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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 Elie W

Dec 8, 2020

Very well organized and structured. In the videos of week 2, the professor's voice was a bit low.

By Antonio G N

Feb 24, 2018

This course is really helping me to improve the management in the projects in which I am involved

By Raffaele T

Oct 19, 2022

Excellent CourseI It helped me to understand the requirements to successfully manage a project.

By Dr.Souptik B

May 23, 2022

A very interesting course. Little channenging with the review and plagarism check. I like it.


May 7, 2020

The course have all that you need to learn, I really recommend to start in Project Management.


Jul 20, 2020

This course give me very good knowledge about Project planning, Stakeholder Registers and all

By Fernando M

Dec 24, 2019

I was extremely impressed with he scope of knowledge that's covered in each of these courses.

By Olga M

Nov 22, 2023

It's very comprehensive, with the main focus on the subject and smart tasks for submission.


May 8, 2023

A great training course for beginners, and a refresher to those already in the profession.

By Robert A P P

Feb 6, 2021

It's an excellent course. Glad to begin this ride an eager to continue with the next ones!

By Rahul K

Aug 12, 2020

It is great course to understand about Project, role of project manger, project management

By Bilal A

Jun 20, 2023

Course is best but i have an issue of overridden grades in Week 3 peer graded assignment.


May 7, 2021

It is an exellent course, you can lear some skills very usefull for your profesional life

By Guy-Donald

Apr 11, 2022

Très bon contenu avec beaucoup de notions utiles pour ma future carrière, merci beaucoup

By Andrea C D D

Sep 24, 2020

It's a really good course, very approachable even if you don't have previous experience.

By Elizabeth P R T

Jun 9, 2019

buen curso para aprender y reforzar los conceptos básicos de Gerenciamiento de proyectos

By Vishal V S

Aug 18, 2023

Very Good , detailed concepts explained. Clear thoughts and process defined. Thank You.

By Neelakanteswaraswamy B

Jul 22, 2020

excellent course for beginners,Easy to follow build up of course material for learning

By Mohamed M

Apr 20, 2020

is very good course i like well to have a course from people who have a big experience


Jan 31, 2022

Great module.. really enjoyed it and the knowledge around project charters, registars


Dec 8, 2021

Very good, well defined Project organization, Stakeholder register & Project charter.

By Israel N

Nov 22, 2021

This was one of the most interesting but challenging courses i have done in a while.

By Jaybee B

Nov 4, 2020

The Course was very informative. Lots of new ideas was being presented in the course.

By Sana Q

Aug 13, 2020

I am so happy that i chose this project.The teachers were awesome .it helped me alot.

By Haseeb U S

Jul 14, 2020

Very well delivered, covering all the essentials required fort he project management.