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Project Management

Project Management

Sophia's Project Management course takes you through the life cycle of managing a project, from designing the scope to completing the project and celebrating your success. Along the way, you will gain applied experience with project planning as well as managing project resources and risks. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: Business

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Project Management

Course Description
Sophia's Project Management course takes you through the life cycle of managing a project, from designing the scope to completing the project and celebrating your success. Along the way, you will gain applied experience with project planning as well as managing project resources and risks.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Analyze the beginning of the project
  • Illustrate the project planning process
  • Apply project management skills
  • Evaluate project completion

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

by Ryan C. on October 16, 2015
I feel the test questions were meant to test semantics and not content. Many of the mutliple choice answers were almost too similar at times or confusing. Additionally, not being able to review test questions is a real disappointment as it does not help a student to simply say, "review these areas". I wanted to know what I put and how it was wrong. We can't learn from mistakes if we aren't aware of what our mistake acutally was. However, thank you for this opportunity, I would take another course on your website.
Sophia replied on October 19, 2015

Ryan -- Congratulations on your successful course completion! While we cannot reveal the actual Milestone questions/answers, we do provide you with feedback and point you to the specific concepts that require more study. As always, a Sophia Learning Coach can dive into specific concepts and questions with you during the course. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in a future course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Nathan M. on April 28, 2020
The course content is alright, but the questions in the Challenges, and Milestones are designed to trick the user. Give me questions with definitive answers.
by Michael C. on June 5, 2017
I doubt I do another Sophia course - not because the curriculum is lacking, rather because of your partnership with ProctorU - incompetence doesn't begin to describe the experience - she literally wanted me to pickup a 50 pound Apple computer off my desk and carry it with me around the room to show her my four corners and under my desk... This after she insisted I needed to have a large mirror to show her my monitor screens - I did everything I could to try and make this process smooth, but in the end, I nearly quit the entire process over ProctorU - I was able to finish it and pass my exam - despite her jacking with my computer extensively (took an additional 30 minutes to setup things back up not to mention more than 30 minutes just to get started) - I like the idea of ProctorU, but I will never take a course that uses this service again - very poorly run, when compared to the quality of the Sophia program as a whole.
Sophia replied on June 5, 2017

Hi Michael -- Thank you for sharing your experience. While that is not what we hope, the standard practice is for the proctor to ensure no one else in the room, and your workspace complies with the academic policies that apply to the final exam. We will follow up with ProctorU to see what could have been done differently in this case. On a positive note, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the course material. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Kathryn K. on July 24, 2020
The materials were fine. The quizzes and milestones were ridiculous. A lot of project management is common sense for anyone who has been in the workforce for several years; whoever designed this course seemed to be concerned that homework would be too easy for adult learners and therefore strove to make questions as difficult as possible using methods like: asking questions that literally did not make sense (confusing grammar or wrong words used); using jargon we hadn't covered in the lessons; having two or more answers that could have been right; having *no* answers that could have been right, and so forth. I felt like I was being tested on how good I am at taking tests, not on how well I understood the materials. The lessons themselves were okay, although I would suggest more "real-world" examples of what the terms mean or how a process is conducted, especially in the section on evaluating risk.
by Darcey B. on June 11, 2020
As the Director of Project Management for my company I found the material disjointed from the test questions.
by Anny O. on October 23, 2015
The definitions on the tutorials are different than the definitions the questions are asking for. I found myself checking answers that I knew just to find the right variation of it and I felt distracted by the deceptiveness of the questions. The course should change the guidelines for the instructors so that they all issue the exact terminology instead of slightly different variations that may yield the wrong answer. Having said all this, the information provided is very informative and I feel like I learned a lot. I really like the use of real life scenarios, it makes the subject matter easier to digest.
Sophia replied on October 23, 2015

Anny -- congratulations on your successful completion! Our Many Ways to Learn model features multiple instructors, and each question in the Challenges is set in a context that is designed to help the student determine the correct response. Again, congratulations from all of us at Sophia!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Michael W. on July 3, 2020
While the challenges in this course were not hard, the milestone questions were very difficult and some of the questions didn't match the textbook. I got a 70% in the course but did it in two days.
by William T. on January 13, 2021
The project management course was interesting and had a lot of really worthwhile information. However, I felt like several of the test questions were not very well done, being misleading or lacking context. For example, it would ask questions like "Bob leaves the company, and now must be replaced with a Junior Programmer. Is this a low, medium, or high probability risk?" If Bob has been with the company for 20 years, its probably a low risk, but if he's been there for 6 months, it might be a high risk. Some other alternatives that show up are questions like "How should this be communicated to a given party" and the text states that you can do one or the other, but both are listed as options in the test. There's not a ton of these sorts of questions, but there's enough of them that it definitely brought my grade down 3-4% over the entire course. While that is frustrating, the course material is solid and there is a lot of valuable information there for anyone interested.


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