Free Online Course on Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

University of Virginia Learning Platform: FutureLearn
  Start Date: Availabe 8th May 2018   Beginner

Course Description: 

Projects are all around us. Virtually every organisation runs projects, either formally or informally. In this course you will learn planning principles and execution methods so your projects can be run more effectively and efficiently at work and in daily life. You’ll discover the language and frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks.

You also have the chance to earn professional development units (PDUs) as the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

What will you learn in this course?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

Describe how to initiate a project by defining the project goal, identifying the priorities, and establishing the organization.
Explain how to develop a project plan by identifying the scope, task dependencies, schedule, critical path, and risks.
Identify factors that lead to project success.
Describe the four stages of the project-life-cycle and the role each stage has in the evolution of a project.
Explain how to execute a project by monitoring the progress, communicating with stakeholders, and deciding how to correct and control.
Develop an awareness of some behavioral biases in project settings and identify how these impact the planning and execution of a project.
Develop the language and mindset for planning and managing projects by properly setting and prioritizing project goals and objectives.
Identify the most appropriate project management methodology given the project objectives, the degrees of uncertainty, and the constraints.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone interested in ensuring their projects run smoothly. You don’t need any prior experience.

Who are the instructors?

Yael Grushka-Cockayne
Associate Professor of Business Administration Darden School of Business University of Virginia.

Subject Area:

Project Management

Cost of course:

FREE but with limited access to the course for 6 weeks. To upgrade to unlimited access to the course costs about 52£ as at May 2018

Course Duration:

4 weeks, 2 hours per week



How to enrol:

Click here to enroll


Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

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