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About the Course

The goal of the course is to give you the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a project. By the end of this course you will be able to: - Perform a project assessment using information from previous projects and lessons learned - Identify key deliverables based on business requirements while managing customer expectations - Perform a stakeholder analysis and create a management plan - Analyze and develop a project organization - Create a project charter - Explain the business case for a project and calculate Net Present Value - Inform stakeholders of the charter and ensure all parties know the deliverables and expectations As part of the course, you will prepare organization charts, create a Stakeholder Register, and write a Project Charter based on an engineering project in a provided Case Study. The Stakeholder Register will outline the key parties to the project, their concerns and how you will manage their expectations. Your Project Charter will provide the key guidance your team needs to understand the scope, requirements and purpose for the project. All of this will position you for initiating and planning your first project and/or understanding how you can maximize your contributions on your next project team. Rice Center for Engineering Leadership is a Registered Education Provider through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Learners who complete this course on the Certificate track will be awarded 12 hours of Profession Development Units. These are recognized by PMI for continuing education or can be applied toward the 35 hours of education required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc....

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Jul 6, 2020

This course will give in-depth knowledge of project management. Peer-graded assignments will help us a lot to think in other ways how others will proceed and learn from their assignments too.

Aug 20, 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.

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By Nirggis P G P

Oct 1, 2020

excelente curso, muy enriquecedor para mi desarrollo profesional.


Aug 26, 2020

This is a very good course to prepare to become a project manager

By Mehboob S

May 17, 2020

This course is excellent and helpful for initiating and planning.

By Vaibhav V B

Dec 14, 2017

Very good explanations and allowed to work freely on assignments.

By Syed M H S

Jun 13, 2020

it was awesome and easy to achieve. I learned a lot. Thank you.

By Irfan A

May 21, 2020

This is really good course for beginners to intermediate level .

By Shamsi T

Aug 8, 2018

Thank you for a great opportunity to enhance our knowledge in PM

By Perumpuli A M M

Mar 31, 2021

It is is a very good course. thank you professors for your help


Aug 20, 2020

good teaching method and topic sequence with practical examples

By Thirumuru P

Jul 21, 2020

It is very useful to me.I have learned a lot from this course.


May 6, 2020

Very much interesting course. Assignments are really engaging.

By wicken A

Apr 27, 2020

Perfect and very objective, I will continue in other 2 courses

By Arturo G C N

Mar 5, 2020

Really nice to build strong foundations in project management.

By Abdul W

Sep 27, 2020

Coursera is an Amazing educational platform for the learners.

By Irfan A

Jun 9, 2019

Have gotten meaningful skills and knowledge from this course.


Jul 27, 2019

great course to understand the basics of project management.

By T H R

Apr 18, 2020

a useful course with excellent professors and teaching plan

By Muhammad H

Nov 7, 2019

I am very happy, as I have learned some new planning tools.


Jun 15, 2020

Thank you so much I learned more than what I was thinking


Dec 4, 2020

Gained good knowledge on Project Initiation and Planning

By Viral W

Jun 1, 2020

Good learning experience and many insights have learned.

By venu b

Jul 28, 2020

Excellent course necessary for all engineering students

By Christian J Y

Jun 29, 2020

Great learning experience for continuing professionals.

By Olaoluwa V O

Jun 6, 2020

I really enjoy this course. Very intuitive and engaging

By JuanPablo G A

Nov 7, 2019

I like the course all the videos and material are clear