Last updated : 07 Aug 2016

Prepare for Career Success at University

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Programme

This is the second course in the five-part Career Edge Fullbridge XSeries, designed to prepare student for career success.

Recommended  Course  Schedule

Module 1: Introduction to Project Management

Topic 1.1 - Module 1 Overview

Topic 1.1 - What Is a Project and a Project Manager?

Topic 1.1.1 - 7 Must-Have Project Management Skills for IT Pros

Topic 1.2 - The Project Life Cycle

Discussion 1.2.1 - Project Life Cycle

Topic 1.3 - Project Management & Business Performance

Reading 1.3.1 - The Hidden Costs & Dangers of the Shortcut

Reading 1.3.2 - Delivering Large-Scale IT Projects On Time, On Budget, and On Value

Reading 1.3.3 - Manufacturer sues IBM over SAP project 'disaster'

Discussion 1.3.4 - Project Management & Business Performance

Reading 1.4.1 - Project Management Approach for Business Process Improvement

Discussion 1.4.2 - Project Management Across Industries

Topic 1.5 - Project Management Processes & Knowledge Areas

Topic 1.5.1 - Process Overview

Topic 1.5.2 - Project Management Institute (PMI) & the PMBOK Guide

Topic 1.5.3 - Project Management Processes

Topic 1.5.4 - Project Management Knowledge Areas

Topic 1.6 - Communication as the Key to Successful Project Management

Topic 1.7 - Select a Personal Case Study

Module 2: Initiating a Project - Project Charter

Topic 2.1 - Module 2 Overview

Topic 2.2 - Using Project Management Templates-3

Topic 2.2.1 - Sample Project Management Templates

Topic 2.3 - Project Deliverables

Topic 2.4 - Project Charters-3

Reading 2.4.1 - A Tale of Two Projects

Reading 2.4.2 - The Importance of Having a Project Charter

Reading 2.4.3 - More About the Importance of Project Charters

Reading 2.4.4 - So What's Your Excuse for No Project Charter?

Reading 2.4.5 - Project Charter - ASC Template

Reading 2.4.5.1 - 17 "Must Ask" Questions for Planning Successful Projects

Reading 2.4.5.2 - Examples of "Clarifying" Questions

Reading 2.4.6 - CDC Project Charter Guide

Reading 2.4.7 - Additional Examples of Project Charters

Discussion 2.5 - Apply Project Charter Templates to Your Project

Discussion 2.6 - Project Charters

Module 3: Initiating Projects: Stakeholders

Topic 3.1 - Module Overview

Topic 3.2 - Project Stakeholders: Who They Are; Why They Are Important

Topic 3.2.1 - Stakeholder Management

Reading 3.2.2 - Who is the Project Manager?

Discussion 3.2.3 - Selecting Project Stakeholders

Reading 3.2.4 - Protests Defeat Massive Industrial Project

Reading 3.2.5 - Italians Protest High-Speed Train Project

Reading 3.2.6 - Pipeline Project Prompts Protests

Reading 3.2.7 - Stakeholders & "Green" Projects

Reading 3.2.8 - Corporate Social Responsibility & Project Management

Reading 3.3.9 - Project Management Horror Story 1

Topic 3.3.1 - Influencing & Persuading Project Stakeholders

Discussion 3.3.10 - Project Stakeholders

Module 4: Defining a Project - Project Requirements

Topic 4.1 - Module 4 Overview

Topic 4.1 - Project Scope Management

Topic 4.2 - Project Requirements

Topic 4.2.1 - Project Requirements Are NOT Tasks/Activities

Reading 4.2.2 - Requirements Gathering

Reading 4.2.3 - Interviewing Project Customers & Gathering Project Requirements

Discussion 4.3 - Doing a Requirements Interview

Module 5: Defining a Project - Project Scope

Topic 5.1 - Project Scope

Reading 5.1.1(a) - Real World Project Management: Managing the Project Scope (Part 1)

Reading 5.1.1(b) - Real World Project Management: Managing the Project Scope (Part 2)

Reading 5.1.2 - How To Define the Scope of a Project

Reading 5.1.3 - Define Project Scope to Include Deliverables, Boundaries, and Requirements

Module 6: Defining a Project - Work Breakdown Structure

Topic 6.1 - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Reading 6.1.1(a) - Real World Project Management: Managing Project Scope (Part 3)

Reading 6.1.1(b) - Real World Project Management: Managing Project Scope (Part 4)

Reading 6.1.2 - How To Develop a Work Breakdown Structure

Topic 6.1.3 - Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Module 7: Identifying Project Milestones

Topic 7.1 - Module 7 Overview

Topic 7.2 - Project Management Software

Topic 7.3 - Project Time Management

Reading 7.3.1 - Developing the Project Plan

Topic 7.4 - Identifying Project Milestones

Reading 7.4.1 (a) - Project Milestone Planning (Part 1)

Reading 7.4.1 (b) - Project Milestone Planning (Part 2)

Topic 7.4.2 - Going from WBS to Milestones

Module 8: Identifying Project Activities

Topic 8.1 - Module 8 Overview

Topic 8.1.1 - Sample Files for Microsoft Project and ProjectLibre

Topic 8.2 - Identify Project Activities

Topic 8.2.1 - Going from WBS to Activities List

Topic 8.3 - Sequence Project Activities

Topic 8.4 - Adding Milestones & Activities to Project Management Software

Reading 8.4.1 - Enter Basic Tasks in Project 2013

Topic 8.5 - Using Network Diagrams to Sequence Activities

Reading 8.5.1 - Create a Network Diagram in Microsoft Project 2013

Topic 8.6 - Using Dependencies in Project Planning

Reading 8.6.1 - Create Dependencies in Microsoft Project 2013

Topic 8.7 - Gantt Charts

Topic 8.7.1 - 5 Reasons to Use Gantt Charts

Topic 8.8 - Calculating Realistic Project Timelines

Discussion 8.1 - Using Milestones and Activities in Project Planning

Module 9: Estimating Project Schedules & Costs

Topic 9.1 - Module 9 Overview

Reading 9.2 - Project Estimating

Reading 9.2.1 - Why 90% of All Projects Finish Late

Topic 9.3 - Using Resources

Topic 9.3.1 - Adding Resources to a Project

Topic 9.3.2 - Enter Rate-Based Costs for People & Material

Topic 9.3.3 - Enter Fixed Costs for Tasks

Topic 9.3.4 - Enter Equipment Costs and Other Cost Resources

Topic 9.3.5 - View Project Cost Totals

Discussion 9.1 - Estimating Project Costs & Schedules

Module 10: Monitoring & Controlling a Project

Topic 10.1 - Module 10 Overview

Topic 10.2 - Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

Topic 10.3 - Monitoring a Project

Reading 10.3.1 - The Project Scorecard

Topic 10.4 - Controlling a Project

Reading 10.4.1 - What Is Change Control?

Reading 10.4.2 - Common Project Management Mistakes: Badly Handled Changes

Reading 10.4.3 - Controlling Project Scope

Reading 10.4.4 - Keep Your Project From Creeping Away

Reading 10.4.5 - Controlling Change Requests

Discussion 10.1 - Project Monitoring & Control

Module 11: Traditional vs. Agile, Extreme, and Other Project Management Approaches

Topic 11.2 - Different Approaches to Project Management

Reading 11.2.1 - PMBOK vs. PRINCE2 vs. Agile Project Management

Reading 11.2.2 - Agile: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Reading 11.2.3 - The Blending of Traditional and Agile Project Management

Reading 11.2.4 - Picking a Project Management Methodology

Discussion 11.1 - Traditional vs. Agile: Which Is Best for You?

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to plan, schedule, budget, estimate, control, and monitor projects. In addition, they will become familiar with resource allocation, resource loading and the creation and use of GANTT and PERT charts.

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Defend a project management plan.
  • Generate project management tools using appropriate software.
  • Describe the factors in the software development process.
  • Choose and defend a development strategy for a project.
  • Evaluate the project management tools used in developing a project strategy.
  • Prioritize project risk and reward.
  • Create project management reports.
  • Teaching-Learning methodology

    Course Components:

    • Readings delve into key concepts and scenarios that will help to deepen your understanding
    • Assessments (discussion questions, individual reflection)
    • Assessment

      Assessments: discussion questions, individual reflection.

      An instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo (99$).

  • Soft skills Communication, Learning to learn, Teamwork
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Unknown
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Level of commitment required workload of 3 hours per week
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution [individual instructor]
  • Mooc Platform Canvas
  • Target group

    Students

    Young workers

    Workers

  • Instructor Peter Von Stackelberg
  • Level of assistance offered –interact with users on discussion boards, and engage with learners.
  • Keywords

    teamwork, time management