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Philanthropy University

Fundamentals of Project Management

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People depend on you to deliver important products and services. The unfortunate truth, however, is that most social impact projects fail—either by spending more money than planned, by taking longer than expected, or by not producing the kinds of services that were promised. Luckily, the field of project management provides techniques for completing your project on budget, on time, and on scope.

This course will introduce you to the art of project management for social impact. You will learn practical, field-tested skills for project management and acquire valuable project management tools. You will also hear from project managers working on social impact issues around the world, who will share how they respond to the unpredictable challenges of their work.



Module 1: Getting Your Project Started

Design and set up your project.

Module 2: Schedules and Budgets

Decide when each activity will happen and how much it will cost.

Module 3: Risk and Stakeholder Management

Prepare for setbacks and unpredictability.

Module 4: Project Implementation and End-of-Project Transition



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    David Muoki
    Project Management has taught me so much on Project Design, Project set up, applications and so much more especially on the videos from Rana. Learned three core resources for a project which are the Scope, the schedule and the Budget. Any project that needs to run must be within these core constraints and in anyway one or two fails, the project manager has the mandate to make necessary adjustments. I have also learned about risk management and Stakeholder management, managing risks, issues, people and the closure or renewal of a project. These lessons have surely transformed my life and I believe if I make the necessary steps of implementation I will get to sharpen my skills.
  • Anonymous
    The course has helped to improve my project management experience. The course is very interesting and educative breaking the project management topics into smaller parts for easy understanding. I would recommend it to everyone who has ever managed a project before and those who are desiring to know about project management.

    ----Pat Eke
  • Anonymous
    I am feeling obliged to express my gratitude for this exceptional course. Having a bachelor in psychology and being an ngo coordinator, this course was the perfect fit for me.
    Well presented, with very useful and practical information regarding project management.
  • Anonymous
    The course material was well presented and easy to understand. I found it very engaging through its quizzes, forum discussions, assignments and peer assessment.
    I highly recommend this course " Fundamentals of Project Management" to aspiring and/or already project managers.
  • Anonymous
    Great intro course outlining project management techniques and ideas to get you started. Easy to access and understand with a great mix of visual/audio, reading content to keep the course fresh. Highly recommended for those new to project management.
  • Anonymous
    Philanthropy U courses are always excellent to learn. The modules are well organized and easy to capture. Instructors are resourceful and course coordinators are friendly ones. I simply enjoy taking on Phil U courses. Thanks !
  • Anonymous
    A very nice course to enroll, educative and easy to learn. all the basics are been thought, am already thinking and feeling like a professional.
  • Anonymous
    I like to say that this is a useful learning platform. With this kind of platform (unconventional form of learning) SDG 4 can be seamlessly achieve.
  • Anonymous
    Great Awareness, it help us to know where we can be of help to our communities also to manage project given to us.
  • Anonymous
    The course has really opened my eyes and mind to the rudiments of PM. The learning experience is awesome. I rate this course 100% hence It is a must do course for anyone that is desirous of improving his skills at successfully managing projects that will create the needed impact in a timely and seamless manner.
  • Anonymous
    I learnt how to deploy new tools such as Gantt Chart, RACI Chart and Risk assessment and tracking tools that have boosted my skills in managing projects for the organisation I am working. This I am confident will improve on delivery and attainment positive project outcomes.
  • Anonymous
    I was just curious about learning a new skill and surprised myself by how well I performed. It is a great course you just need to focus and expand your mind a little. I have another skill to add to my resume'. Thanks to Philanthropy University and Berkeley Haas.
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    Sani Usman
    Taking the Project Management course on Philanthropy University online platform has made me understand what to do when given a project. I now have confidence to deliver any kind of project from start to end; it is really a life-changing experience!
  • Ununuma Francis Egbuluka
    The course is a stepping stone to becoming a great project manager. Some things were not discussed in details but, it inspires you for future research. I recommend this class for everyone it is a must u can't be left out. Trust me!
  • Anonymous
    New learning, new discoveries, new technique and new tools are what I have learned from the course. It helps me improve my current knowledge and I am more ready now to become a better project manager.
  • Anonymous
    I really enjoyed taking this course, my understanding of project management has greatly increased. I highly recommend it to anyone who is involved in social impact projects.
  • Anonymous
    I found the course so inspiring,motivating and Educative.fundamentals to project management has really broaden my knowledge on how to handle any project whatsoever.Thank you
  • Tapfuma
    Practical course designed to assist you with your project from the get go. less theory, more application approach is used. The case studies and videos are real-life everyday cases

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