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Course 2 of 4 in the
Beginner Level
Approx. 44 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian

Learner Career Outcomes

17%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Course 2 of 4 in the
Beginner Level
Approx. 44 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Introduction, Quality Metrics, and Contracts

7 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 21 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
About the Class Project1m
Module Overview1m
The New Restaurant Project2m
Examples of Quality Metrics1m
Hints from Margaret: Project and Product Quality Objectives 11m
Hints from Margaret: Project and Product Quality Objectives 21m
Project and Product Quality1m
More on Contracts (1.070)3m
Risk Management (1.080)3m
When All Goes Well... (1.090)39s
Hints from Margaret: Contracts1m
8 readings
Course Information and Syllabus1h
Course Deferral and Cancellation Policies10m
Coursera Technical Support10m
Reminder: Live Session - Week 110m
About the Instructor10m
Module Readings1h
Interactive Video: Types of Contracts10m
Module Wrap-Up2m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded Quiz: What is a Quality Metric?6m
Quality Metrics and Contracts20m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Risks and Estimates

6 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 28 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Now What? Risk Responses (2.050)6m
Successful Project Managers Manage Risks1m
Hints from Margaret: Risk1m
Estimating Challenges (2.070)3m
Overview: Types of Estimates (2.080)2m
Parametric Estimating (2.100)2m
Basis of Estimates (2.110)1m
What Is a Cost Baseline? (2.120)2m
Hints from Margaret: Getting Ready to Estimate1m
Hints from Margaret: Detailed Estimating1m
7 readings
Module Introduction2m
Required Reading40m
Interactive Presentation: What is Risk?10m
Reminder: Live Session - Week 210m
Interactive: Identifying and Analyzing Project Risks10m
Video Presentation on Analogous Estimating4m
Module Wrap-Up5m
1 practice exercise
Risks and Estimates20m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

More on Estimates

8 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 16 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Déjà Vu: Approaches Used to Estimate Time1m
Three Point Estimates: What's the Point?3m
Estimating Duration Is Just the Beginning of Your Schedule2m
Effort Versus Duration: Real Life Examples (3.080)3m
Hints from Margaret: Making Estimates for Work Packages1m
Hints from Margaret: Effort and Duration Estimates1m
7 readings
Module Overview1m
Required Readings1h
Reminder: Live Session - Week 310m
Link to Video: What Exactly Are You Estimating?3m
Video: Effort Versus Duration3m
Module Wrap-Up;10m
Midterm Survey1m
1 practice exercise
More on Estimating20m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Network Diagram, Critical Path, and Scheduling Software

7 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Creating a Diagram: The Forward Pass5m
Creating a Diagram: The Backward Pass2m
Hints from Margaret: Sequencing the Work1m
The Critical Path and Float3m
Gantt Chart6m
History of Scheduling3m
Factors to Consider When Selecting Scheduling Software3m
Hints from Margaret: Scheduling Software1m
Hints from Margaret: Creating a Network Diagram1m
5 readings
Module Overview1m
Required Reading1h
Reminder: Live Session - Week 410m
Interactive Scenario: Making Project Scheduling Decisions10m
Module Wrap-Up1m
1 practice exercise
Network Diagram, Critical Path, and Scheduling Software20m

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