Engineering Project Management: Initiating and Planning

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About this course: The goal of the course is to give you the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a project. By the end of this course you will be able to: - Perform a project assessment using information from previous projects and lessons learned - Identify key deliverables based on business requirements while managing customer expectations - Perform a stakeholder analysis and create a management plan - Analyze and develop a project organization - Create a project charter - Explain the business case for a project and calculate Net Present Value - Inform stakeholders of…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: The goal of the course is to give you the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a project. By the end of this course you will be able to: - Perform a project assessment using information from previous projects and lessons learned - Identify key deliverables based on business requirements while managing customer expectations - Perform a stakeholder analysis and create a management plan - Analyze and develop a project organization - Create a project charter - Explain the business case for a project and calculate Net Present Value - Inform stakeholders of the charter and ensure all parties know the deliverables and expectations As part of the course, you will prepare organization charts, create a Stakeholder Register, and write a Project Charter based on an engineering project in a provided Case Study. The Stakeholder Register will outline the key parties to the project, their concerns and how you will manage their expectations. Your Project Charter will provide the key guidance your team needs to understand the scope, requirements and purpose for the project. All of this will position you for initiating and planning your first project and/or understanding how you can maximize your contributions on your next project team. Rice Center for Engineering Leadership is a Registered Education Provider through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Learners who complete this course on the Certificate track will be awarded 12 hours of Profession Development Units. These are recognized by PMI for continuing education or can be applied toward the 35 hours of education required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing engineers who are early in their careers, especially those who are either in or approaching their first leadership role. It will provide the basic information required to understand how a project is authorized and organized. And, give leaners a better understanding of their role in enhancing project performance.

Created by:  Rice University
  • Taught by:  Tom Phalen, Lecturer in Engineering Leadership

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
  • Taught by:  Kazimir Karwowski, Executive Director

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Basic Info Course 1 of 3 in the Engineering Project Management Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week Language English 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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WEEK 1


Course Introduction
During this module you will meet the instructors, review course outline, and discuss grading and the course requirements. In addition, we will review a pre-selected case that will be used throughout the Specialization and discuss grading.


2 videos, 8 readings expand


  1. Video: Meet the Professors
  2. Video: Introduction to Specialization
  3. Reading: Course Icon Legend
  4. Reading: Pre-Course Survey
  5. Reading: Specialization Assignments
  6. Reading: Peer Review Guidelines
  7. Reading: Discussion Forum Guidelines
  8. Reading: Accessibility and Accommodations Statement
  9. Reading: General Course Information
  10. Reading: Using, Editing, and Submitting Documents in this Course


Project Management Overview
What is a project, project management, project manager, and where do you start?


7 videos, 1 reading, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Introduction and Objectives
  2. Reading: Recommended Readings
  3. Discussion Prompt: Introduce Yourself
  4. Video: Introduction to Project Management
  5. Video: Key Elements of Project Management
  6. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  7. Video: Program and Portfolio Management
  8. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  9. Video: Ethics
  10. Video: Ethics Work Process
  11. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  12. Video: Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion
  13. Discussion Prompt: Stories from Project Managers

Graded: Reflection - Stories from Project Managers
Graded: Week 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Project Organizations
You have become the manager of a project, now you have to organize your team.


10 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Introduction and Objectives
  2. Reading: Recommended Readings
  3. Video: Project Organizations - Introduction
  4. Video: Project Organizations - Matrix
  5. Video: Project Organizations - Projectized
  6. Video: How to Select an Organization
  7. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  8. Video: Project Management Processes
  9. Video: PM as a Leader
  10. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  11. Video: Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion
  12. Discussion Prompt: Project Organization
  13. Video: Case Introduction and Overview
  14. Reading: Case Study Overview and Sample Case
  15. Video: Project Organization Chart Assignment

Graded: Reflection - Project Organization
Graded: Module 2 Quiz
Graded: Project Organization Chart

WEEK 3


Project Communications and Stakeholder Management
Who do you need to consider while organizing your project and how will they communicate?


7 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Recommended Readings
  2. Video: Defining Stakeholders
  3. Video: Identifying Stakeholders
  4. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  5. Video: Stakeholder Management Plan
  6. Video: Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  7. Video: Controlling Stakeholder Engagement
  8. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  9. Video: Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion
  10. Discussion Prompt: Engaging Stakeholders
  11. Video: Project Stakeholder Register Assignment
  12. Reading: Example Project Deliverables

Graded: Reflection - Engaging Stakeholders
Graded: Module 3 Quiz
Graded: Project Stakeholder Register

WEEK 4


Project Integration Management



7 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Introduction and Objectives
  2. Reading: Recommended Readings
  3. Video: Developing a Project Charter
  4. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  5. Video: The Project Charter Itself
  6. Video: Project Management Plan
  7. Video: Manage and Control Work
  8. Practice Quiz: Concept Check
  9. Video: Kaz and Tom Weekly Conclusion
  10. Discussion Prompt: Charter Challenges
  11. Video: Project Charter Assignment
  12. Reading: Example Project Deliverable

Graded: Reflection - Charter Challenges
Graded: Module 4 Quiz
Graded: Project Charter Assignment

WEEK 5


Case Study and Deliverables
You will review the case study, apply lessons learned about project management and submit a project plan. After you submit the plan, you will peer review the plans of three classmates.


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Utilizing This Module
  2. Video: Peer Review Assignments
  3. Video: Course Conclusion
  4. Reading: End-Course Survey

Graded: Final Exam

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