Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management
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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : Spanish
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Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, either formally or informally. We are engaged in projects at home and at work. Across settings, planning principles and execution methodologies can offer ways in which projects can be run more effectively and efficiently. Project management provides organizations (and individuals) with the language and the frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks. This is an introductory course on the key concepts of planning and executing projects. We will identify factors that lead to project success, and learn how to plan, analyze, and manage projects. Learners will be exposed to state-of-the-art methodologies and to considering the challenges of various types of projects. As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has been approved by PMI to issue 12 professional development units (PDUs) for this course, which focuses on core competencies recognized by PMI. (Provider #2122)

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Welcome to the World of Projects
    Welcome to the course -- we're excited you're here! In our first week, we will gain an understanding of what a project is, what it isn't, and why that matters. We'll consider how projects are defined and a project’s three objectives. We will look at a model fo...
  • Week 2 - The Ins and Outs of Project Planning
    During our second week, we will start digging into the details, focusing on how to develop a project plan. We'll understand why we plan and what a plan should or should not include. We will discuss the process of scoping out a project and see tools that can he...
  • Week 3 - It’s a Risky World and Then the Unexpected Happened
    In our third week, we will consider the risk and uncertainties projects face. We'll understand what is risky about projects. We will identify and assess project risks and prioritize these risks in order to focus our attention on those most impactful to the pro...
  • Week 4 - Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution
    In our final week, we will move from plan to action and consider the execution phase of a project. We'll learn about the earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress. We will consider the individuals who are executing the project and how their...
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Yael Grushka-Cockayne (@grushkay)
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

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The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, and located on a World Heritage site in Charlottesville, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.
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