Data Literacy for Project Managers

4 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Learn the data skills that every project manager must have. Enable data-informed decisions for improved project performance and outcomes.

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Course overview

Engage with data for evidence-based project decisions.

The future of project management is data-driven. 

But only if project professionals have the right skills and mindset to enable data-driven insights.

Recognizing that the root cause of many project failures and performnce shortfalls lies in ineffective and misinformed decision-making, this program focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and mindset to ensure your project decisions are robustly informed by data-driven insights.

In this 4-week course, we delve into the core aspects that form the foundation of data literacy: fostering a mindset of positive skepticism, critical thinking, curiosity, and transparency. These attributes are crucial for navigating the complexities of project data, enabling you to identify, evaluate, and integrate factual evidence with human sensemaking

You will learn the fundamentals of project data, how to identify, evaluate, and integrate factual evidence with human sensemaking, to establish effective data-informed decision making in your projects

Furthermore, this course will equip you with a proven system and framework to effectively produce, maintain, and preserve project data and generate valuable and high-impact insights toward well-informed project decisions, improved project performance, and successful project delivery and outcomes.

Through a series of hands-on exercises, you will apply what you learn in real-world scenarios, ensuring that the knowledge gained translates into actionable insights for your projects

This unique and tailored learning journey addresses specific project management challenges, including risk, cost, and schedule management, making it an indispensable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their impact and standing within their organizations.

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the essential skills to use data more effectively in your projects, fostering a culture of predictability, resilience, and evidence-driven practice.

Embark on this journey to transform the way you manage projects, and pave the way for a future where data literacy is your strongest asset in achieving project excellence.

Who is this course for


Project Managers looking to master the necessary data skills to make effective use of data-driven practices in projects.


Heads of Project Management looking to future-proof their project management practice, getting equipped for future challenges.


PMO leaders looking to get a better understanding of existing project management challenges and how to address them with data capabilities.

What you’ll get out of this course

Getting started with Data and Analytics in your Projects

Learn essential analytical techniques and practices that unlock hidden insights from project management data and help you plan and manage your projects with higher confidence.

Back up your Management Presentations with Data-Driven Insights

Analyze and interpret data effectively to extract meaningful insights that support your arguments and recommendations. By crafting compelling narratives around the presented data, you will be able to captivate your audience and leave a lasting impact.

Systems, Frameworks, and Best Practices to generate High-Impact Insights from your Project Data

Follow proven systems and frameworks to ensure effective project data management, identify appropriate data analysis methods and techniques, and generate actionable insights for data-informed decision-making in your projects.

Enrich your Project Reporting with Insights from Data to drive Impact

Status reporting is more than just presenting facts and figures. It must include analysis and insights to facilitate understanding and decision-making. Selecting suitable charts and data visualizations not only ensures clarity but also drives impact and persuasion.

Improve your Problem-Solving Skills

Get equipped with the skills and mindset to approach information and decision-making with critical thinking at the forefront. It promotes a deeper understanding of data, encourages questioning and validation, and leads to more effective problem-solving.

Avoid typical Data Pitfalls

Falling into data traps can happen to anyone, not only data professionals but also project managers, decision-makers, and senior managers. Learn how to identify and avoid typical pitfalls in data collection, analysis, and presentation. 

This course includes

8 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

27 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Bonus


    • Assessing the state of your existing project data

Meet your instructor

Marcus Glowasz

Marcus Glowasz

Project Management expert with 25+ years of experience in technology and data-driven projects. Certified PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, Prince2, MSP

Marcus Glowasz is a trusted advisor and specialist in leveraging data and analytics capabilities in the project management domain.

With nearly 30 years of international experience in technology and data-driven projects, he provides guidance and support to project leaders and teams, helping them become data-literate and enable effective data-informed and evidence-based practices that align with the dynamic nature of today's business environments.

Marcus is the author of the book "Leading Projects with Data" which offers invaluable insights into overcoming cultural and behavioral barriers to successfully leverage data-informed practices in projects, empowering organizations to harness the power of data and drive project success.

His career and expertise are supported by a number of formal credentials:

  • Executive MBA from Henley Business School (UK)
  • Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching from Henley Business School (UK)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner [PMI-ACP]
  • Project Management Professional [PMP]
  • Program Management Professional [PgMP]
  • PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) – Certified Practitioner
  • Stanford Certified Project Manager (Stanford University)
  • IBM Data Science Professional

You can find more details about him at

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Data Literacy for Project Managers

March 2024

$499 USD


Mar 4—27, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 1, 2024

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 7 days


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Course schedule

5 hours per week
  • Mondays & Wednesdays

    5:30-8:00pm CEST / 11:30-2:00pm EST

    Each session includes live lectures, case studies, group activities, and Q&A.

    Recording will be available, in case you need to drop off earlier.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

Data Literacy for Project Managers

March 2024

$499 USD


Mar 4—27, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 1, 2024

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 7 days


Bulk purchases

$499 USD

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