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What Is a Project?

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses in this video what a project is, and what factors projects have in common. As you watch the video think about the following: What are some …

Course Introduction

What are the basic ideas and common language around what it takes to successfully and effectively plan and manage projects? Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, …

Salesforce.com’s Switch to Agile

Salesforce.com is a global S&P 500 software firm best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) tool. The Saleforce.com products are typically delivered through cloud computing also known as ‘software …

Lumi Juice: From Concept to Store- Part II

During week 3 we are going to revisit the Lumi Juice example in order to examine and understand identifying, prioritizing, and planning for risks. You were provided important background information …

From Planning to Executing

Congratulations on completing week 3 of the course! Hopefully, you’ve gained some key insights into thinking about risks. During this week we finished covering the ‘Plan’ stage of the Project …

From Scoping to Risks

Congratulations on completing Week 2 of the course! Hopefully, you’ve gained some key insights into how to develop a plan. During this week we started covering the ‘Plan’ stage of …

Introduction to Week 4: Executing Projects

Welcome to Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution! During week 4 we will focus on answering the following questions: How do we execute projects? What approaches should we consider implementing in …

The Healthcare.gov Exchange Case Study- Part II

You have already defined the HealthCare.gov project in terms of scope, timing, and budget. And, you have identified the organization of the project and the main parties involved. Now, read …

Congrats on Completing the Course!

Thank you all for your hard work and participation during these four weeks. Your involvement in this course made for a richer and deeper learning experience. What You Have Achieved …

From Initiation to Planning

Congratulations on completing Week 1 of the course! Hopefully, you’ve gained some key insights into what a project is and how it’s defined. During this week we covered the ‘Initiate’ …

Brief Overview of PERT

For those of you interested in learning more about the statistical tool used in project management, Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), please see the below information on how to …