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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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Nov 19, 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.


Aug 30, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.

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By arun v

Jun 27, 2017

Excellent course material to prep yourself for PMP certification.

By Scott O

Jun 11, 2017

This is the first coursera class I have taken. I will take more.


Feb 24, 2017

Muy bueno y fue de gran ayuda para completar mis conocimientos. G

By Jethro A D

Nov 30, 2017

Very informative. Great for people who have no background in PM.

By Abdul R B

Oct 24, 2017

It went really nice and I learned a lot about Project Management

By Talha K

Aug 21, 2017

Real life project based assignments should help learning better.

By hany G

Jan 22, 2017

wonderful time i had it in this course new things i had learned

By parnian H

Oct 30, 2020

it is better to share the ppt. so that studying will be easier.

By จิตรเจียระนัย ป

Sep 10, 2020

This is starting point of project lead or project manager role.

By Gummarekula S

Jul 6, 2020


By Muhammad S Y

Apr 25, 2016

Awesome course, very well structured and i am loving it. Thanks

By Parany M

Mar 9, 2023

Really appreciate this course, thank for the job you are doing

By Steven R

May 12, 2020

This is a good way to get started learning the PMBOK material.

By Ruska K

Aug 15, 2019

Thanx for the course, it would be better to add more examples.

By Christopher O R

May 12, 2018

Excelllent to introduce you to the world of Project Management


Feb 22, 2017

this course is helpful.i am a construction management student.

By Amadori F

Nov 27, 2020

Good starting point with references to the PMBOK and not only

By Maximilian E

Oct 4, 2020

The course was a good starting point for project management.

By Spandana R

Mar 26, 2017

The course can be improved by giving some more case studies.

By Praveen C

Jul 11, 2022

It is very to the point and has a good structure of course.

By Armando G

Feb 28, 2021

It is a very good course about the Project Management basis

By Irina B

Feb 8, 2019

helpful course to introduction of project management basics

By Emmanuel o

Sep 2, 2020

i have acquired the basic knowledge of project management

By Tin Z P

Jul 17, 2020

Thank you University of California , Irvine and Coursera.


May 10, 2020

This course is very useful for project management skills.