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A More Realistic Timeline Part I

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains schedule risks analysis using the start-up example. As you watch this video, think about some of the risks and variability that you may …

How Do We Schedule?

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains how scheduling noncritical tasks is important in project planning. She poses the questions: When do we schedule those noncritical tasks activities? When do …

Getting Started Using Microsoft Project

As Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne mentioned in the previous video, there are plenty of tools out there to identify the critical path and proper duration for tasks. As you watch this …

Determine the Completion Date and Critical Path

While watching this video, think about some of the challenges you’ve experienced in coming up with proper duration of tasks involved in your project/s. Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses some challenges …

Why Plan?

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains the importance of having a plan. A plan includes the following components: Identify the scope Identify tasks, dependencies, and schedule Plan resources Clarify trade-offs and decision …

Reflecting on Common Mistakes

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains mistakes that are commonly made as a plan is developed. While watching the video think about some common mistakes that you have made …

Project Life-Cycle

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses the importance of standing back and thinking about the entire life cycle of a project. She recommends taking the time to reflect on a project once …

Examples of Project Success and Failure

Watch the Youtube videos below and think about what factors led to the success of one project and the failure of another. After you finish the videos, watch the Debriefing …

Project Success and Failure

In this video, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains why projects fail so often and what we can do to ensure success. Think about some of the projects that you’ve been involved …

Considering the Organization and Stakeholders

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains the importance of identifying the organization and stakeholders involved in projects. Think about the same project you identified in previous sections and the questions below: Who …

How Do We Define A Project?

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses in this video initiating a project and five aspects of the project definition. As you watch this video think about a project you are currently working …

From Plan to Action

In this video, listen as Professor Yael Grushka- Cockayne explains the different types of questions that need be considered and addressed as you work through the execution of a project. …

Course Wrap Up

As you watch this video think about what some of your key takeaways are from this course, and how you will apply these takeaways to your next project. Once you’ve …