Implementing the Project OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Business Class on Project Management and Implementation by The Open University

Published Feb 15, 2009

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As part of their OpenCourseWare program, The Open University offers a free, online version of 'Implementing the Project'. This graduate-level course guides students through the potential pitfalls associated with taking a project from the planning stages to completion. This graduate-level course is appropriate for students in a variety of disciplines, from Business to Management and beyond.

Implementing the Project: Course Specifics

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Implementing the Project: Course Description

Offering a comprehensive investigation of the process of implementing a project, this course examines the project development process that ensues once the planning stage has ended. Topics covered in the course include staff motivations and project control. Also included in the class is a discussion of the many ways in which a project can be efficiently controlled during the implementation process. Possible problems that may emerge are also mentioned, as well as potential solutions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of clear communication when executing a project, as well as the importance of managing conflict. 'Implementing the Project' is a graduate-level OpenCourseWare made available through The Open University's Department of Business and Management.

Course materials include online unit notes, as well as a list of suggested readings, discussion forums and learning journals. If you're interested in this free course, visit the project implementation course page.

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