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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

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.

Nov 19, 2017

It was very helpful for me to understand what the project management is. I am just thinking about starting this new career path and i was feeling comfortable in this field during the learning process.

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By Adnan M A

Mar 31, 2020

Fun course!

By trinmse63349

Jan 10, 2020

Good course

By Julian O K

Dec 19, 2019

Thank you!!

By Trần K

Jun 7, 2019

very useful

By Ameya B

Jan 28, 2019

Exclusive !

By Agung A

Mar 15, 2018

Good course

By Surya T K

Feb 10, 2018

excellent !

By Demre İ K

Jan 11, 2018

Excellent !

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By Harsh V S

Sep 6, 2017

Great start

By Harsha D M

Apr 16, 2017

Excellent !

By Chen Y

Nov 20, 2016

Good course

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By Michael W

Sep 23, 2016

Nice Course

By Alena N

Jun 29, 2016

Just great!

By TuanNAHE130840

Jan 13, 2021

very good!

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Jan 11, 2021


By Mafalda G

Jan 8, 2021

Very Good!

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By Anderson S

Nov 21, 2020

Great work

By Ntephe J

Nov 16, 2020

great job.

By Ibrahim M

Oct 30, 2020

Very good!

By Arturo C A

Sep 24, 2020