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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

What you will learn

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    Define milestones and create a milestone schedule

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    Estimate the quantities and costs of resources needed for project activities

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    Identify the resource needs of the project

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    Use a responsibility assignment matrix to assign responsibilities

Skills you will gain

ScheduleProject ManagementBudgetBudget Estimation
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
20 minutes to complete

Get Started!

Get started in this module by reviewing the course overview and participating in the course survey....
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Survey10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
2.3 Case Study1m
Bonus Video: Tips for Identifying Project Resources8m
Reading3 readings
2.2 Lesson10m
2.4 Optional Readings10m
2.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
3.3 Case Study2m
Bonus Video: Avoid These Estimating Pitfalls13m
Reading4 readings
Don't Miss Out!10m
3.2 Lesson10m
3.4 Optional Readings10m
3.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
4.3 Case Study1m
Bonus Video: Revisiting the Network Diagram22m
Reading3 readings
4.2 Lesson10m
4.4 Optional Readings10m
4.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By LMJan 21st 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.

By MFOct 24th 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.

Instructor

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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

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