Planning a Project OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Project Management Class by The Open University on Project Planning

Published Feb 15, 2009

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Do you have trouble organizing projects? If so, The Open University's free, online version of 'Planning a Project' may be for you. This OpenCourseWare is taught at the graduate level and is aimed at students studying Business and Management.

Planning a Project: Course Specifics

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Planning a Project: Course Description

This course offers a thorough examination of project planning, from the initial planning phase through the completion of an implementation plan. Various project creation related topics are covered, including team structuring and scheduling. Also included in the course is an investigation of the ways in which project-related costs are estimated. An explanation of the classic six-stage project management model and its relevance is offered as well. Many possible barriers to planning a project are discussed, along with strategies that may be implemented in order to overcome or avoid these barriers. This well-organized, graduate-level OpenCourseWare is offered through The Open University's Department of Business and Management.

Course materials include detailed unit notes, a list of recommended readings and other resources, including learning journals and discussion forums. If you're interested in this free course, visit the project planning course page.

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