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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...
foundational knowledge

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introductory course

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Jun 24, 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!


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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May 10, 2020

This course is very useful for project management skills.

By Ajinkya A W

Aug 27, 2019

Content is good and very interesting to learn , thank you

By jeff w

Mar 30, 2018

Id like to see more real world application for each week.

By Suraj C

Sep 26, 2017

this is the best course i have been doing online till now

By Kevin P

Aug 5, 2017

Very good lecture and lessons. Practical, not just book.

By Giorgos

Aug 20, 2018

more live examples and more challenging questions needed

By Deleted A

Aug 13, 2015

Need to download the reading lessons for offline reading

By Costas K

Mar 11, 2021

Would have prefered more videos and less study material

By Rahul M

May 18, 2020

Its well planned and all topics are explained in detail

By Sowmyalatha S

Feb 9, 2020

Contains good information about the Project management.

By alfath s

Nov 20, 2018

Nice material. Opening my mind about project management

By Frank J C I

Feb 24, 2022

Good course, but i would like to see more study cases.

By Nauras I

Jun 24, 2021

very useful to gain the basics of project management .

By Gavor P

Feb 28, 2021

This course is very insightful ... thank you very much

By Pradeesh R

Sep 28, 2020

Course is very useful to me and it very interested one

By Eliseo J P

Sep 24, 2020

great course...simple and easy....very understandable.

By Muhammad M M

Mar 29, 2020

It is great to work online and collaborative learning.

By Robyn S

Jan 5, 2023

Good for new project managers to learn about process

By Abdullah S S A

Aug 20, 2020

It was a very good curse. I do lean much. thank You.

By Anastasiia K

Apr 25, 2020

A nice introductory course but with some small flaws

By chetan K R

Jul 16, 2018

More Examples and level of quiz should be more tough

By Ian W

Jan 1, 2017

good overview of concepts, nice instructional design

By Elena A

Dec 22, 2016

Nice introductory course. Very clear ans structured!

By Abel S

Apr 17, 2022

Very help full course, to plan and initat project.

By Wenqian C

Aug 19, 2021

Very useful and to the point. Highly recommended!