University of Virginia
Are you the type of person who just likes to get things done? Can you see the big picture AND the details? Do you love the feeling of crossing the finish line and knowing you have accomplished something great? Then project management might be a perfect fit for you.
Project managers are the captains of the ship. They watch all the dials and levers, but also have their eye on the end goal. It is critical to have a desire to lead and the ability to rally a team around a goal. Project management requires many different skills including leadership, budgeting, human resources, communication, resource management and more.
In this WorkMYX, you will be fully equipped with all the skills and knowledge to thrive as a project manager in your chosen industry. We have designed this WorkMYX with plenty of hands on case studies you will know exactly what you are doing when you land that first project!
By 2027 the project management field is expected to grow by 33 percent (source: Project Management Institute)
Nearly 22 million new jobs in project management by 2027 (source: Project Management Institute)
Employers will need nearly 88 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles (source: Project Management Institute)
Average salary $85,269 (source: Payscale.com)
Sky's the limit!
PLEASE NOTE: You have the choice of either Coursera Project Network: Introduction To Project Management or Yale University: The Science of Wellbeing.
BS degree in project management or business
This Specialization is intended for anyone who seeks to develop one of the most critical and fundamental digital skills today. Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world. Learning to confidently operate this software means adding a highly valuable asset to your employability portfolio. In the United States alone, millions of job advertisements requiring Excel skills are posted every day. Research by Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One shows that digital skills lead to higher income and better employment opportunities. At a time when digital skills jobs are growing much faster than non-digital jobs, completing this Specialization will position you way ahead of others.
In this Specialization, learners develop advanced Excel Skills for Business. Upon completing the four courses in this Specialization, learners can design sophisticated spreadsheets, including professional dashboards, and perform complex calculations using advanced Excel features and techniques. Learners have acquired the skills to manage large datasets efficiently, extract meaningful information from datasets, present data and extract information effectively. In addition, learners have mastered the skills needed to validate data and prevent errors in spreadsheets, create automation, apply advanced formulas and conditional logic to help make decisions and create spreadsheets that help forecast and model data.
Be comfortable navigating the Excel user interface, entering, manipulating and formatting data.
Use formulas and functions to perform calculations on data. Automate choices and data lookups using functions.
Analyze data and present the results in a user-friendly way. Create charts and tables that effectively summarize raw data.
Create easy-to-use spreadsheets. Validate data, find and correct errors. Create navigation aids for large workbooks.
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.
How to initiate, define and organize a project
How to develop a project plan, including scoping, sequencing tasks, and determining a critical path
How to assess, prioritize and manage project risk
How to execute projects and use the earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress
Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. It is an essential skill in the modern digital constantly changing world.
This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you a blend of skills from project management. Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this specialization, you will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management. You’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team and to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives, as well as managing project risk.
Additionally, this specialization will train you in essential career success skills that have become indispensable, like business writing, negotiation and effective problem-solving. Thus, in addition to introducing you to project management, this specialization will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce, giving you a complete, comprehensive skill set.
Allocate project resources
Define a project’s scope
Apply management principles and problem-solving skills
Communicate with co-workers and produce clear and concise writing
This course is designed to give you the fundamentals of Project Management. You will learn the basic principles of Project Management by managing a fundraising event for your local farmers market. You will designate responsible team members to help you, build a timeline and see the different ways that you can manage the project. Together, we will walk through not only the documentation, but also the theories and reasoning behind each task. You will learn how to look at a large project and break it down into manageable pieces and then how to build an action plan so that you hit your deadlines with your team.
By the end of the course, you will have created a Project Scope document, Stakeholder Responsibility Matrix, sequenced a task list, added task owners, and a explored several popular project views using Project Management software. You will be ready to tackle a project on your own or will be equipped to take a higher-level course in Project Management.
Complete a project scope statement
Develop a stakeholder Responsibility Matrix Assessment
Sequence project task list, add deadlines, and owners in Asana.com
Explore different views of your project in Asana.com
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
This work totals 173 hours over the course of 15 weeks
Please note that MYX will enroll you in these courses before the start of term.
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