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Coursera Initiating and Planning Projects

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    University of California, Irvine
    Length:
    6 weeks
    Effort:
    2-3 hours/week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices | Coursera
    Overview
    The courses in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization are a recommended precursor to UCI's Applied Project Management Certificate.

    Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes?

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
    1. Identify the key characteristics of a project
    2. Identify primary project constraints
    3. Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager
    4. Identify Project Organizational Structures
    5. Understand the definition of a Project Stakeholder
    6. Identify project stakeholders
    7. Identify information needs of the project stakeholders
    8. Define responsibility for managing stakeholder and controlling stakeholder engagement
    9. Define the purpose of using a project charter
    10. Summarize the key elements of a project plan
    11. Identify common sources of conflict within a project environment
    12. Describe the difference between authority and influence

    Syllabus
    Get Started!
    Get started in this module by reviewing the course overview and participating in the course survey.

    What is a Project?
    In this module, we will identify the key characteristics of a project, identify primary project constraints, define the role and responsibilities of the project manager, and identify Project Organizational Structures.

    Get to Know your Stakeholders
    In this module, we will understand the definition of a project stakeholder, identify who they are, identify their information needs, and define responsibility for managing stakeholders and controlling their engagement.

    Scope Matters
    In this module, we will define the purpose of using a project charter, summarize the key elements of a project plan, and discuss the scope statement and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

    Authority vs. Influence
    In this module, we will describe the difference between authority and influence and identify common sources of conflict within a project environment.

    Wrap Up
    Wrap up this course by meeting our industry expert panelists, taking the final exam, and participating in our post course survey.

    Taught by
    Margaret Meloni

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