Mar 19, 2018
The course provided a good introductory lessons on project planning and management. The course was organized clearly with interesting exercises and the instructions were helpful. Thank you very much.
Jun 26, 2019
Interesting course which covers all necessary topics in Project planning and management. The case study used in this course was very nice which helps even a beginner to understand the basics.
by Panagiotis F•
Feb 02, 2019
by Luther K•
Mar 06, 2018
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Jun 21, 2017
by Joel S•
Jan 28, 2016
This course shares a lot of valuable information but could use a good deal of refinement. I really would have liked to have seen downloadable PDFs with the diagrams representing different models so that I could easily go back and reference them without having to find the particular moment in a video where it was shown. I also wish the videos were designed with better instructional strategies--the best Coursera courses (like those from Northwestern's Kellog School of Management) introduce material, expand on it, and then summarize the most important parts in each video--this helps the learner Here the learner is on their own. There's a lot of great information to pick up on, but some retooling from the UVA Darden School of Business would be greatly appreciated improvement.
by Martin B•
Feb 06, 2017
I gained a lot from this course, but perhaps not as much as expected even considering it is a fundamentals course. I had hoped to learn a bit more depth, rather than the few basic concepts actually covered. That being said, the instructor did mention at the very beginning which aspects would be skipped and which would be covered, and those covered were covered very well, with the possible caveat that the instructor tended to teach as standard methods that were her preference or background. Additional research on my own turned up a wider variety of PM techniques that were not even mentioned.
Overall, worth taking, especially as a very basic introduction for those who (like me) had no previous PM experience.
by Slavisa D•
Jan 07, 2020
Pros: 1. Good overview of techniques and methods, also agile methods, widely used in project management. 2. Week 4 is especially useful because of metrics like CPI, SPI and CSI. Thank you for this.
Cons: 1. The multiple choice questions are written in a misleading and very tricky way. The course should transfer knowledge, not mislead the students.
2. The course is defintely too fast for beginners. I could follow because I made the agile course at University of Alberta before taking this course. The Alberta course is much better than this course.
3. The handouts are bad and you have to use your own literature to dig deeper.
by Subham S D•
Oct 23, 2019
For one's basic understanding this course is really fruitful. But this only provides a basic outline of what Project planning and management is all about. For better insights, it's expected that one needs to further look into deeper aspects of PM. And, the course says it's for 2 weeks but the content is very small, in fact, I could easily complete the whole thing in less than 5 days. But this course is highly recommended if you're new to the area, this just gives you the overall idea nothing in-depth, as the name suggests.
by Elizabeth H•
Nov 29, 2016
I did learn the basics, but will need to go on and learn more in depth. I'd also like to have more written materials to go with the videos. I know I can download the video transcript, but what I'd like is actual handouts that are organized. I am more of a written/visual learner and need to read to retain information.
by Satish D•
Nov 30, 2015
Basics were explained well.
A good kick start for beginners who are travelling towards learning Project planning and management.
Wish we had assignments to practice MS Project to a certain extent.
Some of the Quiz questions were confusing (Esp. the 3rd week quiz)
by tiffany a•
Dec 28, 2015
The speaker was very difficult to follow with dialogue flow, random pauses, and stumbling over words. The rate of the speaker's speech was also very fast. The material was very useful, and informative otherwise.
by Nicolas E•
Mar 06, 2018
A bit to theoretical for my taste. I was looking for a more hands on approach. Interesting course though and definitely not a waste of time.
by Markus R•
Mar 08, 2016
A bit short and shallow. Focus is definitely on project planning and not so much on project management.
by Paulo A•
Dec 17, 2015
Exams are not very good - some ambiguous, misleading or wrong-data questions/answers.
by Mufaro M•
Nov 11, 2016
very eye opening. videos were very clear and the explanations were clear
by Angeliki K•
Jan 22, 2017
helped me to get some basic knowledge on Project Management process
by Mirko V•
Aug 18, 2017
I would have liked if there had been more practical exercises
by Lina B•
Nov 04, 2017
Very good courses as a global view to projet management
by Mohammad S A•
Jun 18, 2016
its a useful course but its too basic.
by Pooja A•
Jan 01, 2019
Hopefully more examples in those videos :)
by Mohamad A•
Mar 29, 2016
Its a very small and easy course
by Kathleen K•
Feb 24, 2019
Decent but not very detailed
by Kristiyan K•
Dec 28, 2016
The course provides fundamentals as advertised, but the delivery was not impressive. For example the lecturer's speech interrupts, changing words and thought-flow. Examples given were not well thought-out, for example HR was said to be hard-set because it was "outsourced" which doesn't make sense. Another example would be where the lecturer said that "stand-up meetings" mean no body is allowed to sit down?! Generally, seems to me the course was filmed in a hurry and wasn't delivered good enough for a rating above the basic fundamental two stars.
by Luigi A•
Feb 25, 2017
The Quizzes are written in a very tricky way. It's supposed to be a course for beginners.
by Sharan N•
Aug 07, 2019
didnt like the course material or the course delivery.
by Ashher M K•
May 05, 2016
Not aligned to PMI. Should be ideally directed towards helping prepare for recognized certifications like PMP, Prince2 etc.