Open New Project in Primavera P6 Project Management

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This article is about a tutorial how to create orĀ open new project in Primavera P6. This is the first step to start project planning using Primavera P6 Project Management Software. This is the foundation of building a project time schedule. If you do this correctly, you will be able to build a project planning using Primavera P6 Project Management Software nicely.

Below are the steps to Open New Project in Primavera P6 :

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  1. Open Primavera P6 Project Management Software by clicking the “Project Management” *.exe file.
  2. Input the user name and the password. Then click OK.open new project in primavera p6 1
  3. Click “File” then “New”.
  4. Select the correct EPS (Enterprise Project Structure”. If not available, you have to build it. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 2
  5. Input the “Project ID” and the “Project Name”. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 3
  6. Determine the “Planned Start”. You can give an input for “Must finish By”, there are some conditions that we do not need to fill it. If we do not fill it, it will be filled after the project planning finished. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 4
  7. Select the “responsible manager”. This is based on the manager who will lead the project. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 5
  8. Select the “Rate Type”. This will allow you to set the rate which is used in the project. You can set this in several option. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 6
  9. In Project Architect, you can simply select “No”. This is not quite important for beginner. Then click “Next”.open new project in primavera p6 7
  10. There will be “Congratulations”. click “Finish” to end the first setting.open new project in primavera p6 8

After you finish all of the steps above, you can start adding activity. You have to set WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) also. This is the first start. I hope you succeed. Have a nice planning!

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