Introduction to Project Management

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Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end. Since every project relies on the people who are delivering it, the course a...

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end. Since every project relies on the people who are delivering it, the course also enables you to explore how you can effectively communicate, manage people and employ leadership skills to successfully deliver your own project.

In Introduction to Project Management, you will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Join us to explore how you can benefit from using project management techniques in your own projects.

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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
The course is very interesting,i need this course to work smartly as a coordinator of a charity NGO in guine bissau.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 year, 8 months ago
Very nice and easy to follow course, will definitely take more of this entity courses. The subjects were well presented and the instructors very well versed, the interview with an actual PM added value to it.
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ahmed robow

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 10 months ago
this course is very interesting and very helpful as well, it will help me to work smartly on project management and many other fields.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 11 months ago
The course content is very rich and every inch of the scenario opens my mind to the importance of this subject as it relates to every areas of life.
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Ievgen Obraztsov

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
Excellent introductory course. The structure is logical, the content is balanced, high quality visual materials, very good examples and practical tasks. The course is easy to follow.
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Puleng Nthinya

1/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 1 month ago
It Will assist me with my current job as project data Verifier in performance based financing project in health care system.As well in my poultry project at home
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John Kanell

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
The course was very interesting. All instructors explained the material very well. Videos were very helpful for tasks accomplishmens. All in all this particular course was excellent.
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ELVIS NCHEMBAGULA

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 2 months ago
I wonder how can someone badly comment on this course. I have finished this course and I have gained enough knowledge on managing projects, instructors have tried their best to deliver the course and honestly speaking they deserve CONGRATULATIONS. Well done, Bravo, keep it up, I am looking forward to take another course from you.
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Pedro Trabuco

8/10 starsDropped
2 years, 4 months ago
I am enrolled in 5 edX courses (finished our finishing) and I can say that this is the worst one. The knowledge checks don't have any sense, making questions about knowledge that have not been passed yet. I found myself reviewing the videos to find answers, missing the questions and finding the answers in the next video. It doesn't make sense to evaluate knowledge that haven't been passed. I only started noticing this mistake in week 3, were I dropped the course.
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BHUGUL DWIJENDRANATH

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
Excellent .A very clear and precise lecture .We must thanks the edx team for their good support to us.
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Aygen Ozturk

7/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
The course has good content, presented and delivered poorly by the instructors. The videos are dull to listen to and you feel as if the instructor is giving a speech instead of trying to teach you something. The interviews with the actual project manager throughout the course were more interesting than the other videos. However, I found the project management frameworks interesting to listen to. I think this type of frameworks can be applied to our personal lives as well as other professional work that we do.
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Pamela Kahuni

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
Woow..Thank you to the team behind this course..They really showed commitment and passion in the way thy explained simple..Cant wait to get my certificate.Enjoying every session..m addicted..have already enrolled for the next course on offer..
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Rajendra Gautam

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
It is very best course for basic project Management. I learned from this course. Thank you for providing opportunity to learn from you.
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Marcos Vieira

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
The best MOOC course I've ever done! Thank you to the professors of the University of Adelaide! I hope they offer the course again, because unfortunately I could not complete it with certificate.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 10 months ago
This was the formal training i needed to supplement my job as an engineer. I enjoyed the diverse approach of the different tutors who kept me interested in the topic and helped me gain a well rounded understanding of the basic structure of project management.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
The content that has been developed is by keeping beginners, students and professionals who are seeking to learn fundamentals of project management. The video content has been rather good with some interactive puzzles to have a basic hand-on. Teachers have put in a great effort to make it work and deliver the knowledge. If there would have been more interviews of project managers in diversified fields of work it would have been a cherry on cake.
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Arturo Andaya

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 12 months ago
I really enjoy and learn a lot as a starter. enjoy the explanation of the facilitators each week. Thanks!
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Juan Gabriel Mejia

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
The course is introductory: it provides the foundation on the subject. It offers a very well-rounded summary of the topic. The videos and exercises complement each other very well. I recommend it for anyone who doesn't know the general guidelines involved in project management nowadays, and who wants to have a starting point for deepening inside the topic.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
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3 years, 1 month ago
The level of this course is too low. Maybe, it may be enough for a secondary school student but neither for a student at university nor for a professional: the course will not bring them anything new. The content of the course also is rather poor, there are three or four ideas and they repeat them constantly. In adittion, this course is supposed to be completed in 6 weeks with an effort of 3 hours each week. Nevertheless, anyone could manage to complete it in one afternoon. On the other hand, as many reviewers said, the questions of the tests seem to be choosen randomly because the conection between them and the matter of the course sometimes is faded. From where I stand, the cost of this course (49 dollars) may seem cheap. However, once you start it then you immediately realise that it is not. I would not recommend paying for this course and only taking it for free.
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Samuel Augusto Da Silva

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I'm loving so much this course, very useful nd helpful as for education as for work and day-to-day purposes.
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9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Very good course: we learn a method thanks to this course. The content is simple and easy to learn and that MOOC doesn't take a lot of time, allowing you to either see everything quickly or keep having a rather busy life while Learning.
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Thabiso Nage

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
I pumped into this site as was searching for real online studies,mhhh,this is an excellent,intuitive and interesting...I give it all stars
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E. Aigner

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Project Management is useful in every field of career. Thanks a lot for providing. Recommended for every employee who is or gets a team member or a project manager.
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Emmanuel Essen

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This course is worth taking. The content is rich enough to impart the needed skill on the participant who want to execute a small project with his role as a project manager.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
After successfully completing this course, i am confident that i can manage a project. I think that this course trained me all the skills and techniques i need to become a successful Project Manager.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
THIS COURSE IS VERY INTERESTING,and teachers are well educated,i appreciate them,i will be happy to receive your certificate,i am one of your ambassador in my country
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Ameya Athavale

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This course was great i appreciate for the content and the talent that professors had put in.I learned a lot from all this and will implement these skills in my real life.
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Christina George

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
The course contents are coincise, rich, very educative and understandable. The instructors are very knowledgeable, they instruct in an easy to understand way.I want to say a big thank you to all the instructors. This prograprogramme will assist me in my job as well as buost my CV.
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1/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Very poor content. Really basic theory with no real substance. Would help if ditched the focus on terminology and used more detailed case studies. People come here for help in progressing with their career so more detailed case studies and different approaches to project management like scrum, gannt scheduling, etc.
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Brice Yao

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
I have just started this course. and I really find it interesting. I will be happy to receive a certificate.
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