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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project Execution and Control

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera


The focus of this course is on the process of managing projects. After planning is done, we need to know how to successfully execute the plan and deliver within the allocated timeframe and cost. This course will focus on how execution and progress evaluation is performed in a waterfall approach, as well as the agile approach to project management. The goal is to learn the tools and techniques offered by both of these approaches and empower the project managers to utilize what works for a given project.


  • Course Orientation
    • You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.
  • Module 1: Waterfall Approach — Creating a Realistic Project Plan
    • In this module, you will learn about tools for making a realistic project plan.
  • Module 2: Waterfall Approach — Tracking a Project's Progress
    • In this module, you will learn about the tools and techniques used in the waterfall approach for monitoring the progress of a project.
  • Module 3: Waterfall Approach — Finishing Well: Project Closure and Learning
    • In this module, you will learn about the importance of proper project closure.
  • Module 4: Scrum — Initiating and Planning for Dynamic Projects

Taught by

Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta

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