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Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

and apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the essentia

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  • Specialization via Coursera and University of California, Irvine
  • $276 for 3-4 months
  • 2-3 hours a week of effort
  • 2 courses + capstone project
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Title
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices
Rating
★★★★☆ (2 Reviews)
Overview
Credential Type
Provider
Cost
$276
Effort
2-3 hours a week
Duration
3-4 months

Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

Incentives & Benefits

A Project Management Specialization signifies your academic achievements, and gives you the sought-after knowledge and skills that employers value. Completion of the three courses and capstone that comprise the Introduction to Project Management Principles & Practices Specialization earns you 35 PDUs that you can apply to satisfy the educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination; toward continuing education for maintaining your PMP®; or toward UC Irvine Extension’s Project Management Certificate Program. Those who enroll in the Specialization and begin the Capstone Project will also be given free trial use of Basecamp’s project management software. Project Management Professional® and PMP® are either certification marks, registered certification marks, or trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Provider is a member of PMI’s R.E.P. Program, and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant R.E.P.’s products, courses, publications, or services.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand project management principles and apply project management practices.
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. Know the components of a project schedule.
  • Explain the resource needs of the project and develop a cost baseline and what is required in a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Identify project stakeholders and determine their information needs.
  • Define the key elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance.
  • Analyze changes to scope and describe a basic project risk assessment.
  • Get opportunities to work with professional project management software tools.

Recommended Background

  • Individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from the course work. All are welcome.

★★★★☆ (19) 6 weeks 22nd Oct, 2018
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
★★★★★ (11) 5 weeks 22nd Oct, 2018
A good project schedule helps all team members’ work together to meet project objectives. A project budget with realistic cost constraints is also an essential bedrock of any project. In this course you’ll learn to plan and stick to time and cost constraints in order to ensure the success of your projects. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the resource needs of the project 2. Decompose work packages into activities 3. Define what is needed to estimate activity durations 4. Define milestones and create a milestone schedule 5. Determine the critical path and calculate float 6. Describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule 7. Estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities 8. Select one of three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget 9. Use a responsibility assignment matrix to assign responsibilities 10. Recognize the components of a project’s quality management plan
★★★★★ (8) 5 weeks 22nd Oct, 2018
This course will help you manage project risk effectively by identifying, analyzing, and communicating inevitable changes to project scope and objectives. You will understand and practice the elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance. You will be equipped with the tools to manage change in the least disruptive way possible for your team and other project stakeholders. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define components of a communications management plan 2. Understand the importance of communications channels 3. Define the key elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance 4. Identify project risk events 5. Prioritize identified risks 6. Develop responses for a high priority risk 7. Identify and analyze changes to project scope 8. Describe causes and effects of project changes 9. Define the purpose of conducting a lessons learned session

2 Reviews.

Conroy Iwhiwhu
Name
Conroy Iwhiwhu
Field of study
Engineering
Education
Bachelors Degree
completed this credential in Apr 2016.

Excellent Course - Definitely Recommed

Mario Tosques
Name
Mario Tosques
Field of study
Engineering
Education
Masters Degree
completed this credential in May 2017.

Not a great course

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