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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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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.


Mar 26, 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 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

By Flavia S

Jun 28, 2019

Good overall overview of project management

By vishnu

Feb 22, 2016

Good start to understand project management

By Riri M

Nov 13, 2015

A great kind of teaching by the professors!

By Muhammad Z A

Jun 15, 2020

Excellent knowledge for Beginners like me.

By Lisa S O

Jun 28, 2017

Really good basic project management class

By Germanovich A

Mar 15, 2021

The last test repeats the previous tests.

By kalpesh s

Jul 29, 2020

Well Structured and best for the starters

By Peichen W

Aug 13, 2017

Prefer to understand more of case studies

By Abdallah T

Apr 14, 2017

Questions should be a bit more difficult.

By Nirupama M P

Oct 10, 2020

Good introduction to project management.

By Marco A Z V

Jul 23, 2020

Helpful to have an overview of the PMBOK

By Nathan J

Mar 12, 2019

Very easy to follow even for a beginner.

By Krishnan S

Jun 17, 2017

Links for future reference can be shared

By Laxman G

Dec 11, 2016

This course is reaaly helpful. thank you

By S S

May 11, 2016

excellent examples and very good videos.

By Marc H

Nov 1, 2015

Lessons are not compatible with tablets.

By Suryakant R

Oct 31, 2020

I am improved a lot

Thanks Coursera Team

By Simone S

Jul 15, 2020

The course content was very informative


Apr 8, 2020

WOw..! This is very informative course.

By Abd E H

Feb 25, 2018

A very good start in project management