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Initiating and Planning Projects

Margaret Meloni

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In this course, project management professional Margaret Meloni from the University of California, Irvine provides a practical overview of the ups and downs of the project management process.


Initiating and Planning Projects

Initiating and Planning Projects

by Margaret Meloni


Project management involves a great deal of time and contributions from a team of individuals working toward clearly defined end goals. Effective project management can determine the difference between a project running smoothly or becoming an absolute disaster.

Initiating and Planning Projects is a Coursera course offered by the University of California, Irvine and led by Margaret Meloni, experienced project manager and president of Meloni Coaching Solutions. In this course, Meloni uses her background in IT project management and project management office leadership to show you how to effectively use project management tools.

This course will teach you the key responsibilities of a project manager and their project team, as well as how to ask the right questions to help you meet your project objectives.

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As a project manager, you oversee the success of the project. You are using your knowledge and skills, combined with project management tools and techniques, to ensure that project objectives are met.

- Margaret Meloni

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