University of California, Irvine

Project Planning

This course is part of UCI Project Management Professional Certificate

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
46 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Assessments

8 quizzes, 6 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

(167 reviews)

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90%

Beginner level
No prior experience required
46 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the UCI Project Management Professional Certificate
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There are 6 modules in this course

Successful projects do not just happen. They are planned. Understanding what success for a specific project means is part of the plan. Take the opportunity to understand how you will measure success. Does your project require assistance or materials from the outside? If it does, will you know what type of contract will support your success? When you understand these basics and you know how to identify the risks you face and how all of this information shapes your estimates, then you are ready to consider committing to a schedule and a budget. This course will take you through critical project planning basics so that when it is time for your schedule and budget, you are well informed. Once you have some planning basics under your belt, we will draw upon your knowledge to logically map out what will happen and when it will happen. You will begin thinking about your project schedule, estimate how long the work will take, arrange the project work in the required sequence, and develop an understanding of what it is meant when someone refers to the critical path. This course will complete the project schedule, and consider who will perform the work and what they need to perform the work. This course will also discuss how to approach planning your project using Agile. This course will utilize the project artifacts previously accomplished in Project Launch course. This course will utilize the project artifacts previously accomplished in the Project Launch course.

What's included

12 videos9 readings3 quizzes1 assignment2 discussion prompts1 plugin

What is project risk? How can project risks be identified? How does the project manager respond to project risks? How does the project manager estimate cost and duration?

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What are the 'Golden Rules' of estimating? How to estimate using your WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)? What will it take to complete the project work?

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7 videos6 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Congratulations! You've nearly finished the second course of the Project Planning Specialization. In this module, we will review what you have accomplished so far and orient you to the next steps in your Project Management journey.

What's included

10 videos5 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 peer review1 discussion prompt

How do you create meaningful milestones? How can you use milestones to communicate your plan?

What's included

9 videos6 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 peer review2 discussion prompts

What's included

10 videos7 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Instructor

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4.9 (20 ratings)
Margaret  Meloni,  MBA, PMP
University of California, Irvine
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