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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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Jan 28, 2020

Thank you to Coursera for such a great platform to improve our skills and literacy.The learning environment offered here is completely a learn at your own pace environment,making it flexible to learn.


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.

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May 4, 2020

It was very nice sessions and were understandable

By Dr. S G N G

Apr 13, 2020

One research based assignment should be inroduced

By khaled A E

Apr 5, 2020

good and learn more about initiation of project

By areen s

Jun 26, 2020

great course. good examples in the case studies

By Suher E

Jul 21, 2020

very general information, but good as a start.

By Karthik R

May 21, 2020

Good one, with higher knowledge gaining course

By Eugenio P

Jun 10, 2019

Interesting foundations for project management

By Aleksejs Z

Oct 8, 2018

Descriptive introduction to project management

By Tommy B

May 21, 2017

Sometimes dry, but the material itself is dry.

By Matthew M

Feb 24, 2016

Informative, basic, nuts and bolts information

By Murthy V A

Aug 5, 2021

Nice course on Project Initiation & Planning

By Ekaterina E

Jun 1, 2021

It was very interesting and well explained.

By Bablu P

Oct 28, 2020

Great starter course for initiating projects

By akshay g

Oct 6, 2020

more detailed video content would be better.

By Gábor B

Jun 17, 2020

It is a nice summary with fair expectations.

By Jannatul F N

Oct 22, 2016

Refurbish your project management knowledge.

By Michel R

Sep 9, 2016

Easy to understand and simple to keep track!

By Hugo v S

Sep 3, 2015

A good course introducing Project management

By Yackness S

Aug 8, 2022

absolutely great, it was easy to understAND

By Nathan B

May 12, 2022

Not too bad, good course to start off with.

By Leigh C

Jan 19, 2021

Very good introduction to project planning.

By bechir k

Dec 27, 2020

Formation très enrichissante

Merci beaucoup.


Jun 22, 2020

it really build me up in project management


Jun 18, 2020


By Jamshid S

Aug 6, 2019

Very interesting and easy to learn material