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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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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.


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 María J C B

Dec 7, 2020

It is amazing

By mouhamadou m f

Nov 8, 2020

bien organisé

By Salem A A

Nov 2, 2020

Great course!

By Welmer C

Nov 2, 2020

Very helpful.


Oct 27, 2020

Great course!

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Oct 27, 2020


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By Muhammed F Ç

Oct 12, 2020

Great program

By Zulqarnain A

Oct 8, 2020

amazing stuff

By sharon

Oct 7, 2020

Great course!

By Yosef A S

Sep 7, 2020

great course.

By Melissa J

Aug 29, 2020

Great course.

By Tina C M

Aug 12, 2020

Great course!

By Stefany M d S

Jul 30, 2020

very good!!!!

By Michael O

Jul 13, 2020

Great course.

By Pablo L

Jul 9, 2020

Great course!

By Manaswi C

Jul 3, 2020

learned a lot

By Mario K

Jul 2, 2020

Great course!

By Dannie L T Y

Jun 3, 2020

Great course.

By Jigar V

May 29, 2020

Great course!

By Nazmul A J

May 26, 2020


By Dave S

May 17, 2020

great content


May 17, 2020

good teaching

By Bright E A

May 16, 2020

Very impacful

By Shivaprasad A

Apr 27, 2020

Iam thankfull