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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 Haseeb U S

Jul 14, 2020

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


May 26, 2020

A very informative course along with the graded assignments that are very beneficial.

By Samer A

May 25, 2020

Very Useful, Thanks for the organizer and highly appreciate the efforts of the tutors

By Alejandro A

May 10, 2020

Great!! a lot of information!! but interesting!! assessments has a serious difficulty

By Rj B

May 18, 2020

This is a good course for an individual who wants to learn about project management.

By Petar H

May 28, 2019

a very good course, well-explained lessons and examples, and many interesting tasks

By David A R L

Sep 27, 2021

Curso bastante útil y práctico. No toma mucho tiempo a la semana y no es engorroso

By James L G

Jan 17, 2021

Very good and simples course. Quick way to get a good introduction to the subject.


May 15, 2020

Pleasant with the course contain and I am happy to achieve completion certificate.

By Rehan T

Apr 11, 2020

A great platform to enhance skills and earn valuable knowledge. Thank you Coursera

By Juan J C C

Sep 3, 2017

I enjoyed the course, clear concepts espouse in a simple way and well structured.

By Rubén D M R

Jul 21, 2021

Excelente Curso, al final queda el gusto de seguir aprendiendo, gracias a todos.

By Narasimha P S

Aug 4, 2021

Great course, informative and easy to follow with case study based assignments.

By Emmanuel E

Nov 20, 2020

Great lecture and introduction to understand what goes into managing a project.

By Dileepa C .

Feb 14, 2021

Great course.

This course gives an in-depth knowledge of project management.


Aug 24, 2020

I learned a lot from the course and it will definitely help me for my master

By Muhammad J H

Jun 30, 2020

Good course for beginners. It will build basic concept of project management.

By Mohit G

Jun 7, 2020

it is very helpful for a mechanical engineer like me to search for new scope.

By Franciana L T

Apr 2, 2018

Excelent course! Easy to follow and helpful for who is beginning the carreer.

By haidar h

Sep 19, 2022

It was a good course through which I learned a lot about project management,

By joey r h

Jun 16, 2022

Very informative and a must lesson in the career path of Project Management

By Hannah L B

Oct 23, 2020

I really like making the homeworks since it encapsulates all the learnings.

By Neeraj S

Aug 17, 2020

Kudos to the instructor duos for wonderful teaching. Thanks for the course.


Jul 25, 2020

Es una gran oportunidad para empezar en el mundo de la gestión de proyectos

By Denisse A G C

Jul 1, 2020

Great course, the videos are not boring and the activities are challenging.