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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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
the pdf is a little simple and i 'd like to see most of the content on pdf for future reference and the introduce of software is a little bit concise. I'd like to know more about how it is used.
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3 years, 10 months ago
Just what I was looking for - the right level, an accessible amount of content and information that's directly applicable to my day to day job. Thank you for running this course.
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3 years, 10 months ago
It was a very enriching experience. The teacher knew how to transmit clearly all the subjects taught. I really enjoyed this platform. Regarding the material supplied I think it might take a little more information so in the future we can easily recall the matter. Thank you!
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3 years, 11 months ago
Great course! Brief, but very clear introduction to the subject of project management. It includes real life examples and software demonstrations. Just what I have been looking for.
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3 years, 11 months ago
Frankly this course was very useful for me as a civil engineer . And the information in this course is highly important and prof Yael Grushka-Cockayne shows the lectures in a simple way
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3 years, 11 months ago
It was a fascinating course offered by the right provider and presented by the right instructor the right way for the right people. By this you know what I mean and you exactly know from which part of the course I am taking it.
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3 years, 11 months ago
Thank you for providing such vast information within four weeks. It was a good experience and gain more knowledge about many concepts needed to improve my carrier. And please let me know I a Certificate of Accomplishments is available ??
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
The course was very basic for four weeks. I am looking forward to a more advanced version of this subject, but this was a good introduction. Definitely a good foundation for someone just starting to learn about project planning and management.
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3 years, 11 months ago
content very good. instructor she is fantastic. great well organized. right to the point explaining in very nice orderly Manners. provider very good as well..i paid for the certificate but did not get it yet
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
This course was an eyeopener for me, I never realised there's so much involved in project planning. Yael explained everything clearly and it was easy to understand. Thanks to Coursera I could complete all the modules on my phone. I would definitely recomment this course to everyone.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Great teacher ! I enjoyed following the class very much, was able to complete the course and stay motivated. It's simple to follow, not too long while providing basic information. The content is very useful. She gives concrete examples and is open to discussion, really cares about the students. Many thanks to the team and service !
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4 years ago
It would be great if we can find lectures remain in this site after the propsed time finished, so others and those who did not attend earlier may find lessons there. Thank yiu
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Touches on many important concepts. Pace is quite reasonable. Not a lot of depth, but definitely offers a flavor of the questions that one might ask when beginning project planning. Lectures were interesting. Great experience overall for people without much management experience. The case studies were the most interesting for me because it was a slice of reality amidst the theory.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I really enjoyed the course to bad i was a bit late & couldn't en-roll in Verify Track, this course is on my future watch list & i'll definitely en-roll myself in verify track.. Thank You Professor.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I enjoyed it, I walked away feeling like I could confidently plan a big project. I also feel like I received some extra ammo for when I do apply for roles.
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4 years ago
The course is very rich with the necessary information that will enhance my project management skills and general performances in carrying out my responsibilities. I have learnt a lot from this course and has given me a good start-up preparation for the PMP certification.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
It was an enriching and useful experience, as it allows by reviewing the course material in a quick and timely manner. The teacher has a great mastery of the subject, and uses a simple and friendly language for the student. I highly recommend this course for their usefulness and application to the professional and working life
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Well worth it. Perfect instruction. Thank you Yael. I was short on education hours for my CAPM and this course earned me the extra hours I needed. Thankful
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The instructor is excellent, the content great, but I would like to have more written details, more documentation. The provider and the services are wonderfull. I have really enjoyed this Coursera course. Thanks!
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4 years ago
The content was concise and informative. The instructor was on point and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the subject and eager to learn more. Overall a very effective course. Highly recommend.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Very accessible and easy to understand overview of Project Planning and Management. I finished the course with a "toolbox" of planning and management tools that I can apply to my work.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The Whole Thing Was Almost Right As Fundamentals Of Project Planning & a Place To Start Learning In This Specialty. It May Was Little Short But Still Ok, And Kindly I Would Like To Be Informed For Further Courses In The Same Many Thanks
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4 years ago
The knowledge imparted on this project management course is niche and well explained. The methodologies are properly described with case studies, that really help to garner our understanding more deeply.Will be looking for more detailed course on agile and scrum.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The course materials are really excellent and the instructor was very good in explaining the points clearly. The video lectures are interesting. The quiz questions were very competitive and they made me think deeply before answering.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The course was excellent. I have learned a lot. I will be able to use the knowledge practically. The Instructor mode of teaching was excellent. The content was rich and has almost covered the fundamentals of project planning and management. The quizzes, case studies and discussion forums were the interactive part of overall course. The course enhanced my knowledge and I will suggest my colleagues and friends to take this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
A lot of information was provided in 4 weeks including research thinking, opening topics for further study. The instructor conveyed the topics clearly and concisely and at a good pace. The Coursera teaching model enabled me to study around my schedule. It worked.
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4 years ago
1. The best online course I've taken till now.. 2. Yael is just the best instructor for this course. If I can describe her in one word, I'd say "happy"...she spreads the happiness throughout the course, she doesn't only deliver information, she loves what she's delivering, you can feel the happiness atmosphere while you're earning. 3. The duration of all video lectures is perfect. 1. The best online course I've taken till now.. 2. Yael is just the best instructor for this course. If I can describe her in one word, I'd say "happy"...she spreads the happiness throughout the course, she doesn't only deliver information, she loves what she's delivering, you can feel the happiness atmosphere while you're earning. 3. The duration of all video lectures is perfect.
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4 years ago
The Course Content was very good, easy to understand and assimilate, the instructor was also very good, she knows how to teach and pass the message across in a way that anyone will understand. I really i appreciate the fact that i registered for this course
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The course was very well designed, covering almost everything important and was easy to understand, thanks to Prof. Yale. I especially liked the inclusion of case studies and demonstration of MS Project and excel tools to apply the concepts.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This is one of the first courses I have seriously taken through Coursera. I am a Software Engineer, looking into entering a Project Manager role. The course was extremely helpful to get the basics and has given an introduction to the tools and the Agile methodologies. The instructor Yael Grushka-Cockayne has done a great job!
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