Online course: Project Management: The Basics for Success

Dates: any time

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 out of 7481 ratings (see top rating courses here)

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: University of California at Coursera


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Project Management: The Basics for Success

This course combines the essential elements of Project Management and Team Leadership into one course. Through class engagement and reflection, you will acquire further understanding of the responsibilities of leadership and become better prepared to apply this knowledge to the project environment.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Learn about the role of high performance teams and leadership in project management

2. Learn about the tools and techniques for developing and strengthening high performance teams and team members

3. Learn about the stages in project cycle

4. Apply best practices to develop competencies and skills in planning and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes

5. Learn how to monitor project activities and assess progress

6. Learn to communicate proficiently to report project status and performance to stakeholders and contribute to organizational knowledge base


WEEK 1: 2 hours to complete

Foundational Project Management Elements

Introduction 1m
1.1 What is a Project? 7m
1.2 Scope 9m
1.3 Planning and Scheduling 7m
1.4 Stakeholder Analysis 5m

WEEK 2: 1 hour to complete


2.1 Planning10m
2.2 Planning and the WBS, Part 14m
2.3 Planning and the WBS, Part 28m

WEEK 3: 1 hour to complete

Planning and Scheduling

3.1 Planning and Scheduling 12m
3.2 Constructing a Schedule 11m

WEEK 4: 4 hours to complete

Project Leadership, Teamwork, and Dealing with Difficult People

4.1 Planning Human Resources 7m
4.2 Assembling the Team 6m
4.3 Leading and Managing the Team 10m
4.4 Monitoring and Controlling 8m
4.5 Closing a Project 4m
4.6 Project Teamwork Part 1 14m
4.7 Project Teamwork Part 2 16m
4.8 Project Teamwork Part 3 12m
4.9 Working with Difficult People Part 1 14m
4.10 Working with Difficult People Part 2 14m
4.11 Working with Difficult People Part 3 12m

Improving your chances to Get a job series

This online course is one of the parts of the series “Improving your chances to get a job”, provided by University of California:

1 Project Management: The Basics for Success
2 Work Smarter, Not Harder
3 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
4 Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
5 Online course – High-Impact Business Writing
6 The Art of Negotiation
7 Fundamentals of Management
10 Career Success Project

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