Free Online Project Management Course by ANU

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The Australian National University (ANU) is offering free online course on Evidence-Based Project Management. This course is a graduate level course that assumes an undergraduate degree level understanding in a non-cognate area.

Applicants will learn which project management strategies, tools and techniques are most effective by analyzing evidence-based research. The course will start on December 19, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort:  8-10 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Australian National University (ANU) and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $149
Session: Course Starts on December 19, 2017

Providers’ Details

The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. Our research has always been central to everything we do, shaping a holistic learning experience that goes beyond the classroom, giving students access to researchers who are among the best in their fields and to opportunities for development around Australia and the world.

About This Course

Project management has emerged as a critical organizational capability in recent years. In parallel with this increased prominence has been the emergence of the “professional project manager,” supported by a sophisticated suite of project management tools and techniques.

Evidence-based project management will evaluate the accumulated data, evidence and research in support of different project management strategies, tools and techniques.

The critical thinking abilities, knowledge and decision-making skills developed in this course are particularly valuable for project managers, emergent leaders, and established managers.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the role of project management in organizational innovation.
  • Determine innovative strategies to address organizational opportunities and problems relating to projects.
  • Gauge the quality of available evidence in the domain of project management, and use this evidence to inform an effective course of action.
  • Recognize the organizational, social and ethical implications associated with different project management strategies.
  • Develop a portfolio approach to realize organizational and strategic benefits from projects.

Instructors

Ying-Yi Chih

Ying-Yi is a senior lecturer in project management in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering and Project Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Requirements

Students are required to have completed EBM01x – Evidence Based Practice in Management. It is also recommended that students complete EBM06x – Evidence Based Technology Management prior to taking this course. This course is a graduate level course that assumes an undergraduate degree level understanding in a non-cognate area.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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