I’ve recently enrolled in my first Coursera class, An Introduction to Operations Management, taught by Christian Terwiesch from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The six week class starts in September and I’m very much looking forward to the Coursera experience. This will not be my first online class, but I have heard very good things about the Coursera method and structure. I am already familiar with a lot of the subject matter, with training in Total Quality Management (TQM) from AT&T and other Business Process Management systems, and I am looking forward to getting some fresh perspectives on Operations Management, particularly as it relates to some of my Project Management training and background. Operations is sort of the flip-side to Project Management and it’s important to have a grasp of each of their issues, methods, and priorities.