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Comprehensive Project Management with Primavera and Excel

This course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of project management processes, tools, and techniques using Primavera and Microsoft Excel. Covering a wide range of essential topics, this course ensures participants are equipped to handle efficient project execution, scheduling, resource management, and cost control.

Course Topics

1. Critical Path Method (CPM)

Participants will learn about the Critical Path Method (CPM), a crucial project management technique used to identify the longest sequence of activities and determine the project's minimum duration. This module will cover:

  • Understanding the concept of the critical path

  • Identifying critical and non-critical activities

  • Calculating float and slack

2. Organizational Breakdown Structure (O.B.S) and Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)

This module covers the Organizational Breakdown Structure (O.B.S) and Enterprise Project Structure (EPS), explaining how to organize and manage projects within a hierarchical framework. Topics include:

  • Defining O.B.S and EPS

  • Creating and structuring the O.B.S and EPS

  • Assigning responsibilities and roles within the O.B.S and EPS

3. Calendar in Primavera

Learn how to create and manage calendars in Primavera, essential for accurate scheduling and time management. This module includes:

  • Setting up project calendars

  • Defining workdays, holidays, and exceptions

  • Assigning calendars to projects and activities

4. Creating Project W.B.S and Activities

Participants will learn how to create a project Work Breakdown Structure (W.B.S) and define activities, including how to assign durations to each activity. This module covers:

  • Developing a W.B.S

  • Breaking down the project into manageable activities

  • Estimating activity durations

5. Assigning Relationships to Activities

This module covers how to assign relationships to activities in Primavera, ensuring a logical sequence and interdependency among tasks. Topics include:

  • Defining different types of activity relationships

  • Setting up dependencies between activities

  • Understanding the impact of relationships on the schedule

6. Types of Relationships

Learn about the different types of relationships in project scheduling, such as Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, and Start-to-Finish, and how to apply them in Primavera. This module includes:

  • Exploring each relationship type

  • Practical examples of when to use each relationship

  • Managing complex activity relationships

7. Scheduling the Project

Participants will learn how to schedule the project in Primavera, including running the scheduling process to determine project timelines and critical paths. This module covers:

  • Running the schedule

  • Understanding schedule calculations

  • Analyzing the schedule output

8. Creating and Assigning Resources

This module covers how to create resource lists and assign resources to project activities in Primavera, ensuring effective resource management. Topics include:

  • Defining different types of resources (labor, material, equipment)

  • Creating resource dictionaries

  • Assigning resources to activities

9. Creating and Assigning Baselines

Learn how to create and assign baselines in Primavera, allowing for comparison between planned and actual project performance. This module includes:

  • Setting up project baselines

  • Assigning baselines to projects

  • Comparing baseline data with actual progress

10. Updating the Project

Participants will learn how to update the project schedule in Primavera, incorporating actual progress and adjusting future projections. This module covers:

  • Recording actual start and finish dates

  • Updating activity progress

  • Analyzing the impact of updates on the schedule

11. Resource and Activity Usage Profile

This session covers how to create and analyze resource and activity usage profiles in Primavera, providing insights into resource allocation and activity performance. Topics include:

  • Generating usage profiles

  • Interpreting usage data

  • Identifying resource overallocation and underallocation

12. Creating Reports

Learn how to generate and customize reports in Primavera, essential for project tracking, performance analysis, and stakeholder communication. This module includes:

  • Setting up report templates

  • Customizing report content

  • Generating and distributing reports

13. Global Change

Participants will learn how to use the Global Change feature in Primavera to make bulk changes to project data, saving time and ensuring consistency. This module covers:

  • Setting up global change parameters

  • Applying global changes to projects

  • Verifying and validating changes

14. Material Procurement in Primavera

This module covers the process of managing material procurement in Primavera, ensuring timely and efficient acquisition of project materials. Topics include:

  • Setting up material procurement schedules

  • Tracking material orders and deliveries

  • Managing material inventories

15. Generating Financial S-Curve

Learn how to generate a financial S-curve in Primavera, a graphical representation of cumulative costs over time, useful for tracking project expenditures. This module includes:

  • Setting up cost data

  • Generating S-curves

  • Analyzing cost performance

16. Resource Histogram

Participants will learn how to create a resource histogram in Primavera, visually representing resource allocation and identifying potential overallocation issues. This module covers:

  • Creating resource histograms

  • Interpreting histogram data

  • Adjusting resource allocation based on histogram insights

17. Create Activity List in Excel

Learn how to develop a detailed activity list in Excel. This list will serve as a foundation for creating a project schedule. Topics will include defining activities, establishing durations, and setting dependencies.

18. Read and Understand Bill of Quantities (B.O.Q)

Understanding the Bill of Quantities (B.O.Q) is crucial for project costing and planning. This module will teach participants how to read and interpret B.O.Q documents, which detail the quantities and costs of materials and labor for construction projects.

19. Create W.B.S According to B.O.Q or CSI

Participants will learn how to create a Work Breakdown Structure (W.B.S) in line with the B.O.Q or CSI standards. A W.B.S is a hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to accomplish project objectives and create deliverables.

20. Create Cost Loading Sheet in Excel

This session will cover the creation of a cost loading sheet in Excel, which links project costs to the project schedule. Participants will learn how to allocate costs to various activities and phases of the project.

21. Import Cost and Activities from Excel to Primavera

Participants will be guided through the process of importing cost and activity data from Excel into Primavera. This integration allows for seamless project management and ensures all data is centralized in Primavera.

22. Link Complete Activities in Schedule

Learn how to link all project activities in Primavera to create a cohesive and logically sequenced project schedule. This includes setting up dependencies and constraints to ensure a realistic timeline.

23. Calculate Manpower Based on Productivity

Understanding manpower requirements is key to project planning. This module will teach participants how to calculate manpower needs based on productivity rates and project scope.

24. Import and Assign Resources to Activities

Participants will learn how to import resource data into Primavera and assign these resources to project activities. This includes managing labor, equipment, and materials required for project completion.

25. Create Shop Drawing Submittal and Approval in Primavera

This session focuses on managing shop drawing submittals and approvals within Primavera. Participants will learn how to track and manage the submission and approval process efficiently.

26. Create Material Submittal and Approval in Primavera

Similar to shop drawings, managing material submittals and approvals is crucial. This module will cover the process of submitting, tracking, and approving materials in Primavera.

27. Create Shop Drawing Log and Material Tracking Chart in Excel

Participants will be taught how to create and maintain a shop drawing log and material tracking chart in Excel. These tools are essential for monitoring the status of drawings and materials throughout the project lifecycle.

28. Estimate Daily Manpower in Excel

Accurate manpower estimation is vital for project success. This module will guide participants on estimating daily manpower requirements using Excel, ensuring that labor needs are met efficiently.

29. Review Primavera Time Schedule

The final module will focus on reviewing and analyzing the project time schedule in Primavera.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of using Primavera and Excel for comprehensive project management. They will be proficient in creating detailed project schedules, managing resources and costs, and ensuring efficient project execution from start to finish.

What will i learn?

  • Proficiency in Primavera and Excel: Master Primavera and Excel for project management—scheduling, resource allocation, cost tracking, and reporting.
  • Effective Project Planning: Develop clear project plans with Work Breakdown Structures, activity lists, and schedules.
  • Accurate Resource Management: Learn to manage manpower, equipment, and materials efficiently for project success.
  • Timely Project Execution: Identify critical paths and delays, ensuring projects are completed on schedule.
  • Baseline Comparison and Analysis: Compare planned vs. actual performance to keep projects on track.
  • Seamless Data Integration: Import/export data effortlessly between Primavera and Excel for streamlined project management.
  • Effective Reporting and Communication: Generate customized reports to communicate project progress effectively.
  • Efficient Change Management: Use Global Change in Primavera for bulk updates, ensuring consistency.
  • Optimized Material Procurement: Manage material procurement in Primavera, ensuring timely delivery and project efficiency.
  • Enhanced Decision-Making Skills: Analyze schedules, resources, and costs to make informed decisions for project success.


  • Minimum understanding for planning and scheduling
  • Primavera P6 software installed in your computer ( I Will Let you know how to download and install)
  • minimum understanding of construction processes

Frequently asked question

While prior knowledge of the construction process or a civil engineering background can be beneficial, it is not a prerequisite for enrollment.

Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate verifies your participation and demonstrates your understanding of project management principles using Primavera and Excel. It can be a valuable addition to your professional portfolio, showcasing your commitment to continuous learning and skill development in project management.

Yes, you'll have lifetime access to the course materials, and you're permitted to download all resources, including Excel sheets and Bill of Quantities (BOQ).

Mudessar Afraz

Civil Engineer

My Name Is Mudessar Afraz And I am skilled and experienced civil engineer with a strong background in Quantity Surveying And Project Planning. I have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget. In addition to my technical expertise, I am also an experienced online instructor, with a passion for teaching and a talent for making complex concepts easy to understand. With my combination of engineering knowledge and teaching skills, I am well-suited to help students succeed in the field of civil engineering.









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