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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Initiating and Planning Projects by University of California, Irvine

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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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introductory course
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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.

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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By Anastasiia K

Apr 25, 2020

A nice introductory course but with some small flaws

By chetan K R

Jul 16, 2018

More Examples and level of quiz should be more tough

By Ian W

Jan 1, 2017

good overview of concepts, nice instructional design

By Elena A

Dec 22, 2016

Nice introductory course. Very clear ans structured!

By Venkata P C M

Jan 10, 2021

I like the course lots of new things to learn from

By Juan P P B

Aug 22, 2020

Excelente introducción al mundo de Project Manager

By Josie P

Nov 5, 2019

Helpful introductory course in Project Management.

By Jorge M C C d S

Oct 31, 2015

A good starter on the topic of project management!


Jul 2, 2020

Nice course

And very useful information

Thank you


May 4, 2020

It was very nice sessions and were understandable

By Dr. S G N G

Apr 13, 2020

One research based assignment should be inroduced

By khaled A E

Apr 5, 2020

good and learn more about initiation of project

By areen s

Jun 26, 2020

great course. good examples in the case studies

By Suher E

Jul 21, 2020

very general information, but good as a start.

By Karthik R

May 21, 2020

Good one, with higher knowledge gaining course

By Eugenio P

Jun 10, 2019

Interesting foundations for project management

By Aleksejs Z

Oct 8, 2018

Descriptive introduction to project management

By Tommy B

May 21, 2017

Sometimes dry, but the material itself is dry.

By Matthew M

Feb 24, 2016

Informative, basic, nuts and bolts information

By Bablu P

Oct 28, 2020

Great starter course for initiating projects

By akshay g

Oct 6, 2020

more detailed video content would be better.

By Gábor B

Jun 17, 2020

It is a nice summary with fair expectations.

By Jannatul F N

Oct 22, 2016

Refurbish your project management knowledge.

By Michel R

Sep 9, 2016

Easy to understand and simple to keep track!

By Hugo v S

Sep 3, 2015

A good course introducing Project management