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Introduction to Week 2: Project Planning

Welcome to The Ins and Outs of Project Planning! This second week we focus on answering the question, how do we develop a plan? During this week, we’ll understand why …

Those Who Execute

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne addresses the importance of considering and identifying the technical and human factors that can contribute to a project’s success or failure. As you watch …

Earned Value

In this video, Professor Grushka-Cockayne explains how to use Earned Value Analysis to understand how things are progressing on a project. Think about a project you have recently been involved …

Agile, Scrum, and Kanban

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses agile approaches such as Scrum and Kanban for project execution. As you watch this video, think about whether or not these approaches might …

Project Management in Action: Lumi Juice

In the previous discussion question, you made suggestions for how Lewis (founder of Lumi Juice) can plan for risks that you previously identified and prioritized in this project. Now, watch …

Planning for Ambiguity

As you watch this video, think about some of the projects that you have previously or currently been involved with. Were any of these projects considered highly ambiguous projects, with …

Cost Risk Analysis

There is uncertainty related to the cost of projects. As you watch this video, think about a recent or current project that you have worked on. What are some of …

Identifying and Assessing Project Risks

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses creating a risk management plan. As you watch this video, think about a risk management plan for one of your recent or current …

A More Realistic Timeline Part II

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne continues to discuss schedule risks analysis using the start-up example. She explains how to come up with complete probability distributions for an overall project …

A Tutorial for Using Tornado Charts

As you watch this tutorial on how to use Tornado Charts for managing duration risks and variability, think about how you might use this as a tool for your next …