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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Project Coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Scientists

Skills you will gain

Project ManagementPlanningProject CharterProject Planning
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Project Coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Scientists

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

2 videos (Total 8 min), 8 readings
2 videos
Introduction to Specialization5m
8 readings
Course Icon Legend10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Specialization Assignments10m
Peer Review Guidelines10m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Accessibility and Accommodations Statement10m
General Course Information10m
Using, Editing, and Submitting Documents in this Course10m
2 hours to complete

Project Management Overview

7 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Introduction to Project Management3m
Key Elements of Project Management7m
Program and Portfolio Management3m
Ethics10m
Ethics Work Process9m
Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion3m
1 reading
Recommended Readings10m
5 practice exercises
Concept Check8m
Concept Check6m
Concept Check4m
Reflection - Stories from Project Managers2m
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Project Organizations

10 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
10 videos
Project Organizations - Introduction5m
Project Organizations - Matrix8m
Project Organizations - Project-Oriented7m
How to Select an Organization12m
Project Management Processes4m
PM as a Leader5m
Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion2m
Case Introduction and Overview3m
Project Organization Chart Assignment6m
2 readings
Recommended Readings10m
Case Study Overview and Sample Case10m
4 practice exercises
Concept Check6m
Concept Check6m
Reflection - Project Organization2m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Project Communications and Stakeholder Management

7 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Identifying Stakeholders3m
Stakeholder Management Plan4m
Managing Stakeholder Engagement2m
Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement1m
Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion3m
Project Stakeholder Register Assignment2m
2 readings
Recommended Readings10m
Example Project Deliverables10m
4 practice exercises
Concept Check10m
Concept Check4m
Reflection - Engaging Stakeholders2m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Project Integration Management

7 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Developing a Project Charter8m
The Project Charter Itself6m
Project Management Plan5m
Manage and Control Work7m
Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion3m
Project Charter Assignment2m
2 readings
Recommended Readings10m
Example Project Deliverable10m
4 practice exercises
Concept Check8m
Concept Check4m
Reflection - Charter Challenges2m
Module 4 Quiz18m
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Top reviews from Engineering Project Management: Initiating and Planning

By SRAug 21st 2017

Great course. Would recommend it for engineers who have collected relevant engineering experience and look for whats next in their career. Looking forward to attend the other modules as well.

By BMAug 29th 2017

Very good course! Dynamic and very well structured. I totally recommend, it provides you notions of all aspects involving the first two stage of project. I look forward doing the other parts.

Instructors

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Tom Phalen

Lecturer in Engineering Leadership, PMP
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
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Kazimir Karwowski

Executive Director, PMP
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

About Rice University

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About the Engineering Project Management Specialization

Master strategies and tools to more effectively and successfully manage projects. Today’s professional environment is highly competitive, continuously changing, and difficult to manage. Employees rarely reach positions of leadership without managing one or more projects or a project segment early in their career. The goal of this Specialization is to give you the tools to more effectively and successfully manage projects; to give you a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and confidence that sets you apart and gives you a competitive edge as you move toward leadership positions. This Project Management for Engineering Professionals Specialization is designed as an introduction to Project Management. It is targeted for engineers who are interested in improving their project management skills in a new leadership position or in advance of their first leadership position. As part of the Specialization, you will prepare key Project Execution Plan documents based on available templates....
Engineering Project Management

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