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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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This course is delivered in a very professional manner and it is highly engaging in a practical sense. I strongly recommend this for engineers looking to improve their project management skills.


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It was very amazing experience with this course of Engineering Project Management : Initiating and Planning. learned a lot regarding project and handling processes in initial phase.

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By Natalia G A

May 22, 2020

Es un excelente curso para aprender sobre gestión de proyecto en ingeniería

By Khalid A

Nov 7, 2022

This course will stand out as one of the best courses I have ever studied.

By Esteban G R

Nov 30, 2020

Excellent course, of great help for careers focused on project management.


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By faheem a

Apr 28, 2020

A comprehensive course to with in field of Engineering Project Management.

By Lilandra D

Aug 31, 2020

Very informative with engaging content. I thoroughly enjoyed this course!

By Mario A C T

Aug 16, 2020

Excellent material and instructors, specially recommended for engineers.


May 22, 2020

A very good introduction to Project management: Initiating and Planning.

By Dane F

May 25, 2020

Very useful as an entry to project management as a stand alone disciple

By Kelvin F

Mar 16, 2020

Great material and presentation of initiating and planning experiences.

By Georgina L

Sep 4, 2020

Amazing course, full of formative assignments and appropriate lessons.

By Shahbaz C

Jun 18, 2020

Excellent course to learn about the fundamentals of Project Management

By Alexis S

Jun 6, 2023

Very well done course, easy to understand from a beginner standpoint.

By Mehmet C K

Dec 16, 2020

thank you so much i learn a lot of this about the project managements

By emmanuel v

Jun 16, 2020

Great Course. It has helped me learn the basics of project management

By kittychen

May 31, 2019

A great course and good start to enter the area of project management

By Naddir M P

Nov 9, 2020

Excellent course. Easy to follow. Templates were an excellent guide.

By Rajesh M

Apr 11, 2020

Good intro on planning of project and the specifics that goes to it.

By Sadeepa G

Oct 12, 2022

This is my best online experience ever I had. Thanks Coursera team

By James M V

Aug 1, 2020

very comprehensive and informative, i enjoyed the course very much

By Saul A

Dec 13, 2018

Great course, easy to follow, good and right to the point material.

By Ramiro R

Jul 25, 2017

Excellent course. I wasn't thinking in taking PMP exam, now I will.

By envina n

May 29, 2021

Great opportunity thank you a Lot for the Lessons for everything.


Aug 5, 2020

Have the experienced of Mr Tom Phalen and Kaz are invaluable tools


Apr 7, 2020

your course was outstanding, i learnt much more from it. thank you