Project planning and management
Coursera training, MOOC (2017). Given online by the University of Virginia (US), this training introduces the key concepts of planning, executing and managing various types of projects. Every organization runs projects, formally or informally. Project management provides organizations and individuals with the language and methodologies for scoping projects, identifying dependencies, sequencing activities, utilizing resources and minimizing risks.
Week 1: Welcome to the world of projects
- Organization and stakeholders;
- Project success and failure;
- Project life-cycle.
Week 2: The ins and outs of project planning
- Detailed scoping;
- Identifying dependencies;
- Completion date and critical path.
Week 3: It’s a risky world
- Assessing project risks;
- Cost risk analysis;
- Planning for ambiguity.
Week 4: Project execution
- From plan to action;
- Earned value;
- Agile, Scrum and Kanban.