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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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Jun 4, 2019

I really love this course and the instructors. want to learn more!

By Amjad A s

Feb 1, 2021

it was a very nice journey thanks to lectures and thanks Coursera

By 18ECO16-B.Sravani

Oct 12, 2020

nice to do this course and its very ineresting to do this course

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 Steve M

Jul 17, 2023

I liked the assignments. I thought they were extremely helpful

By Flordeliza C

Sep 9, 2021

This course is very helpful in my civil engineering profession.

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 Guillermo E F G

Apr 26, 2021

Muy buen curso lo recomiendo para empezar como project manager

By Pavan T

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 Vicken 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 S S

Jan 18, 2022

Excellent program who wants to become a great Project Manager

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 Charith J

Dec 24, 2021

I think, this is the best online project management course.

By T H R

Apr 18, 2020

a useful course with excellent professors and teaching plan