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Initiating and Planning Projects, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

The courses in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization are a recommended precursor to UCI's Applied Project Management Certificate. Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes? Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the key characteristics of a project 2. Identify primary project constraints 3. Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager 4. Identify Project Organizational Structures 5. Understand the definition of a Project Stakeholder 6. Identify project stakeholders 7. Identify information needs of the project stakeholders 8. Define responsibility for managing stakeholder and controlling stakeholder engagement 9. Define the purpose of using a project charter 10. Summarize the key elements of a project plan 11. Identify common sources of conflict within a project environment 12. Describe the difference between authority and influence...
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Nov 20, 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.


Mar 27, 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.

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By Caroline Bonvalot

Jan 18, 2019

Thanks to Marget Meloni , she has clear explanations and instances ! It was a delight to follow this course!

By Shawn Glide

Jan 16, 2019

Easy and to the point, great.


Jan 11, 2019

This is best course for those candidate who interested in PMP. This is basic course for planning every project. Also very helpful for managers, engineers, project managers etc.

By Mariana Arroyo Ortega

Jan 10, 2019


By Phillip Zastrow

Jan 09, 2019

Overall I liked the course a lot. It was a nice mixture of course materials combined with real life stories. Thanks a lot!

By Joanna Moreno

Jan 05, 2019

great basic course for planning, clear explanations, videos and slides.

By Eyasu Mekonnen

Dec 31, 2018

A wonderful course.I wish I could enroll in the next courses!


Dec 27, 2018

Good presentation and lesson presentation.

The questions are thought well and the videos very interesting

By Meaad Ali Al Zadjali

Dec 25, 2018

It was excellent course, it improved my skills

By Swathi S Anikar

Dec 22, 2018

A more detailed course content would help in understanding these concepts better.