Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

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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 P... 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 10 professional development units (PDUs) for this course, which focuses on core competencies recognized by PMI. (Provider #2122)
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4 years, 6 months ago
It was a very interesting introductory course, the content was ok for 1 month duration. Coursera is always a great platform to take courses, features as speeding up the videos and being able to download them help a lot..
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4 years, 6 months ago
Yael is an amazing instructor and I will look for her classes again and again. The contents were just right for a entry level like me, but it was far from being boring and too easy.
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4 years, 6 months ago
- Case studies were great method to deepen the knowledge - Course was well structured and informative - Forum was very active during the period of the course; questions were answered by other students or during Google Hangouts
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4 years, 6 months ago
It was the first experience with Coursera, and the result was very good. I´ve enjoyed every minutes of the lectures. Starting from the content, very well balanced to match the introductory level of the course, and specially because of the dynamics and the way in which Yael delivered the information, with enthusiasm, professionalism and making clear for everyone his competence on the field and his remarkable teaching skills. Thanks a lot to Coursera and Yael for this valuable opportunity.
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4 years, 6 months ago
An excellent course offered by Prof Yael from Darden School of Management. The course covers the key concepts in the planning and execution of projects and issues encountered in project management. Excellent short course of 4 weeks for students and working professionals. Excellent content taught by a great instructor.
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4 years, 6 months ago
For a 4 week course and for someone who had previously no academic Project Management exposure, i learnt a lot. The pace was right with new concepts and increasing levels of difficulty as the weeks went by, Instructor was clear and concise and delivery was excellent. My first online course, i plan to take may more. Thanks
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4 years, 6 months ago
Everything was very entertaining, but I think the course could go deeper in some topics and review more examples. A final work that uses all of the course material would also be helpfull.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Information is relevant to the work I do. I manage contracts for construction and roadways. This will help on the development of the work and the management of the work on a daily basis.
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4 years, 6 months ago
The course content is extremely rich. The instructor is just so exceptional with an in-depth knowledge of the course. Coursera is just the best for creating the avenue for us to learn this programme.
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4 years, 6 months ago
Its an excellent course....Compiled Beautifully Completed it on time..Content was up to the mark Instruction given with examples were very helpful Thanks to coursera and university of virginia for this oppurtunity
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Content has good structure and composed very well. Interesting examples and quizzez. You can't just open it and pass without lectures. Instructor - greatest teacher that I even met on Coursera. Most of my courses were dropped because of teacher, who has bad explaining abilities and elocution. Provider should oprimize platform, it should provide relevant information and understandable sections with content and scores calculation.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
I really enjoyed the course. Instead of I have 5+ years experience in managing project, I unexpectedly discovered some new approaches and information. I've already suggested taking this course to my colleagues.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
A really useful and excellent course -I recommend it to everyone! And the instructor is lovely. I have learned a lot from it, much more than I expected.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
The content is quite good. The lecturer is fantastic. She has shown her thorough understanding the subject. My suggestion is that when doing the lecture it is better to display the presentation while doing the narration in back ground voice. It doesn't mean that lecturer should'e shown. It is a great job. Well done.
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4 years, 6 months ago
excellent course, structured and comprehensive quizzes are also pretty good to comprehend the learnt material. consistet effort to get the taught material thorugh with good examples
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
It was really useful course. I have learned much from this course and want to thank our Professor for great explaining. I used to manage some projects at my workplace and every time I met different problems. After this course I find out main problems at our projects and hope to apply all these learning to my further job.
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4 years, 6 months ago
The course is very practical , and I wish there would be more weeks included in this course. I like the instructor very much, she is very beautiful and clear about course. Since we don't have much chance to do a big project, I really hope there will be more case studies or even just one more, but as detailed as possible. Although there are examples in this course, I don't think it is detailed enough for us to really understand some concepts. I suggest a assignment of WBS or something will be really helpful for us to understand, we may have a better understanding when compared to a true one with ours
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Extremely interesting, great instructor, very well organised and valuable insights into project management techniques. The course has been also structured extremely well in terms of how each weeks achievements and learning built on each other. The only down side is that I would have liked to do more, and go even deeper, I hope that more courses like this will be organised by the University of Virginia!
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4 years, 6 months ago
The course could be a little bit longer to contemplate more material for the classes (or to have more video lectures). Overall it give us a good overview of project management.
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4 years, 6 months ago
I loved the course. It was engaging, well organized and it was simply enough to follow without previous marketing or financial studies. I would recommend it.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
I am grateful to have attended the fundamentals of project planning. Prof. Yael was detailed and knowledgeable and simplified the work to our understanding and this course has made a difference in how I view projects and their execution. God bless you always
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4 years, 6 months ago
The course was quite complete for fundamentals, the material were of great help. The cases of study where very interesting. I would love to have more courses prepared by the same instructors.
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4 years, 6 months ago
The course was well designed to understand the fundamental of project planning and management. However, I would like to see more practical guide in video lecture. I would also like to learn how to build a monitoring and evaluation system to control project execution. The forum discussion helped me to understand well the course concepts. The instructor made lot of effort to make the course enjoyable. She explained the course in a plain language, clearly so that nonnative English student can easily understand. The course is provided in the right way. I did not meet any technical difficulty to read video lecture are to take the quizzes. In one word, this course is good for beginners like me to start career in project management. I would like to thank the Instructor for providing us this course. I also thank Coursera for this initiative because it help developing world student like me to learn the best courses from the best instruct... The course was well designed to understand the fundamental of project planning and management. However, I would like to see more practical guide in video lecture. I would also like to learn how to build a monitoring and evaluation system to control project execution. The forum discussion helped me to understand well the course concepts. The instructor made lot of effort to make the course enjoyable. She explained the course in a plain language, clearly so that nonnative English student can easily understand. The course is provided in the right way. I did not meet any technical difficulty to read video lecture are to take the quizzes. In one word, this course is good for beginners like me to start career in project management. I would like to thank the Instructor for providing us this course. I also thank Coursera for this initiative because it help developing world student like me to learn the best courses from the best instructors from the best universities.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
The course content was as per the expectation. The video's were precise on the content it intended to delivery. The Instructor was very good in her course delivery. The google Hangout and discussion forum provided a good platform to discuss on the confusions.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
This course is wvry well structured and easy to approach for everybody. Not only professionals of the sector. I enjoyed gaining more knowledge on a field that I know from informal exposure.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Everything was good. If course content could have been more detailed it would have been even better. After completing this course I do feel more confident in this area, however not confident enough to take and clear a project management certification such as PMP.
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4 years, 6 months ago
I thinks it's quite good, but this course should provide more information about technical problem. I had trouble with submitting my courseworks, i could not verify it and i also was not receive mail of the complete course from coursera
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Content is rich and examples studied were really interesting. Availability of instructors is valuable. The experience is exciting. This MOOC helped me reviewing the essentiel and fundamental topics related to scheduling and planning management. May be in the future it could be worthy to add a part in the course talking about probability, and Monte Carlo modelling.
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4 years, 6 months ago
The Instructor was one of the best instructors. She knows what she is talking and in tries to provide the best and easiest example. As the most of students who live in developing countries will not able to get project management software like Ms Project. I would recommend we need project management excel base because its available and everyone who has computer will able to access. 1. Earn value excel base 2. Schedule excel base 3. Network excel base 4. Other Thank you very much indeed.
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4 years, 6 months ago
It was very nice course, the lectures were full of information and well-prepared. Lots of additional movies to help you understand topic. I highly recommend anyone to join to this course!
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