About this Course

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Anticipate common sources of conflict within a project environment

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    Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager

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    Identify project stakeholders

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    Summarize the key elements of a project plan

Skills you will gain

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Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

34%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

Instructor

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Image of instructor, Margaret  Meloni,  MBA, PMP

Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP 

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education
437,251 Learners
11 Courses

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University of California, Irvine

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

20 minutes to complete

Get Started!

20 minutes to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Survey10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

What is a Project?

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
2.3 Case Study2m
Bonus Video: Deciphering the PMBOK® Guide12m
3 readings
2.2 Lesson10m
2.4 Optional Readings10m
2.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Get to Know your Stakeholders

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
3.3 Case Study2m
Bonus Video: A Stakeholder Story10m
4 readings
Congratulations!10m
3.2 Lesson10m
3.4 Optional Readings10m
3.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Scope Matters

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
4.3 Case Study1m
Bonus Video: WBS - We Build Strength8m
3 readings
4.2 Lesson10m
4.4 Optional Readings10m
4.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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By OUMar 27th 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

By PJan 29th 2020

Thank you to Coursera for such a great platform to improve our skills and literacy.The learning environment offered here is completely a learn at your own pace environment,making it flexible to learn.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Courses in this introduction specialization will not receive UCI credit. However, you will be able to receive an University issued Professional Certificate and 12 academic credits for the Applied Project Management Certificate.

    https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

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