IBM
Project Management Foundations, Initiation, and Planning
IBM

Project Management Foundations, Initiation, and Planning

This course is part of multiple programs.

Taught in English

Some content may not be translated

Skill-Up EdTech Team
Daniel C. Yeomans

Instructors: Skill-Up EdTech Team

16,295 already enrolled

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(193 reviews)

|

96%

Beginner level

Recommended experience

20 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Compare and contrast predictive and adaptive project management models

  • Investigate how to lead effective meetings and how motivating your team can lead to project success

  • Create planning documents and others that help you scope a project, plan project schedules, and create accurate budgets

  • Apply processes and tools that drive project initiation

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Assessments

14 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(193 reviews)

|

96%

Beginner level

Recommended experience

20 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is available as part of
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be asked to select a specific program.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 6 modules in this course

Welcome to Module 1, which introduces the three-course project management series and the importance of project management in any career path. This module will summarize what you can expect to learn in this three-course series and what the first course will cover. You will also learn the three constraints in project management, how to get the most out of this series, and the project management certifications for which we prepare you.

What's included

8 videos4 readings1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 2, which introduces traditional project management terms, models, and methodologies. In this module, you will learn about predictive and adaptive project management models and the importance of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) model. You will also learn how organizations impact and influence projects, the importance of the Project Management Office (PMO), and fitting the project to the customer’s needs.

What's included

6 videos4 readings3 quizzes1 plugin

Welcome to Module 3, which introduces topics on modern project management techniques. In this module, you will learn the Project Management Body of Knowledge’s (PMBOK) 12 principles and how to apply them to a project. You will learn how to avoid common causes of project failure, the importance of organizing and leading effective meetings, how motivation and influencing your team can lead to project success, and the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) quality process.

What's included

9 videos4 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

Welcome to Module 4, where the focus is on the project initiating phase and the many tools and techniques you need to know to be a successful project manager. In this module, you will learn about the processes and tools that drive the initiation phase and the purpose and structure of essential documents like the business case, project charter, project brief, stakeholder register, and stakeholder engagement plan. You will also learn the importance of decision-making in project management and be able to summarize the Project Management Institute's (PMI) decision-making methods. You will interact with labs and Subject Matter Expert (SME) videos to discover the importance of the stakeholder register, analyze a simulated stakeholder engagement plan, and learn tips and tricks to identify stakeholder roles and responsibilities and how to initiate a project.

What's included

10 videos1 reading4 quizzes1 discussion prompt3 plugins

Welcome to Module 5, which covers project planning processes, documents, and tips. In this module, you will learn end-to-end scope, schedule, budget, support planning techniques, and documents and tips supporting these processes. You will also understand the importance of earned value management and the project management plan approval process.

What's included

10 videos7 readings3 quizzes3 plugins

In this module, you will complete a final exam that tests your knowledge on the course content. The exam will include questions on topics including but not limited to: project management concepts, principles, terminology, and methodologies, designing effective project management templates, improving project management results, setting up and initiating projects, and planning the project. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and proficiency in initiating and planning projects through a peer-graded final project.

What's included

6 videos5 readings1 quiz1 peer review5 plugins

Instructors

Instructor ratings
4.7 (67 ratings)
Skill-Up EdTech Team
SkillUp EdTech
46 Courses53,721 learners
Daniel C. Yeomans
SkillUp EdTech
16 Courses38,493 learners

Offered by

SkillUp EdTech

Recommended if you're interested in Support and Operations

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 193

4.7

193 reviews

  • 5 stars

    78.86%

  • 4 stars

    14.43%

  • 3 stars

    2.06%

  • 2 stars

    2.57%

  • 1 star

    2.06%

BW
5

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

RN
5

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024

TO
5

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

New to Support and Operations? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions