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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. Upon completing this course, 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 define responses for those risks...
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What you will learn

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    Build a project schedule
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    Create a project budget
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    Sequence project activities
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    Write a narrative charter statement

Skills you will gain

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Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Clock

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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1
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1 hour to complete

Get Started!

This section will prepare you for your capstone project and final peer review. It will also answer any questions you might have about the project assignment, the grading rubric, and what you can expect in the upcoming weeks together. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings
Video2 videos
Peer Review Overview4m
Reading5 readings
Course Overview10m
Honor Code & Plagiarism10m
Peer Review Timeline10m
Grading Logistics10m
FAQs10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Project Components & Instructions

This section will take you for a deep dive into each course objective that makes up the project components of the final assignment for the capstone course. It will include a description and directions for each component as well as grading rubrics to help prepare you for the upcoming Feedback Peer Review and Final Peer Review Assignment....
Reading
8 readings
Reading8 readings
Project Components/Course Objectives10m
# 1 Narrative Charter Statement10m
# 2 Work Breakdown Structure10m
# 3 Sequence Project Activities10m
# 4 Build a Project Schedule10m
# 5 Create a Project Budget10m
# 6 Create a RAM10m
# 7 Identify Project Risks10m
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2
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10 minutes to complete

Content Review

This section will provide review course content that you have seen in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization in hopes of giving you a helping hand in preparing your final capstone project....
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1 reading
Reading1 reading
Links to Relevant Course Content10m
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10 minutes to complete

Join the new applied project management certificate program!

Join our new Applied Project Management Certificate program. This week, learn more about the program, requirements for PDU’s and Contact Hours from PMI®, and explore frequently asked questions of Coursera learners....
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1 reading
Reading1 reading
What's Next?10m
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3
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2 hours to complete

Feedback Peer Review

This section is learners who want to have additional feedback on their project assignment prior to the Final Peer Review submission and evaluation....
Reading
1 quiz
Clock
2 hours to complete

Final Project Assignment Submission

This is your final peer review assignment submission portion of the course. Please be mindful that there will be no extension given to learners for any deadlines set....
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1 quiz
Week
4
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10 minutes to complete

Final Project Peer Review Evaluation

This is your final peer review assignment evaluation portion of the course. Please be mindful that there will be no extension given to learners for any deadlines set....
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1 reading
Reading1 reading
Evaluation of your Peer's Work10m
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10 minutes to complete

Specialization Wrap-Up

Let's wrap up our time together as we have traveled through the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization....
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Keep The Learning Momentum Going!10m
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Top Reviews

By ASJan 18th 2017

A fantastic course, whether or not previous knowledge was there the course really pushes the student to understand the concepts in their own manner.\n\nPerfect addition to my skillet, Thank you.

By TBDec 14th 2016

IT was great to have a chance to put what the previous courses taught to practice. It made sure you actually knew what the material was talking about rather than just regurgitating the slides.

Instructor

Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate. 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....
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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