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Coursera: Project Management: The Basics for Success

This course combines the essential elements of Project Management and Team Leadership into one course. Through class engagement and reflection, you will acquire further understanding of the responsibilities of leadership and become better prepared to apply this knowledge to the project environment.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Learn about the role of high performance teams and leadership in project management
2. Learn about the tools and techniques for developing and strengthening high performance teams and team members
3. Learn about the stages in project cycle
4. Apply best practices to develop competencies and skills in planning and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes
5. Learn how to monitor project activities and assess progress
6. Learn to communicate proficiently to report project status and performance to stakeholders and contribute to organizational knowledge base

Syllabus

Foundational Project Management Elements


The WBS


Planning and Scheduling


Project Leadership, Teamwork, and Dealing with Difficult People


21 Student
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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2-4 hours a week
Calendar 4 weeks long
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21 reviews for Coursera's Project Management: The Basics for Success

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Vijayakumar Menon N completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Any young executive working for a firm knowingly or unknowingly becomes part of project teams at the most unexpected moments. Many even become project managers by accident without any formal training in the discipline. Managing projects is one of the most challenging activities with risks involved. The probability of Read More
Any young executive working for a firm knowingly or unknowingly becomes part of project teams at the most unexpected moments. Many even become project managers by accident without any formal training in the discipline. Managing projects is one of the most challenging activities with risks involved. The probability of failing in project management is high without formal training. 'Project management: The basics for success' I should say, is the stepping stone that helps you get a quick grasp of the discipline. Prof Rob Stone is a great teacher and I really enjoyed his class. Learning this short course gives you the fundamental concepts required to probe deeper into the subject. Course materials and coverage is excellent !
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course. I felt that the instructor explained project management, the management skill set, as well as the mindset of managing a large project in a clear, concise way. Definitely good for beginners in business, as well as people who are interested in a refresher of PM principles or better planning and control techniques in their work.
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Glenia Lima completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I have just finished this course and I took it in order to get a grasp on project management since I was a novice in the subject. The course fulfilled its purpose for me. I recommend if you want to get a basic knowledge on Project Management, this is your starting point. In regards to time spent on it, it was not one Read More
I have just finished this course and I took it in order to get a grasp on project management since I was a novice in the subject. The course fulfilled its purpose for me. I recommend if you want to get a basic knowledge on Project Management, this is your starting point.

In regards to time spent on it, it was not one of the longest courses, I probably dedicated only a couple hours per week.
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Jonathan Golland completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I already took a course like this. This was dull and repetitive. I would only recommend this course to somebody who doesn't know the basics of project management.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Huang Ying Ting completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a very basic introduction to project management, good for beginners without any previous knowledge. The quiz are very simple.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Jason Michael Cherry completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's a good, solid course. The material is presented well, and is relevant to how to organize projects. I would have liked to have seen a bit more substance in the assignments (only quizzes), but good information is presented nonetheless.
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2 years ago
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Renato Feijó Da Rocha completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
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3 years ago
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