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Budgeting and Scheduling Projects, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

A good project schedule helps all team members’ work together to meet project objectives. A project budget with realistic cost constraints is also an essential bedrock of any project. In this course you’ll learn to plan and stick to time and cost constraints in order to ensure the success of your projects. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the resource needs of the project 2. Decompose work packages into activities 3. Define what is needed to estimate activity durations 4. Define milestones and create a milestone schedule 5. Determine the critical path and calculate float 6. Describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule 7. Estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities 8. Select one of three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget 9. Use a responsibility assignment matrix to assign responsibilities 10. Recognize the components of a project’s quality management plan...

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Jan 21, 2017

As in the other UCI Extension courses, this one have a good structure and a complete set of information that makes its simple to understand the basics of Schedule and Estimating in project management.


Oct 24, 2016

I enjoyed this course, the mix of the video presentations and the powerpoints are well done. The instructor does an excellent job. the 'bonus videos' and 'panelist interviews' are very good as well.

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By Joanna Moreno

Jan 19, 2019

great course, you need to be focus

By Caroline Bonvalot

Jan 18, 2019

Thanks to Margaret Meloni, she has great explanations and instances! It was a delight to follow this course.

By Imran Sarvar Khan

Jan 11, 2019

Really an informative course.

By Eyasu Mekonnen

Jan 02, 2019

Excellent course ! I like to discussion of the experts.

By Mubbasher Mukhtar

Dec 28, 2018

It's worth the time and effort :)

By Yona Aloewie

Dec 27, 2018

The contents are very good to refresh my knowledge on the topics.

By Aulia Rahman

Dec 27, 2018

the syllabus is clear and sharp. I got what I need most. the videos also made me easy to understand, with added graphic and artificial visual.

By Meaad Ali Al Zadjali

Dec 25, 2018

It was very useful material, it helped me alot to improve my skills in project management


By Guia Marie M. Mortel

Dec 17, 2018

It is very informative, and useful.

By Shinel Granger

Dec 03, 2018

great as a beginners course