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Approx. 9 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • How to initiate, define and organize a project

  • How to develop a project plan, including scoping, sequencing tasks, and determining a critical path

  • How to assess, prioritize and manage project risk

  • How to execute projects and use the earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress

Skills you will gain

Risk AnalysisProject PlanningPlanningManagementProject Management

Learner Career Outcomes

28%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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University of Virginia

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to the World of Projects

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
What Is a Project?5m
How Do We Define a Project?5m
Considering the Organization & Stakeholders5m
Project Success & Failure5m
The Making of Boyhood & British Airways T5 Examples20s
The Making of Boyhood & British Airways T5 Summary1m
Project Life Cycle4m
4 readings
Course Overview10m
The Making of Boyhood and British Airways Terminal Five Examples10m
HealthCare.gov (Supplemental Case Study)10m
Week 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
The Fundamentals30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Ins & Outs of Project Planning

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Detailed Scoping6m
Identifying Dependencies5m
Determine the Completion Date & Critical Path17m
How Do We Schedule?3m
What If I Don’t Like Planning? Making Changes3m
Reflecting on Common Mistakes7m
Virginia Festival of the Book (Supplemental Case Study)4m
Supplemental Tutorial: Getting Started with Microsoft Project6m
1 reading
Week 2 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Project Planning30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

It’s a Risky World & Then the Unexpected Happened

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Identifying & Assessing Project Risks9m
A More Realistic Timeline Part I6m
A More Realistic Timeline Part II8m
Cost Risk Analysis3m
Planning for Ambiguity4m
Lumi Juice (Supplemental Case Study)3m
Supplemental Tutorial: Modeling Schedule Uncertainty Part I - Tornado Charts in Microsoft Excel7m
Supplemental Tutorial: Modeling Schedule Uncertainty Part II - Monte Carlo Simulations in Microsoft Excel7m
1 reading
Week 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Project Risks30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Earned Value12m
Those Who Execute8m
Agile, Scrum, & Kanban14m
Supplemental Tutorial: Tracking Progress & Updating Project Plan in Microsoft Project9m
Project Management in the Wild1m
Project Management Case File #1432m
Project Management Case File #1686m
Course Conclusion4m
2 readings
Salesforce.com (Supplemental Case Study)10m
Week 4 Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Earned Value30m
Project Execution30m

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