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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...
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foundational knowledge
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introductory course
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Top reviews

DS
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.

BS
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 Arben K

Sep 13, 2016

The course is very good but they should not promote that much the PMBOK. It is extremely annoying.

By Juan F C

Jun 27, 2021

Professor Meloni is great, she also has a lot of experience. The videos are clear and interesting

By Ahmed M G A

Nov 11, 2019

Very simple and to the point and very suitable for understanding the basics of Project management

By Tyree K

Nov 15, 2016

A good intro to project management, does not dig deep on concepts, focuses more on familiarizing.

By Jitendra p

Nov 29, 2020

The course is designed in a very simple and lucid way which makes it easy to learn and complete.

By Fernando N

Oct 4, 2020

Very good course for introduction in project management. Maybe more real examples would be grat.

By Santosh R

Jun 14, 2020

This course really help me to understand different process involved in initial phase of project.

By Nicola M

Apr 8, 2020

Really interesting and formative. I did this course over a couple of days when I wasn't working.

By Daniel O A

Apr 6, 2017

I really enjoyed this course. It boosted my insight into managing projects and solving conflicts

By Sarah F

Nov 7, 2016

Good course for understanding the basics of project management! Good teacher and good materials.

By Daybreak

Aug 30, 2021

This course was enjoyable and an easy way to learn about the first phases of Project Management

By Ricardo C A

Sep 24, 2020

E general muy buen curso, excelente introduccion a la gerencia de pryectos con casos practicos.

By Carlos G M Á

Nov 4, 2016

Genial visión general, hace falta al menos abarcar brevemente todas las areas de conocimiento.

By PRISCILA P S

Jun 10, 2020

Es muy bueno el curso, pero tomar en cuenta que se trata de una versión anterior del PMBook.

By Abdulaziz E

May 16, 2016

An essential help for those who are determined to gain enough insight on project management.

By Emilio R

Sep 29, 2015

I like this course , iit's full of good information about projects managment

Thaks coursera !

By Swaty S

Aug 3, 2021

An excellent overall coverage of the initial stages of best practices in Project Management

By Lisa C

Nov 23, 2020

I found this course helpful. It does emphasize common sense while being a project manager.

By laura

Dec 9, 2019

The sequence of the teaching content seemed to me a bit confusing. Thanks for the learning.

By Zun E P

Jan 16, 2017

This course is very helpful. Makes me think of the possible constraints and how to resolve.

By Giorgi B

Oct 31, 2017

The course is really nice, especially the video session... quite small but very efficient!

By Kale M G

Apr 30, 2020

It was an interesting course and providing the skills that I was seeking to have from it.

By Deionici W

Jun 20, 2016

Great course! Great instruction with ability to apply real life situations with examples.

By Jessica P

Apr 28, 2020

Great class, very informative and well-paced. Perfect as an intro to project management.

By Рычкова М А

Apr 5, 2020

Очень интересный и полезный курс!

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