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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

University of Virginia via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Project Management
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, either formally or informally. We are engaged in projects at home and at work. Across settings, planning principles and execution methodologies can offer ways in which projects can be run more effectively and efficiently. Project management provides organizations (and individuals) with the language and the frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks.

This is an introductory course on the key concepts of planning and executing projects. We will identify factors that lead to project success, and learn how to plan, analyze, and manage projects. Learners will be exposed to state-of-the-art methodologies and to considering the challenges of various types of projects.

As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has been approved by PMI to issue 12 professional development units (PDUs) for this course, which focuses on core competencies recognized by PMI. (Provider #2122)

Taught by

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

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Vijayakumar N
5.0 3 years ago
by Vijayakumar completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management is a good course of 4 weeks duration for the beginners. Most of us will have to manage projects in our career knowingly or unknowingly. Most of us become project managers by accident without any formal training. This course helps you gain a good grasp of the basic concepts so that you can successfully manage projects. it is important to know the big mistakes project managers can commit and the course exposes you to these. The quizzes are good and help you learn concepts. Prof Yale and the TA were active at the discussion forums. There were two google hangout sessions organized for clearing doubts of students. The google hangout session recordings were made available in the lecture section for the benefit of learners who could not participate. I would consider this course as the stepping stone towards a career in project management or PM certification.
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Ben J
5.0 3 years ago
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Yael provides an excellent overview of general project management that I would suggest to anyone who is working on some aspect of a project and has not completed a formal project management course.

The structure and presentation of the content is easily digested. Yael's presentation style is professional and it is quite evident that she is an expert in the field.

Those who have worked within projects should be able to get by with 2hrs a week and up to 6hrs including optional tasks such as discussing real world case studies.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 years ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
The lecturer's speech is often interrupted and the thought-flow seems to take a different direction. Some examples given on the separate tasks were not well thought-out. Overall seemed to be a shallow course that was filmed in a hurry, but it delivers what the name of the course said - give an idea, a foundation. Not impressed with the delivery.
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Jonathan G
3.0 3 years ago
by Jonathan dropped this course and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I already took a course just like this. It feels redundant to repeat something I already know. This course is best suited to somebody just being introduced to business management and project planning.
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Klaas N
3.0 3 years ago
Klaas completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a very basic project management course. Especially the agile part was kind of a copy paste of the agile manifesto. No downsides/problems are presented.
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