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Course 1 of 4 in the

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Beginner Level

Approx. 44 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study...


Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

6 hours to complete

Introduction to Project Management

6 videos (Total 22 min), 10 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
What is a Project?3m
What is Project Management?3m
Roles & Responsibilities of a Project Manager (C1M1.030)4m
Areas of Expertise of a Project Manager4m
Project Goals and Module Wrap-Up3m
10 readings
Course Welcome10m
Onboarding Course Agenda2h 10m
Course Syllabus (including outline, grading, and policies)30m
Course Deferral and Cancellation Policies10m
Coursera Technical Support10m
Earning a UCI Continuing Education Certificate in Project Management10m
Reminder: Live Session - Week 110m
Module Readings20m
Interactive: What Is Project Management?10m
Interactive: Hiring a Project Manager20m
3 practice exercises
Getting your UCI Division of Continuing Education Reference ID2m
UCI DCE Web User Account Verification30m
Module Quiz – Project Management Fundamentals20m
2 hours to complete

Project Leadership

4 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Leadership Vision and Supervision4m
Management and Leadership Skills8m
Project Leadership Tips2m
2 readings
Module Readings40m
The Difference between Leadership and Management: Read This First15m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Management and Leadership10m
4 hours to complete

Project Selection and Justification

7 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Where do Projects Come From?10m
Project Selection Criteria4m
The Business Case5m
Evaluating a Business Case1m
Module Exercise: Writing a Business Case2m
Module Wrap-Up1m
4 readings
Project Justification and the Business Case10m
Reminder: Live Session - Week 210m
Interactive: Project Selection and Goals25m
Project Selection Quiz Scenario - Read this first20m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Project Justification and the Business Case20m
5 hours to complete

The Project Charter

5 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
The Project Charter6m
The Project Team4m
Module Exercise2m
Module Wrap-Up58s
3 readings
Module Readings1h
Supplemental Video to Watch10m
Interactive: Drafting a Project Charter10m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Project Charter12m
6 hours to complete

Project Kickoff, PM Plan, and Agile PM

7 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Project Kickoff5m
The Project Management Plan7m
Agile Project Management4m
Project Kickoff Exercise11s
Module Wrap-Up55s
The Restaurant Case Study41s
2 readings
Module Readings1h
Reminder: Live Session - Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Project Kickoff, Project Plan, and Agile16m
5 hours to complete

Requirements Gathering

8 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Gathering Requirements4m
Eliciting Requirements8m
The Outputs1m
Requirements Matrix and Traceability2m
Requirements Gathering Example2m
Module Exercise42s
Module Wrap-Up1m
3 readings
Module Readings30m
Interactive: Requirements Gathering10m
Midterm Survey1m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Eliciting Requirements20m
4 hours to complete

The Statement of Work

6 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Requirements to Scope6m
Scope Creep1m
Developing the Statement of Work4m
Module Exercise24s
Module Wrap-Up42s
2 readings
Reminder: Live Session - Week 410m
Tips for Developing an SOW10m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – Statement of Work20m
4 hours to complete

Work Breakdown Structure

9 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
What is WBS?1m
WBS Formats2m
Creating a WBS1m
WBS Verification1m
The WBS Dictionary1m
Why a WBS?1m
WBS Exercise20s
Module Wrap-Up20s
1 reading
Module Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz – WBS and SOW20m
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By ATJan 15th 2018

The content is well constructed, and the professor is very engaged in the success of the students. There are a few technical glitches that need to be cleaned up given the cost of the course.

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This was an excellent introduction to project management launch techniques and tools. It takes into consideration the difference between doing an exercise to de



Paul Lu, Doctor of Business Administration, PMP

University of California, Irvine -- Division of Continuing Education

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  • You will earn the Coursera certificate of completion. This certificate is different from the Applied Project Management Certificate you will earn from UCI, if you complete all four associated specializations. By earning the Applied PM Certificate through Coursera, you will be able to request a transcript and official certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

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