Free Online Course on Time Management Strategies for Project Management

Purdue University is offering free online course on Time Management Strategies for Project Management. This course is for program managers, project managers, project leaders and even anyone who is interested in project management and time management concepts.

In this course, applicants will develop your time management skills and discover time management strategies to ensure every project you manage runs smoothly. The course will start on .

Course At Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Time Management Strategies for Project Management
Institution: Purdue University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on 

Providers’ Details

One of the four best public universities in the US, Purdue delivers an engaging learning experience and a world-class degree.

Founded in 1869, Purdue consistently ranks among the best universities worldwide (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education). It is home to the No. 1 agricultural and biological engineering program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report); the top university sales program (Sales Education Foundation); the No. 1 online communication program in the US (; the No. 1 pharmacy school (U.S. News & World Report); and a top-20 engineering program (Shanghai Ranking).

About This Course

Every project manager or project leader has had a project that seems to spiral out of control – absorbing more time and resource than was planned. This course will help you stop that happening.

Students learn time management strategies to help you prevent projects becoming unmanageable and develop the fundamental skills of a project manager to make sure every project you run meets its deadlines.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • List the time management processes
  • Identify components of the schedule management plan
  • Define an activity
  • Describe the transition from scope to schedule
  • Explain the Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Distinguish the difference between a mandatory and discretionary dependency
  • Define lags and leads
  • Calculate the critical path for a project using the critical path method, including forward and backward pass
  • Calculate float for each activity
  • Explain why schedule compression may be necessary
  • Distinguish the difference between crashing and fast tracking and the project implications of each
  • Describe the difference between a schedule and target completion date
  • Identify the difference between the critical chain method and the critical path method
  • Define project and feeding buffers
  • Define resource leveling and resource smoothing
  • Determine when these two techniques are necessary
  • Explain the point when a schedule is base lined
  • Explain project milestones
  • Create a Gantt chart with project data
  • List the things that a Gantt chart can display
  • List the benefits and challenges in using scheduling software


This course is for program managers, project managers, project leaders and even anyone who is interested in project management and time management concepts.


Deirdre Gengenbach

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicants will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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