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Engineering Project Management: Initiating and Planning   

Engineering Project Management: Initiating and PlanningABOUT 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.

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.

Difficulty Level: BEGINNER

Estimated Learning Time:  19 hours


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Course Instructor PhotoTom Phalen
Lecturer in Engineering Leadership, PMP
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

Course Instructor PhotoKazimir Karwowski
Executive Director, PMP
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership


  • Engineering Project Management: Initiating and Planning
  • Fee: $59.00

If you are thinking of taking more than one course, the subscription option may be more beneficial.
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