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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Jason Todt

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
I have just started this course and am excited to become certified in project management. I have very little experience and I see myself as a professional. The hardest part is making others see that I demand the same respect in return. A certification should say that I am truly qualified in this area and that you need to hire me. I am not just saying that I know what I'm doing, I have a certification that says I am a professional.
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Thien Nguyen

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
This course is very good for research in project management; I have just passed this course on Tuesday, June 14 2016. Thanks you so much , and I loved to joint all forum to study for my career.
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Joana Patriarca

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
This course gave me more than what i expected to receive. The team did a great job. All information was clear and concise. Every phase of project management was explained in detail. I do recommend this course to enhance professional and personal skills!
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6/10 starsTaking Now
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4 years, 1 month ago
I was searching on internet for this course and i am hopeful this is the best place where i can get what i want from this project management course.
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Rafat Gobran

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
thank you for interesting i need to learn this course to quilifie in this field i ok enrolle in this course
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Samuel OKIJIOLA

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
I missed out on the first opportunity I had to take this course, although neither is this time frame really free for me, however I will make sure I completed the course this time around. Thank you for given people like me another privilege to learn. God bless!
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Retin Obi

6/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
Cant wait to join in. This might be a good time to write pmi exams. Im sure going to spread the news too, we aint got enough PM in Nigeria.
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Meshileya Is

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
I surely know this is the perfect thing i have been searching for, when it comes to the talk of Project Management
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Suela NASKA

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 1 month ago
thank you for this oportunities you offer to as.I think is very imporatant to impruve MY selfe in this cours.I am ready to strat and win some new skills how to make and manage a proiject,wich is very important to me to have knowlidge in it,its very valueable to me.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
A very good course for beginners. Can help you a lot. The videos are quite good and contains a lot of information.
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Odujole Ajibola

8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
this course has great content, excellent instructors and edx is very great online platform/provider. i have gained adept knowledge into project management. with this i can learn more on project management
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
The course is really interesting. i was wondering if you think to plan an advanced one (Complex project management). Thank you to all the Instructors
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5/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
After finishing the course, it feels like I got a bird's eye view of what project management entails, but little in the way of tangible skills. It could be a foundation to understand what to study next, but very little is described in enough detail to put to use. The exercises weren't well integrated into the course and the quizzes used for grading are basically listening comprehension checks. On the upside, it's easy, but the description promises practical skills and the course is more of an overview.
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Mkembe Duwale

1/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 3 months ago
The exam questions are really unrelated to the course material. I wish the course would give more practical examples instead of theory.
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Devon Duveau

1/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 4 months ago
The questions on the exams are the most random collection of questions ever. 90% of the questions are not even dealt with in the lectures, so basically they're just asking random things.
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David Cross

8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 3 months ago
Very good course to provide people interested in this subject with a basic understanding of the key concepts and terminology used in project management. After completing the course, you'll be able to join a project team as a member and have an understanding of the project management process. It will not, however, provide you with the skills required to be a successful project manager.
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Donna N

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 4 months ago
For an introductory course, this is extremely detailed. You're taken through not just the theory of Project Management, but you're also given detailed examples to refer to, as well as frequent discussion questions to get you thinking practically about how a project is handled as it progresses. Instructor videos (with sidebar and downloadable transcripts) further walk you through the fine details of each stage, and weekly knowledge checks are given based on the information that was taught. In addition, there are lots of downloadable handouts of diagrams and that are relevant and crucial to the project management process. Anyone who says that the knowledge checks ask random questions based on information that wasn't taught, clearly did not utilise the wealth of information that is provided each week. If you take this class seriously and approach it as you would in a classroom setting - that is, paying attention to the videos, utilising... For an introductory course, this is extremely detailed. You're taken through not just the theory of Project Management, but you're also given detailed examples to refer to, as well as frequent discussion questions to get you thinking practically about how a project is handled as it progresses. Instructor videos (with sidebar and downloadable transcripts) further walk you through the fine details of each stage, and weekly knowledge checks are given based on the information that was taught. In addition, there are lots of downloadable handouts of diagrams and that are relevant and crucial to the project management process. Anyone who says that the knowledge checks ask random questions based on information that wasn't taught, clearly did not utilise the wealth of information that is provided each week. If you take this class seriously and approach it as you would in a classroom setting - that is, paying attention to the videos, utilising the handouts and saving or taking notes from the transcripts - you will be able to pass each knowledge check and have a good understanding of how to manage a project. I have NO project management experience, yet in week three of six, I already feel very confident about what I'm learning.
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Sosthene Nteziyaremye

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
As coordinator of NGO operating here in Rwanda,through this course i will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable me to meet our goals through the elaboration of different projects and ensure their successful implementation
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Simone Sith

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
relaly interesting course. it helped me lots because i need this level of skill for my job i thought the content was very high quality as was the course tutors
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4 years, 5 months ago
Very timely to augment a current project requiring some knowledge in the subject. Lectures are rich in their fields of study too. As a requirement as a PM, the course will compliment my role as a superintendent.
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Tochukwu Nmabugwu

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
For me, the course will definitely shape my career as a project manager on pipeline EPC project. I am opportuned to spare head the seamless execution of this project and from my interaction so far, I cannot do without crossing my ts and dotting my is in PM.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
I have done the Master of Degree in the Project Management since January.2016, nevertheless, I need to do a complementary course in order to get more knowledge and experience about it. Probably it will be magnific for me!!!
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kristina jganjgava

9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
i am working as an lecturer at University, i would like to attend this Course as i find it very interesting and i am sure will enjoy a lot.
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Oludayo Sokunbi

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
Waoh, this is exactly what I need. I have been looking for this opportunity for a long time. This will definitely boost my job prospect
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Gagandeep Singh

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
Hi , I am working as IT professional and looking for PMP certification. This is my first step to study project management. I am very thrilled see the content. thanks
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Doreen Avi

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
The course content is exactly what need for a career boost. I'm currently in charge of programs and projects with of NGO and I'm looking forward to acquire the requisite knowledge to improve upon my work.
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Lilian Deogratias

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
what i thing about instructor are good well known,also about the content it is clear and thank you very much for introducing this course because it seems that a lot of people are very interested and they loved
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Anil Jacob

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
My career started as technician in UAE. I moved to Qatar as Commissioning Engineer. Presently I am moving to Dubai as Project Engineer. I am taking this course because I need handle multimillion project in my current position . I believe this course will help me to grow in my career. Thanks to all who are working behind this course
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Zeeshan Asghar

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
i am interested in this course. it seems to be very informative. looking for its content plz. hope to start it soon....
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