• Unit 4: Planning Projects

    Although project execution is often considered the phase of the project that takes the most time to complete, project planning is the phase that starts to refine the goals, objectives, and deliverables for the project so that execution is effective and efficient. In planning, the project team seeks to thoroughly define the scope of work, schedule, resources needed, and a plan for monitoring and controlling costs. Finally, we look at how to plan for project risks, quality, and procurement needs.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 13 hours.

    • 4.1: Defining Project Scope

    • 4.2: Plan the Schedule

    • 4.3: Controlling the Project Schedule

    • 4.4: The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    • 4.5: Resource Planning

    • 4.6: Budget Estimation

    • 4.7: Risk Identification

    • 4.8: Risk Response Planning

    • 4.9: Quality Management

    • 4.10: Procurement Management

    • Unit 4 Study Resources

      This review video is an excellent way to review what you've learned so far and is presented by one of the professors who created the course.

    • Unit 4 Assessment

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