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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (Coursera)

Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, either formally or informally. We are engaged in projects at home and at work. Across settings, planning principles and execution methodologies can offer ways in which projects can be run more effectively and efficiently. Project management provides organizations (and individuals) with the language and the frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks.

This is an introductory course on the key concepts of planning and executing projects. We will identify factors that lead to project success, and learn how to plan, analyze, and manage projects. Learners will be exposed to state-of-the-art methodologies and to considering the challenges of various types of projects.


Week 1: Welcome to the World of Projects

Week 2: The Ins and Outs of Project Planning

Week 3: It’s a Risky World and Then the Unexpected Happened

Week 4: Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution