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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

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.

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

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By Fasil B C

Jul 15, 2020

Interesting course


Jul 5, 2020

Very useful course

By Muhammad A

Jun 3, 2020

very inspirational

By ahmad s

May 11, 2020

very useful course

By Nagmaldin

May 5, 2020

I do appreciate it

By Bernard K B

Apr 24, 2020

Interesting course

By Dwi R N

Apr 17, 2020

very useful course

By Tanbir A A (

Apr 13, 2020

it was nice course

By Trương T V

Jan 16, 2020

I like this course


Sep 4, 2018

Excellent Content!

By Shalvi G

Jun 8, 2018

Highly Informative

By Lorena P

Jan 31, 2018

Excellent Course!!

By Aqib A

Nov 2, 2017

Outstanding Course

By Rémi M

Oct 8, 2017

Very interesting !

By Enayat A

Mar 13, 2017


By John D

Jan 22, 2017

Great information.

By Salah M E A

Dec 1, 2016

Informative course

By Kiran K

Apr 9, 2016

Excellent course!!

By Ayodeji O

Feb 29, 2016

Awesome eye opener

By Juan J C C

Dec 9, 2015


By Tony T

Nov 25, 2015

very knowledgable!

By Sharlyne A

Sep 27, 2021


By Tchoa S

May 7, 2021

Very informative!

By DatDTHE130593

Mar 11, 2021

amazing, good job

By Amponsah R A

Jan 2, 2021

I like the course