Budgeting and Scheduling Projects

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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…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

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

Work toward a Professional Certificate This course prepares you for the fully-online accredited Applied Project Management Certificate from University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education. Learn More Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP, Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

Basic Info Course 2 of 4 in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: Vietnamese How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Get Started!
Get started in this module by reviewing the course overview and participating in the course survey.


2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Course Overview
  2. Reading: Course Survey


WEEK 2


Resource Needs & Quality Management
In this module, we will decompose work packages into activities, identify the resource needs of the project, and use a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) to assign responsibilities. In addition, you will have a lesson on Quality Management.


3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: 2.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: 2.2 Lesson
  3. Video: 2.3 Case Study
  4. Reading: 2.4 Optional Readings
  5. Reading: 2.5 Exercise
  6. Video: Bonus Video: Tips for Identifying Project Resources

Graded: Module 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Estimating
In this module, we will define what is needed to estimate activity durations, estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities, and discover three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget.


3 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Reading: Don't Miss Out!
  2. Video: 3.1 Lecture
  3. Reading: 3.2 Lesson
  4. Video: 3.3 Case Study
  5. Reading: 3.4 Optional Readings
  6. Reading: 3.5 Exercise
  7. Video: Bonus Video: Avoid These Estimating Pitfalls

Graded: Module 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


Scheduling



In this module, we will create a network diagram, determine the critical path and calculate float, define milestones and a create a milestone schedule, describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule, and recognize the components of a project’s quality management plan.


3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: 4.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: 4.2 Lesson
  3. Video: 4.3 Case Study
  4. Reading: 4.4 Optional Readings
  5. Reading: 4.5 Exercise
  6. Video: Bonus Video: Revisiting the Network Diagram

Graded: Module 4 Quiz

WEEK 5


Wrap Up
Wrap up this course by meeting our industry expert panelists, taking the final exam, and participating in our post course survey.


1 video, 3 readings expand


  1. Reading: You're Almost There!
  2. Reading: Meet the Panelists
  3. Video: Panelist Interview
  4. Reading: Post Course Survey

Graded: Final Exam
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