Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This class introduces the concepts of project planning, Agile Project Management, critical path method, network analysis, and simulation for project risk analysis. Learners are equipped with the language and mindset for planning and managing successful projects.
4 weeks, 2 hours per week
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
- Describe how to initiate a project by defining the project goal, identifying the priorities, and establishing the organization.
- Explain how to develop a project plan by identifying the scope, task dependencies, schedule, critical path, and risks.
- Identify factors that lead to project success.
- Describe the four stages of the project-life-cycle and the role each stage has in the evolution of a project.
- Explain how to execute a project by monitoring the progress, communicating with stakeholders, and deciding how to correct and control.
- Develop an awareness of some behavioral biases in project settings and identify how these impact the planning and execution of a project.
- Develop the language and mindset for planning and managing projects by properly setting and prioritizing project goals and objectives.
- Identify the most appropriate project management methodology given the project objectives, the degrees of uncertainty, and the constraints.
- What a project is, what it is not, and why that matters
- How projects are defined and a project’s three objectives
- Models for examining a project’s organization and its stakeholders
- Reasons why projects fail and how to measure success
- Key stages in the project life-cycle and the features of each
- Why we plan and how to develop a project plan
- Process of scoping
- Tools that can help us identify what should be included in a project
- Sequencing project tasks and the nature of dependencies among project activities
- Determine a project’s duration and critical path
- Schedule a project and making changes to a plan
- Identify and assess project risks
- Prioritize and schedule project risks
- Setting a project budget
- Identify methods that can be used in situations with high degree of ambiguity
- Execution phase of a project
- Earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress
- How habits of individuals executing the project can impact progress
- Alternative methods for project execution: Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
Issued on 23rd September 2017
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