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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.

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!

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By Christopher J

Apr 3, 2020

Very fast and imformative.

By Ezekiel F

Jul 1, 2019

Great and detailed course.

By Dias K

Feb 4, 2019

Very interesting PM course

By Влад Р

Jun 23, 2018

Great as a starting point.

By Adrienne G

Jul 29, 2017

Great, informative course!

By mohammed a i

Nov 24, 2016

very educative and helpful

By Ibrahim A

Sep 29, 2016

very nice and great course

By Felicia G

Jun 7, 2016

Very well organize course.

By Pouya S K

Nov 1, 2015

That Course Was Awesome :D

By Moza A A B S

Sep 14, 2021

g​reat course recommended

By Teekaram J

Mar 13, 2021

Excellent course !!!!!!!!

By Prakash S N

Mar 4, 2021

Informative especially re

By Rath C

Feb 4, 2021

A very well taught course

By Naieem M

Jan 13, 2021

Have many things to learn

By campion m

Jan 7, 2021

This is a profound course

By Radhika R

Jan 5, 2021

Awesome and Fabulous ! :)

By salem

Nov 29, 2020

Thank you for this course

By Reginald K O

Oct 22, 2020


By Ankit C (

Sep 25, 2020

provides great knowledge.

By Yuri O d F

Sep 7, 2020

Such an amazing course!!!

By Shikha M

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing learning platform

By Africa O

Jun 8, 2020

Engaging and informative!


Jun 1, 2020

Amazing and fast grasping

By MD. A A M

May 21, 2020

It was a very nice course

By Tanaji M

May 3, 2020

Excellent course material