University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project Initiation and Planning

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21 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Describe the concepts of project management and the key activities in the project life cycle

  • Develop a project management plan that documents the actions necessary to define, coordinate, and measure all project activities

  • Identify necessary labor and material resources, estimate the required units to meet expectations, and demonstrate impact of changes to project scope

  • Demonstrate how teams are assigned and formed, describe the stages of team development, and optimize the project schedule

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37 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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97%

Beginner level
No prior experience required
21 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

What's included

2 videos5 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn about the life cycle of a project when using the traditional model for project management. Why is it called waterfall, and how does that dictate the process? The focus will be on the first state of the project life cycle, project initiation.

What's included

24 videos3 readings10 quizzes

In this module, you will learn about the planning phase of the project when using a waterfall approach - getting the team on board and collaboratively building a plan for managing tasks, stakeholders, and risks. You will learn about how to create the foundation for developing a detailed project plan which includes budget and schedule.

What's included

18 videos2 readings11 quizzes

In this module, you will learn several techniques that will help you develop a detailed project plan. The project plan will reveal the critical tasks. Managing projects using a waterfall approach is a start-to-finish approach to getting things done, and making projects more successful. The critical path has a significant impact on both the cost and schedule of a project.

What's included

15 videos2 readings7 quizzes1 peer review

In this module, you will learn about agile project management - the methodology best used when project requirements are not well defined and nd change frequently. This module will focus on the roots of agile and show how to initiate and plan projects using scrum.

What's included

15 videos4 readings8 quizzes

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4.9 (61 ratings)
Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta, Ph.D., PMP, CSM, CSPO
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
7 Courses65,215 learners

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