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Plan for Project Success: Project Planning and Management

Luleå University of Technology via FutureLearn


Build the knowledge and skills you need for managing projects that succeed

This course will teach you how to organise and plan your projects to make them succeed.

You’ll be introduced to concepts and principles behind effective project management, especially how to plan for a successful project.

Learn how to apply project management concepts to your work

Project planning is an effective and efficient way of organising work. The aim is to fulfil the project goals, on time and on budget, and keeping important stakeholders satisfied. It might sound simple, but the uncertainty and often a complex project context makes project management a challenge.

This course explores how to plan for project success, as well how to define success criteria for your projects.

Get tips for taking on project management for SMEs

The course is designed to give you core knowledge around project planning and project management, and that means using your problem-solving skills to handle unexpected challenges.

Using case studies and examples from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), you’ll build your confidence for tackling any issues that may come your way when managing projects at an SME.

Use project planning tools and processes to solve common project challenges

By examining and analysing specific project scenarios, you’ll learn how to identify drivers and obstacles towards a successful project.

Learning from experts in project and process management, you’ll be more confident to plan a project, and to make it successful.

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about project management and how to think when planning for project success.

The case studies and examples used are specially designed for highlighting project management challenges in small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs).


  • Introduction to projects and project success
    • Course introduction
    • The What and Why of projects
    • Project management
    • Project success
    • Reflection
  • The project plan and project planning
    • The project plan
    • Goals, tollgates and stakeholders
    • Project plan vs. project planning
    • Reflection
  • Plan for project success
    • Perspectives on project success
    • Plan for project success
    • Course closure and reflection

Taught by

Fredrik Backlund


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