64 bit.
  • To login, fill in the Login Name and Password fields, then click the OK button.
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  • When you log in for the first time, you will be shown the following message:
  • Then click OK.
  • Then, you need to set the Industry type so that the message doesn’t appear every time you log in.
  • To select the type of Industry, go to the menu: Admin -> Admin Preferences…
  • Select the Industry menu.
  • Select the type of Industry that suits your project, then click Close.
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The Industry Type you select will affect the calculation terminology and default configuration of Primavera.

Here are some choices of Industrial Types on Primavera and the terminology used:

  • Engineering and Construction: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with the engineering and construction industries.
  • Government, Aerospace, and Defense: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with government and with aerospace and defense industries.
  • High Tech, Manufacturing, and Others: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with high-technology, manufacturing, and other industries.
  • Utilities, Oil, and Gas: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with the utility, oil, and gas industries.
Industry TypeIndustry Terminology ExamplesDefault startup window in P6 Professional
Engineering and ConstructionBudgeted Units
Budgeted Cost
Original Duration
Activities window
Government, Aerospace, and DefensePlanned Units
Planned Cost
Planned Duration
Projects window
High-Technology, ManufacturingPlanned Units
Planned Cost
Planned Duration
Projects window
Utilities, Oil, and GasBudgeted Units
Budgeted Cost
Original Duration
Projects window

After logging in, the Primavera Home screen will display a list of EPS and Projects; on this page; a menu will appear at the top and side:

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If you go to the activities page, the main menu will also appear at the top and side:

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  1. Title Bar
  2. Menu Bar
  3. Project Toolbar
  4. Directory Bar
  5. Options Bar
  6. Gantt chart
  7. Command Bar
  8. Split Bar
  9. Project Details
  10. Status Bar
  11. Table

Next, you can follow the Primavera Tutorial step by step, starting from defining OBS, creating a project schedule, saving the baseline, updating the actual schedule to monitoring the schedule.

This tutorial is also included sample data in the form of an activity table.

The following is a sequence of Tutorials that you need to follow in understanding the Scheduling Process in Primavera (click one):

To optimize understanding, please follow the sequence from start to finish.

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