Primavera P6 Optimizing planning with drag and drag cost

Enhance the Business Value and Benefits for small and big projects.
Primavera P6 Optimizing planning with drag and drag cost
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596.81 MB
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1h 10m



Jan van den Berg


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Primavera P6 Optimizing planning with drag and drag cost

What you’ll learn

You will learn to manage project time. “Time is King”
You will learn to optimize the schedule with drag and drag cost.
You will learn to computerize the full cost of project activities.
You will learn to deal with resource elasticity using DREDD.
You will learn how to calculate expected project profit and benefits.
You will learn how to create and monitor the CPI, SPI and DIPP.

Primavera P6 Optimizing planning with drag and drag cost


Advanced knowledge of Primavera P6 and Earned Value Management.


Course objective IntroductionThis course masterclass in Primavera P6 aims to learn how construction project planning and scheduling efforts will be enhanced and optimized to achieve better profits, business value, and benefits using drag and cost techniques.The critical Drag is the amount of time by which an item on the critical pad activity, constraint, or bottleneck is delaying the end of the project or, alternatively, the amount of time by which the project can be compressed by reducing the duration of any critical path item to zero.Stephen DeveauxIn the traditional project management processes, methods, tools, and techniques, as detailed in the PMBOK Guide, the focus is on the execution of the project to deliver the desired result. Delivering on time and within budget is usually an essential task of the project manager with his project team.But there is more to running projects such as:1. Enhancing the Business Value can be defined as a business value from their investments.2. Making a profit for the business is one of the essential goals concerning the existence and continuation of the company.3. Realizing more benefits: Benefits can be far more than you can define as making a profit and creating business value. Think about a shorter duration of delivering an infrastructure project to reduce traffic jams, shorter duration of tests and trials for medicines, and reducing mortality during health crises.


Section 1: Introduction of course objectives and what will you learn

Lecture 1 What are the course objectives.

Lecture 2 What will you learn

Lecture 3 Bio Jan van den Berg

Lecture 4 Owner’s or contractor’s point of view

Section 2: Introductie in scheduling projects

Lecture 5 Scheduling methods, tools, and techniques

Lecture 6 Critical Path Method (CPM)

Section 3: How to create greater benefits with drag and drag cost technique.

Lecture 7 Introduction of the drag and drag cost technique.

Lecture 8 Learning example

Lecture 9 Question 1: What is the project duration?

Lecture 10 Question 2: What is the DIPP

Lecture 11 Formule for the DIPP

Lecture 12 How to calculate the DIPP in the example.

Lecture 13 Question 3: Starting DIPP with 45 days duration

Lecture 14 Question 4 critical path

Lecture 15 Question 5 Drag

Lecture 16 What is Baselining a project schedule?

Lecture 17 Benefits plan of the project created in Primavera P6

Lecture 18 Spending Plan

Lecture 19 Baselining the project schedule

Section 4: Computing Drag

Lecture 20 What is critical Drag?

Lecture 21 Reduce the durations

Lecture 22 Set up Primavera P6 for computing drag

Lecture 23 Video for set up drag in Primavera

Section 5: Computing drag cost.

Lecture 24 What is drag cost?

Lecture 25 Where to start?

Section 6: Computing true cost

Lecture 26 What is true cost?

Lecture 27 How to calculate true cost

Section 7: Question 8: What is the impact if activity G takes 14 days?

Lecture 28 Impact on activity G

Section 8: Question 9: Impact on activity B

Lecture 29 Reduce activity B to 7 days

Section 9: How to deal with DRED

Lecture 30 What is DRED and how to calculate

Lecture 31 Penalties and bonuses

Lecture 32 Schedule margin

Lecture 33 Plan or aim for the costs and benefits of this project.

Lecture 34 Strategy to realize better Benefits.

Lecture 35 Activity B is already reduced to 7 days

Lecture 36 How to create 5 days schedule margin

Lecture 37 Baselining the optimization of the project

Section 10: Tracking the project bij investment value, and earned value.

Lecture 38 Metrics for tracking progress

Lecture 39 Updating the project schedule

Lecture 40 Summary of the schedule update DD 19-03-2023

Lecture 41 Overview of the project with Gantt chart , EVM and histograms

Lecture 42 Overview of the spreadsheet earned value

Lecture 43 Results of the DIPP for project status D.D. 19-03-2023

Lecture 44 Updating the schedule at D.D 02-04-2023

Lecture 45 Update of the schedule at D.D. 02-04-2023

Lecture 46 Earned Value data D.D. 02-04-2023

Lecture 47 Strategy to make the most benifit.

Lecture 48 Drag, and drag cost calculations

Lecture 49 Results of the update D.D 23-04-2023

Lecture 50 Final project results benefits

Lecture 51 Let’s look at the results in Primavera P6 and graphs in Excel

Lecture 52 Lessons learned

Lecture 53 Histogram and S-Curves for the total project

This mastercourse is for projectmanagers and project planners/schedulers whom want to learn how to use drag, drag cost and the DIPP to enhance profits of a project.

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Udemy | English | 1h 10m | 596.81 MB
Created by: Jan van den Berg

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