So I'm going to say, File > New. So once I start creating a new project, it asks me which EPS do I want it under, which EPS node. So you can certainly, it defaults to the EPS node that you're currently under, but you can certainly select any other one if you have the rights and permissions to do so. So I'm going to search for mine. And I'm going to put it under my name. And then hit next. You can give that project an ID. So within you company you could have different settings for that project ID. It could be client name, client acronym, year, whatever the standard naming convention for the ID is. I am just going to call it test for now. And the project name would be anything with, of course preferably that's not too long. So I am going to call it example one. And then you hit next. So clearly it has to be unique and I have another one. So I'm going to call it test AA. All right, so MP6 is helping you with that project creation wizard where you can create whatever settings that you are doing while you're creating the project. So it keeps prompting you for these settings. So the project planned start, I'm just going to put it similar to the other one as October 3rd. And then I'm not going to force it to finish by a specific date. And then you hit next responsible manager, next, rate type per unit. You don't really need to worry about that unless you're resource loading your schedule. Next and then finish. So that now created that record of that project in MP6. Now again in this view I'm in the enterprise view, so I'm not in the project yet so I can't start creating activities here. So I'm going to go to that project. I'm going to open the project. So it takes me to that view of that, of the activities within that project. So let me click here and then let me look at the Gantt Chart view rather than the network diagram. So it's these icons right here. All right, let me take out that legend so that it doesn't keep popping up there. All right, so unlike Microsoft Project, one drawback is that you cannot copy paste. I can't click here and I can't go to Excel and copy paste a series of items. So what do I need to do? I need to start creating activities in here. So I'm going to do it first the slow method basically where you will create activities here. But of course if you have 10,000 line items you're not going to keep right clicking and adding with MP6, so let's do that now. So again, slow method. Let's first make sure that we're organized by WBS. Great. And then we can look at our WBS. Let's create a similar WBS to the one that we did in projects. So I'm going to add WBS1, I'm just going to call it WBS1. And then click here and then add. And then WBS2. Now a lot of people could make the mistake of including this. Let's say I created WBS2 here. And then you start looking for, well how do I move it back, how do I put it under the correct location? So right here, on this right menu, you can click left and it goes back to being at that level with the other WBSs, so let me take that out, let me just delete it. All right so now I created some WBS structure and you can also view that structure in terms of a chart. By clicking on these icons again they're very helpful. So I've created these two WBSs. Let me sort the WBSs by the name. And then let me go here and customize that sorting alphabetically. So that puts one above two. And then let me start creating the activity. So I'm going to right-click here, and then click Add. Or you can click Insert on your keyboard, which makes things fairly easier. Notice here that I defaulted the activity name to A1000 and A1010 and so on. So that defaults, that helps me. Notice again that I defaulted my activity type to be task dependent, which is great. So I'm going to call this activity A and the duration is 1. And notice that the start date defaulted to October 3rd because I already set that up in my project settings. So I'm going to click again here and click add or insert B9. Insert again. One more now let me fix the durations. All right, so now I put the activities, I put the names, I put the activity IDs, and I put the durations. What's missing? I cannot possibly create a schedule without relationships and without predecessors. And successors and so on. So what I'm going to do again to remind myself is I'm going to add under these columns here. I want to add my predecessors. So I'm going to click here, click on Find I'm going to add the predecessors, apply, great, it shows. So unlike Microsoft Project you don't have to put these numbers right here. The number of the row is not really significant with MP6, it's really the activity ID that you're working with. So if I want to specify A to be the predecessor for B, then I will either select double-click and then the list of activities will show and then select that. Or I can type directly A, and then it immediately pops up. And type 1000, it immediately filters all my activities to show me that particular activity. So let me add that. And then e has b and c. F has C, I added that twice so let me remove it there. And then G has E, F and D. All right, so now that you've set all that up. Again, it's unlike Microsoft Project, it doesn't pop up immediately under here. You need to specify the relationship and you need to tell P6 to run. So let's schedule that project, this timeline, this clock icon here. And then the current data date is October 3rd, which defaults to the start date of the project if you're not at that date yet. Or it defaults to today's date. And then you're going to click schedule. So because I clicked schedule let me expand that here. And let me change the time scale settings here. Let me make it How about that? Yup, that works. So it automatically shows me the critical path items as red. It automatically shows me all these relationships that are between activities. I can again click here to show the whole path. So that's a simpler project than the other one. So it shows me the whole path. Again this network diagram is there. I can see it in a table format and I can see it in the Gantt Chart format. So that's the slow way of really creating a project schedule in MP6. You go in and you keep adding different activities. You add them manually. You sort them manually. You add all the WBS structure manually and so on. What I would personally do is always import from Excel. So I create everything in Excel and I import the whole thing and it automatically creates itself. In order to do that, the best way to make sure that you're not making any mistakes, and not just with P6, but really with any other system. If you're importing and exporting data, the better thing to do is to export data in a template. Make sure that that template is accurate. Make sure that it covers all the data that you need, the data fields, the formats and so on. And then you export it into Excel. So let me do that right here. If I export, File, Export, Into Excel. So you can export any type of format. I want the activities and I want the relationships, so I'm not really using expenses, or resources, or resource assignments right now. I'm going to click Next. Which project do you want to export? So I'm going to check that box, And which format of an Excel template? So I'm going to just use one of these formats. If you want to look at it, you can click on modify. You're going to see that this includes activity ID, status, WBS code, activity name, remaining duration and original duration that may even remove remaining duration. And relationships is really separate. So if you click on the subject area here you're going to see relationships. So I need predecessor and successor and type. Let me take all this out, I don't need it. Sometimes some things are default in P6 that you actually cannot export without it. There we go. All right, so that's the bare bones of what I can utilize as an export. And then I click next. I specify where that is saved. So let me. That saves on my downloads. And then hit Next and Finish. So that exports a file that I can typically use to import additional data.