Project Management Life Cycle

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Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

First, we will cover project initiation. We will review projects in organizations, project selection models, the project manager role and project organization structures to better understand how a project is initiated. You will also learn how to create a key project management deliverable, the project charter.

Second, we will cover the project-planning phase. You will learn how to build a comprehensive project management plan covering the ke...

Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

First, we will cover project initiation. We will review projects in organizations, project selection models, the project manager role and project organization structures to better understand how a project is initiated. You will also learn how to create a key project management deliverable, the project charter.

Second, we will cover the project-planning phase. You will learn how to build a comprehensive project management plan covering the key aspects of risk, quality, scope, schedule, cost, time, resource and communications.

Third, we will cover the project execution phase. We will explore the monitoring and control of a project including earned value analysis and project reporting. Case studies and examples will be used to help you understand the correct actions for a project manager to take to keep a project in control.

Finally, we will cover the project closing phase, where we explore the tasks to complete an effective project closure.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program that is designed to teach the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a project management career. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

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S Najafian

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I would like to recommend this course to those who will be some how engaged with project work. I have several years of experience in supporting project works and project managers and had the opportunity to take a few very short term trainings on Project's different elements but was never fundamental. In this course you would learn the whole process of a project management from the beginning up to the end. So lots have been learnt on my behalf and although I may not have the chance to use this info in new job opportunities but I truly enjoyed this course. I would like to thank our teacher, all edex personnel who provided this means and of course all my co learners who shared their ideas in forums.
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Katica Nadvegi

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
This course really gave me the tools that I need to go into Project Management with a clear and confident understanding of the subject. The course instructor, Leonie Fernandes, delivers the course so well, that I truly felt as if I were in class. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in going into Project Managment or who has already some experience with projects. The course provides great materials for verified learners and up to date literature in Project Managment. Thank you again RIT and edX!
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Sirajul Islam

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
This free online project management course from RIT offers the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation. I liked and enjoyed the course very much. Young learners who are seeking a project management career could learn from this course a lot, and it could be the launching pad for them to become a PMP. Though I was sure to achieve a good grade, and I did achieve that scoring 89% marks, I choose to sign up as an audit student because I become aged and may not have enough opportunity to get back to a project management career afresh. Thanks to all my teachers, staff and co-learners for their cooperation, support and giving me the opportunity to be remained busy in learning for some entertaining weeks!
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mehreen khan

6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
It was all great to work with and all instructors were helpfully too The content of the course was exciting and well understood on all the major aspects covered in the course about how the development of the life cycle starts in managing the employment and the bussiness sector of the deals and policies being seen and devotion on working them grow and prosper in real life ways through management.
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yanjun lu

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
This course is very clear and systematically explain the project management procedure. It is a worthy taking course
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Hector Chacon

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I really find this course very useful and apropriate. The content is easy to follow and the instructor is very clear.
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Rama Appuswamy

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
This course has encapsulated every vital element of Project Management(PM) through a simple project. Leonie, Michelle, Mohamed and Katie have done a great job explaining in a simpler way the intricacies of PM. I strongly recommend this course to everyone engaged in any venture so that the knowledge gained will improve the chance of success. Congratulations to Rochester Institute of Technology in providing this course to community at large.Thanks.
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Cesar Trejo

10/10 starsDropped
2 years, 8 months ago
This was a great course, unfortunately I was not able to follow up on time during all weeks, regardless the content is very helpfull for my daily work, it was an excellent time spent Thanks for great quality and efforts to share these courses
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Chrystine Senecal

7/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I had great pleasure to follow this course on Project management life cycle. The subject is a good one and allows me to gain knowledge that can serve me in a lot of different areas of my life (personal and professional). The structure of the course facilitates learning. I just hoped that I had more time to give to this course to properly study the different modules. I wish to complete that program and work in that field.
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Sam Manoochehri

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I am preparing to take the PMP exam in few months and I enjoyed this online course. The PM concepts were explained in the clearest way possible and I learned a lot and I have a much better picture of the whole idea about the Project Management. Thanks. Sam
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Johanna Salas

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The course is very good, even I'm already had the PMP certification, I learned more things. Everything was excellent. Thank you.
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Mohamed Abdi

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I am very happy to reach one of my milestones which I have promised to attain, Alhamduliha, I have successfully completed and passed Excellent grade, this is not a really studying a course but it was a real project which have triple constraint which needs to be managed well. thank you all my teachers and others staff which closely monitoring and updating every thing. I am hope you all health and long life. Thank you very much
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Good course. It could be more in-depth, but there are two other courses that follow, so they may explore the topic more. I work full-time, so this was completed after/before work. I did this as a verified student and expect to complete the other two classes for the Micro Masters.
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Antonella Bizzotto

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The course has been very helpful. I really enjoyed it. I still remember each week and really appreciated the 4 weeks dedicated to planning phase. Still have some pbms in Risk Management but appreciated the best way to handle it. I really liked final exam. It was a test to verify new skills learned during the course. It was differnt from graded weekly tests. Again a great course. Well structured. I'm differnet now. My working everyday behaviour as a PM is somewhat automatically different. Very grateful.
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Anil Kutuwo

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The course content is very helpful to elucidate the subject/topics. Additional link/resources further elaborate the topics. The course is well structured.
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Yusuf Falola

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The course is well structured and taught. It provides the basics of Project Management to one who has no experience about project management.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Very interesting and well structured. This course approaches Project Management in a very clear and complete way. It is a great course for project management, event management and business management in general. The concepts, theory and practice are all there.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
The course is well designed and provides excellent demonstrated examples based on the application of the Theory. Throughout the course, the assessment and formative assessments challenge you to apply your understanding of material, not just memorize. Great Job. Would highly recommend
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
The course team is very supportive and helpful, with a quick turnaround time for answering questions. The platform has some aspects that are not user friendly, but the course content is informative and detailed.
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Naresh Malik

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
How helpful this course to acquire PDU for already PMP professionals. Kindly provide how apply PDU credentials.
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Hugo Reyes

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
Excellent course! It really gives you an insight into what Project Management is about and at the same time provides you with the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to either achieve a PMP certification or develop any other kind of activity related to Project Mangement.
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Jonathan Woolfrey

2/10 starsDropped
2 years, 10 months ago
There is nothing in this course than cannot be gained from reading a book. Course content consists of reading out definitions of project management terms. No effort is given in to explaining why projects are managed the way they are, why projects fail/succeed, or strategies to accelerate a beginner's success rate. No insights are given from industry professionals either. People considering this course are better off spending their with other edX courses like Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals by IDB, or Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success by TU Delft, both with richer content and cheaper price tag.
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hanan ibrahim

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 10 months ago
it is a great course . it is nice to Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing.
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Ahmed Usman

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 10 months ago
The course is very interesting, educative and encouraging. Thanks for giving me this great opportunity. The instructor is an expert in the field. Keep it up
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2 years, 10 months ago
This course would be relevant to all professionals who are part of a large corporations where fundings need to follow project management closely. Thank you for offering this course.
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Shravani Maringanti

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 10 months ago
The content is covered with all the fundamentals required and is very useful. Leonie Fernandes, she is amazing and I think she is the one who can help us to promote ourselves as a good project managers.coming to the provider,they are doing an incredible job.
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