Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

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To obtain this Certificate to share your success with the world all you need to do is complete 3 courses in the suggested order and tackle the Capstone Project, designed to apply skills you’ve learned.

Course 1: Initiating and Planning Projects

Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes?
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Course 2: Budgeting and Scheduling ProjectsIntroduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

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

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Course 3: Managing Project Risks and Changes

Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
This course will help you manage project risk effectively by identifying, analyzing, and communicating inevitable changes to project scope and objectives. You will understand and practice the elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance. You will be equipped with the tools to manage change in the least disruptive way possible for your team and other project stakeholders.
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Course 4: Project Management Capstone

This capstone project is designed to allow you to take the knowledge you have gained through the Specialization and put that knowledge into practice. In the capstone, you will create several of the key planning deliverables that have been discussed in these courses and either work on a project you choose or use a suggested case study. You will begin the capstone project by writing part of the project charter. You will build on that information to define your project, and then ultimately create a schedule, budget and responses for the risks you identify. The goal is for you to use what you have learned in the previous courses and to perform your own research on how to best move forward with the capstone project. Your work will be peer reviewed by your classmates. In turn you will peer review the work of other classmates. Instructions on how to conduct peer reviews will be included in the course.
Upon completing this series, you will be able to
(1) write a narrative charter statement,
(2) create a work breakdown structure,
(3) sequence project activities,
(4) build a project schedule,
(5) create a project budget,
(6) create a responsibility assignment matrix,
(7) identify project risks and
(8) define responses for those risks.
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