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Project Launch, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

Today’s fast track business and global environment emphasizes increasing project development efficiency while using fewer resources. This course shows you how to accomplish exactly this. Learn how to justify and select projects, and how stakeholders can influence projects. Identify the requirements necessary for defining project scope and create a list of tasks necessary to accomplish that scope. Create effective communication plans and assign responsibilities. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of project planning through the use of scheduling software. Establish project requirements, objectives, and goals before defining the total project scope using a work breakdown structure (WBS). You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learn to a case study that brings together the key elements of launching a project....

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Jan 15, 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.


Apr 20, 2018

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

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By JL Galache

Apr 04, 2019

Very useful course covering project planning from a mostly classical perspective.

By Cristina Cortés Navascués

Jan 23, 2019

Homework and time needed to cover the material is much more than indicated. Q&A really poor. Feedback from instructor really limited.

By Claudia S

Nov 09, 2018

Excellent course. Excellent instructor.

Workload somewhat heavy for a full-time employed professional.

By Jan Rhebergen

Oct 29, 2018

Well organised course with very little errors. Work load can be high at times. For instance week 5's work could perhaps have been spread out a little more and/or have a later deadline. Instructors very capable, knowledgeable and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by the student interaction and discussion.

By Walter Eduardo Fagundes D'Oliveira

Sep 30, 2018

This course has great content to advance your career in project management. I specially enjoy the case study solution approach to most course questions.

By Jerry Castro

Sep 16, 2018

Great work leading the class Paul. Really enjoyed your style and course curriculum.

Onward to Project Planning!

By Jason Lamb

Sep 11, 2018

Content is broken. Links don't work. Content is duplicated. Quiz questions have the answers in them. Language is inconsistent. Videos that are supposed to be included instead tell you that they're "been removed due to copyright violations." Some videos aren't available outside the US. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

The course is essentially a failed project.

By Pratima Rao

Aug 20, 2018

Course work is well structured and paced

By Bianca Campbell

Jun 21, 2018

Templates were hard to follow. Book was pointless. Had to look up things online on my own to complete the assignments. Live sessions weren't helpful. Noisy. Little discussion. Mostly just being read what was on the template out loud to us. :T

By Youngsuk Suh

Jun 09, 2018

I am certain that I can apply this learning outcome to real project lauching work.