Initiating and Planning Projects

Learn the key principles of project initiating and planning, which will include mapping stakeholders, the scope of work, and the project Work Breakdown Structure.

About The Course

Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes?

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I earn for completing this course?
You can earn a Verified Certificate by verifying your work with a risk-free, no obligation Signature Track trial. Payment for Signature Track can be made any time until the week before the course ends — so you’ll be more certain that you’ll earn your Verified Certificate.  If you choose not to verify your work, you can still participate in the complete course.  While your final score will be noted on your course records page, this course will not offer a Statement of Accomplishment. 

What resources will I need for this class?
The course is self-contained, with the suggested textbooks amplifying the analysis and application of pedagogical principles. You are not required to purchase the textbooks in order to be successful in the class.

Will this course transfer into the UCI Project Management Certificate Program?
Yes, however, only the successful completion of the Specialization in the Signature Track and the Capstone course will count towards the completion of the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices course in the Project Management Certificate Program at UCI Extension, which is a $740 savings to you.

When do I need to complete the course by?
This course is offered in the On Demand format. That means all the videos, quizzes and other content are always available and there are no deadlines. You can complete the course at your own pace.

Recommended Background

Individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from course work.