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Budgeting and Scheduling Projects, University of California, Irvine

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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 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...

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Jan 21, 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.


Oct 24, 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.

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By Sharawe Elkamil Abass Ahmed

Feb 15, 2019

Very excellent course enlightened me very much in terms of budgeting and scheduling projects.

By Kirsten Kurjata

Feb 11, 2019

Nice quick overview of Budgeting and Scheduling. Handy to read the two optional readings as well to gain more perspective.

By George Su

Feb 09, 2019

Detail the essential in easy way


Feb 03, 2019


By Amos Sebakunzi Uwihoroye

Jan 28, 2019

This course is very important as no project can exist without spending and each project has programs which move on with time. Therefore this course is important for the projects to be successful.

it can be rated to 95%.

Great thanks to the instructor and Coursera directors for giving me this opportunity of pursuing a certificate in this course.

By Yerbolat Satybaldy

Jan 27, 2019

Very nice and simple!

By Bryce Fitzgerald

Jan 26, 2019

Learned so much about budgeting. My favorite part so far.

By Mehdi Beigi

Jan 21, 2019

User Friendly and easy to digest materials, well done course designer/s.


By Joanna Moreno

Jan 19, 2019

great course, you need to be focus

By Caroline Bonvalot

Jan 18, 2019

Thanks to Margaret Meloni, she has great explanations and instances! It was a delight to follow this course.