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Coursera: Budgeting and Scheduling Projects

 with  Margaret Meloni
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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

Syllabus

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

Resource Needs & Quality Management
In this module, we will decompose work packages into activities, identify the resource needs of the project, and use a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) to assign responsibilities. In addition, you will have a lesson on Quality Management.

Estimating
In this module, we will define what is needed to estimate activity durations, estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities, and discover three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget.

Scheduling
In this module, we will create a network diagram, determine the critical path and calculate float, define milestones and a create a milestone schedule, describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule, and recognize the components of a project’s quality management plan.

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

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2-3 hours a week
Calendar 5 weeks long
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2 years ago
Rt completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The class material and presentation is excellent, and will definitely teach you a bit about project management. But if you're looking for a set of classes that are rigorous enough to give you a shot at passing the PMP exam, look elsewhere. The level of this class is very much a baseline introduction, and you get little Read More
The class material and presentation is excellent, and will definitely teach you a bit about project management. But if you're looking for a set of classes that are rigorous enough to give you a shot at passing the PMP exam, look elsewhere. The level of this class is very much a baseline introduction, and you get little more than a cursory gloss on subjects like Earned Value Analysis that the certification expects you to have memorized.

It is also very light on actual material. The first week consists of an intro syllabus and a course survey. The last week is a final exam, and about ten minutes of PMs connected to UC Irvine nattering on about their experiences in the field. This all well and good, but that means that only three weeks of the course are devoted to delivering new material. Frankly, I was hoping for more. The first week in particular felt like a wasted opportunity.

My plan is to use this class, and the others in the specialization, to fulfill my PDUs, and then to get a copy of Rita's Guide to start drilling for the test itself. Use this class for an excellent baseline intro with a skilled and engaging instructor, but understand that you'll need to do a lot more work on your own before you'll be ready for a PMP.
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Vijayakumar Menon N completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Doing this course 'Budgeting and Scheduling projects' gives learners, a practical approach to Project management based on PMBOK methodology. Prof Margaret Meloni is a great teacher. Students will enjoy her crisp and clear communication of ideas. Slides are well designed. Video quality and sound quality is also great. Read More
Doing this course 'Budgeting and Scheduling projects' gives learners, a practical approach to Project management based on PMBOK methodology. Prof Margaret Meloni is a great teacher. Students will enjoy her crisp and clear communication of ideas. Slides are well designed. Video quality and sound quality is also great. You will encounter lots of good quality reading materials. Quizzes will help you to test your knowledge as you progress. Overall, an excellent course fit for project managers and project team members who work for construction projects. Also good for the aspiring project managers. Thanks to Prof Margaret and UC Irvine for the great course.
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