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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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Project ManagementRisk AnalysisPlanningProject Planning
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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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2 horas para concluir

Welcome to the World of Projects

Welcome to the course -- we're excited you're here! In our first week, we'll 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'll look at a model for examining a project’s organization and its stakeholders, and then analyze those stakeholders using a power/interest grid. We'll look at the main reasons why many projects fail and then learn how to measure success. Finally, we'll review the key stages in the project life cycle and highlight the important features of each stage. ...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 34 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
What Is a Project?5min
How Do We Define a Project?5min
Considering the Organization & Stakeholders5min
Project Success & Failure5min
The Making of Boyhood & British Airways T5 Examplesmin
The Making of Boyhood & British Airways T5 Summary1min
Project Life Cycle4min
Reading4 leituras
Course Overview10min
The Making of Boyhood and British Airways Terminal Five Examples10min
HealthCare.gov (Supplemental Case Study)10min
Week 1 Slides10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The Fundamentals30min
Week
2
Clock
2 horas para concluir

The Ins & Outs of Project Planning

During our second week, we'll 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'll discuss the process of scoping out a project and see tools that can help us identify what should be included in our project. We'll learn about sequencing project tasks and the nature of the dependencies among project activates. We'll learn how to determine a project’s duration and critical path, how it is determined, and why it is useful. We'll see how we should schedule a project and, finally, we’ll review how you can make changes to a plan to support your overall project objectives....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Detailed Scoping6min
Identifying Dependencies5min
Determine the Completion Date & Critical Path17min
How Do We Schedule?3min
What If I Don’t Like Planning? Making Changes3min
Reflecting on Common Mistakes7min
Virginia Festival of the Book (Supplemental Case Study)4min
Supplemental Tutorial: Getting Started with Microsoft Project6min
Reading1 leituras
Week 2 Slides10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Project Planning30min
Week
3
Clock
2 horas para concluir

It’s a Risky World & Then the Unexpected Happened

In our third week, we'll consider the risk and uncertainties projects face. We'll understand what is risky about projects. We'll identify and assess project risks and prioritize these risks in order to focus our attention on those most impactful to the project. We’ll consider schedule risks in detail and ask, "What is the likelihood of finishing on time? What are the drivers that may cause delays in my project?" We'll see how a project budget can be set to include a contingency. Finally, we'll consider situations with a high degree of ambiguity and identify methods than can useful in these situations....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 60 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Identifying & Assessing Project Risks9min
A More Realistic Timeline Part I6min
A More Realistic Timeline Part II8min
Cost Risk Analysis3min
Planning for Ambiguity4min
Lumi Juice (Supplemental Case Study)3min
Supplemental Tutorial: Modeling Schedule Uncertainty Part I - Tornado Charts in Microsoft Excel7min
Supplemental Tutorial: Modeling Schedule Uncertainty Part II - Monte Carlo Simulations in Microsoft Excel7min
Reading1 leituras
Week 3 Slides10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Project Risks30min
Week
4
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3 horas para concluir

Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution

In our final week, we'll 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'll consider the individuals who are executing the project and how their habits impact project progress. We'll discuss some alternative methods for project execution such as Agile, Scrum, and Kanban. Finally, we'll review and summarize the course, and our journey from project definition through execution and completion....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 65 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
Earned Value12min
Those Who Execute8min
Agile, Scrum, & Kanban14min
Supplemental Tutorial: Tracking Progress & Updating Project Plan in Microsoft Project9min
Project Management in the Wild1min
Project Management Case File #1432min
Project Management Case File #1686min
Course Conclusion4min
Reading2 leituras
Salesforce.com (Supplemental Case Study)10min
Week 4 Slides10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Earned Value30min
Project Execution30min

Instrutores

Yael Grushka-Cockayne (@grushkay)

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

Sobre University of Virginia

A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • To get Project Management Institute (PMI) professional development units (PDUs), log in to PMI to access your account and submit a report.

    -- Check out the general tips in this article: http://www.pmi.org/help/ccrs_user/default.htm

    -- Follow the steps in this article: http://www.pmi.org/help/ccrs_user/default.htm

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