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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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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.

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 Mohammad A

Feb 23, 2016

I strongly recommend it.

By Umer M

Feb 21, 2016

Awesome job by Margaret.

By Rana G u I

Feb 11, 2016

An excellent way through

By nhanntde130082

Feb 24, 2021

It's very useful for me

By Savann T

Dec 2, 2020

Exceptional instructor!

By Melicia T M

Oct 11, 2020

it was very educational

By Lourdes G C C

Sep 28, 2020

So useful and important

By Jd_Kay k

Sep 15, 2020

Engaging and Educative.

By P M p

Aug 23, 2020

I was a very good thing

By Dr V G

Aug 23, 2020

overwhelming experience

By Rahmat H

Aug 9, 2020

Thankyou for knowledge

By Tommaso Z

Aug 1, 2020

Best way to approach PM


Jul 16, 2020

Good course for me/....

By Herna d W

Jul 13, 2020

Very insightful course.

By Ana P G F

Jul 11, 2020

Perfecto gran comienzo.

By Sandeep P

Jun 16, 2020

Wonderful experience !!

By Mauro N

Jun 14, 2020

Great and easy learning

By Tarakeswaripooja

Jun 3, 2020

i just loved this couse

By Miss T V D

May 21, 2020

A very good experience.

By Ramakrishnan

Apr 29, 2020

Good informative course

By Deleted A

Apr 13, 2020

very nice traing course

By Mukesh B

Mar 31, 2020

Its Awesome! Thanks UCI

By Sahar A A

Nov 23, 2019

very interesting course

By Andrea

Feb 21, 2017

The course is well done

By Philip P

Jul 17, 2016

Great course! Thank you