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About the 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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Top reviews


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.


Jun 25, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By Nagmaldin

May 05, 2020

I do appreciate it

By Bernard K B

Apr 24, 2020

Interesting course

By Dwi R N

Apr 17, 2020

very useful course

By Tanbir A A

Apr 13, 2020

it was nice course

By Trương T V

Jan 16, 2020

I like this course


Sep 05, 2018

Excellent Content!

By Shalvi G

Jun 08, 2018

Highly Informative

By Lorena P

Jan 31, 2018

Excellent Course!!

By Aqib A

Nov 02, 2017

Outstanding Course

By Rémi M

Oct 08, 2017

Very interesting !

By Enayatullah

Mar 14, 2017


By John D

Jan 23, 2017

Great information.

By Salah M E A

Dec 01, 2016

Informative course

By Kiran K

Apr 09, 2016

Excellent course!!

By Ayodeji P O

Feb 29, 2016

Awesome eye opener

By Juan J C C

Dec 10, 2015


By Tony T

Nov 25, 2015

very knowledgable!

By Saurabh K

Jun 05, 2020

Excellent content


May 31, 2020

Very good course.

By Amirali N

Apr 12, 2020

Very good project

By Garvit M

Apr 09, 2020

Loved this course

By David E M G

Dec 13, 2019

simple and useful

By Lisa A

Dec 08, 2019

Very informative!

By Pranav K

Sep 29, 2019

Very nice content

By Fernando S

Nov 13, 2018

Very informative!