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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

Jul 5, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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.

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By Sifelani N

Jan 12, 2018

Excellent foundation course

By Robert O

Jun 3, 2017

Perfect for my line of work

By Wéry S

Apr 25, 2017

Really interesting. Thanks!

By Nicole B

Feb 10, 2016

Very engaging presentation!

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Jan 26, 2016


By Mostafa M

Nov 28, 2015

Very professional & helpful

By Dorothyjmwu

Nov 11, 2015

very useful course, thanks.

By Suraj D

Mar 25, 2021

It was a great experience.


Oct 29, 2020

The discussion was superb!

By Juan E

Oct 11, 2020

so great. i learned a lot.

By Nosherwan K A Z

Sep 11, 2020

she is precise and concise

By Karthik V 1

Sep 4, 2020

it was fun ,happy learning


Aug 31, 2020

Very helpful and enlighten

By Abubakarr K

Jul 14, 2020

Challenging and educative.

By Nermeen M

Jul 4, 2020

thanks for that big effort

By Kazi M A J

Jul 3, 2020

it was good ! i am impress

By Hasan A

Jun 23, 2020

I am enjoying this course.


Jun 18, 2020

I like so much this course

By Md R I

Jun 11, 2020

This is the helpful review

By Abdullah A Z

May 22, 2020

really helpful for myself.

By Sofia l

May 11, 2020

its good start course of P

By Debashish H

May 1, 2020

very much effection course


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By Vivek R

Apr 4, 2020

Very good study materials.

By Christopher J

Apr 3, 2020

Very fast and imformative.