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Engineering Project Management: Initiating and Planning

Rice University via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

The goal of the course is to give you the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a project.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Perform a project assessment using information from previous projects and lessons learned
- Identify key deliverables based on business requirements while managing customer expectations
- Perform a stakeholder analysis and create a management plan
- Analyze and develop a project organization
- Create a project charter
- Explain the business case for a project and calculate Net Present Value
- Inform stakeholders of the charter and ensure all parties know the deliverables and expectations

As part of the course, you will prepare organization charts, create a Stakeholder Register, and write a Project Charter based on an engineering project in a provided Case Study. The Stakeholder Register will outline the key parties to the project, their concerns and how you will manage their expectations. Your Project Charter will provide the key guidance your team needs to understand the scope, requirements and purpose for the project.

All of this will position you for initiating and planning your first project and/or understanding how you can maximize your contributions on your next project team.

Rice Center for Engineering Leadership is a Registered Education Provider through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Learners who complete this course on the Certificate track will be awarded 12 hours of Profession Development Units. These are recognized by PMI for continuing education or can be applied toward the 35 hours of education required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Syllabus

Course Introduction
-During this module you will meet the instructors, review course outline, and discuss grading and the course requirements. In addition, we will review a pre-selected case that will be used throughout the Specialization and discuss grading.

Project Management Overview
-What is a project, project management, project manager, and where do you start?

Project Organizations
-You have become the manager of a project, now you have to organize your team.

Project Communications and Stakeholder Management
-Who do you need to consider while organizing your project and how will they communicate?

Project Integration Management

Case Study and Deliverables
-You will review the case study, apply lessons learned about project management and submit a project plan. After you submit the plan, you will peer review the plans of three classmates.

Taught by

Tom Phalen and Kazimir Karwowski

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