About this Course
4.6
5,912 ratings
1,173 reviews
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese

What you will learn

  • Check

    Anticipate common sources of conflict within a project environment

  • Check

    Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager

  • Check

    Identify project stakeholders

  • Check

    Summarize the key elements of a project plan

Skills you will gain

Project ManagementProjectPlanningProject Planning
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
20 minutes to complete

Get Started!

Get started in this module by reviewing the course overview and participating in the course survey....
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Survey10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

What is a Project?

In this module, we will identify the key characteristics of a project, identify primary project constraints, define the role and responsibilities of the project manager, and identify Project Organizational Structures....
Reading
3 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
2.3 Case Study2m
Bonus Video: Deciphering the PMBOK® Guide12m
Reading3 readings
2.2 Lesson10m
2.4 Optional Readings10m
2.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Get to Know your Stakeholders

In this module, we will understand the definition of a project stakeholder, identify who they are, identify their information needs, and define responsibility for managing stakeholders and controlling their engagement....
Reading
3 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
3.3 Case Study2m
Bonus Video: A Stakeholder Story10m
Reading4 readings
Congratulations!10m
3.2 Lesson10m
3.4 Optional Readings10m
3.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Scope Matters

In this module, we will define the purpose of using a project charter, summarize the key elements of a project plan, and discuss the scope statement and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)....
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
4.3 Case Study1m
Bonus Video: WBS - We Build Strength8m
Reading3 readings
4.2 Lesson10m
4.4 Optional Readings10m
4.5 Exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
4.6
1,173 ReviewsChevron Right
Career direction

36%

started a new career after completing these courses
Career Benefit

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Career promotion

14%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

Highlights
foundational knowledge
(842)
introductory course
(675)
By OUMar 27th 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

By DSNov 20th 2017

It was very helpful for me to understand what the project management is. I am just thinking about starting this new career path and i was feeling comfortable in this field during the learning process.

Instructor

Avatar

Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate. Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process....
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Courses in this introduction specialization will not receive UCI credit. However, you will be able to receive an University issued Professional Certificate and 12 academic credits for the Applied Project Management Certificate.

    https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.