• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


This Managing Project Risks and Changes offered by Coursera in partnership with UC irvine, Division of Continuing Education will help you manage project risk effectively by identifying, analyzing, and communicating inevitable changes to project scope and objectives. 

You will understand and practice the elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance. You will be equipped with the tools to manage change in the least disruptive way possible for your team and other project stakeholders.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define components of a communications management plan
  • Understand the importance of communications channels
  • Define the key elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance
  • Identify project risk events
  • Prioritize identified risks
  • Develop responses for a high priority risk
  • Identify and analyze changes to project scope
  • Describe causes and effects of project changes
  • Define the purpose of conducting a lessons learned session

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 4 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Get Started!
  • Project Communication
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Change Happens
  • Wrap Up

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


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