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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

PD
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.

SY
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.

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By john m s

Feb 22, 2019

most valuable content Thank you much

By Oshan M G

Dec 19, 2018

Easy to follow and very interesting.

By Patryk P

Jun 29, 2018

good overview, well balanced course.

By RUBEN A H V

Apr 3, 2020

Very complete and synthetic course.

By Richard S

Oct 3, 2019

Great platform and relevant content

By Jason G

Mar 25, 2017

Great start into project management

By Kelvin A D

Jul 9, 2020

nice course, videos were on point.

By Ahmed A

Jun 4, 2020

This course is really informative.

By Mohammad F A K

Nov 25, 2018

Excellent course for professionals

By alhussein a a

Nov 9, 2016

course was clear and interesting

By AVANTHIKA T

Aug 11, 2020

good but not certificate recevied

By Karin M

Sep 24, 2020

Good course to cover the basics.

By Neha N

Aug 25, 2020

Very helpful learned many things

By Margaret M

Jul 26, 2020

Great teaching and illustration.

By Sagabaen, R A C

Jul 1, 2020

Well structured and informative.

By Saad P

Aug 23, 2019

its just great and impressive...

By Loh B H

Apr 11, 2019

Good detailing and more pratical

By Mohamed M T A R

Nov 2, 2016

A very good course . Trustworthy

By nghiapbmde130067

Feb 18, 2021

khá hay cho 1 khóa học đắt tiền

By Kun R A

Sep 17, 2020

Interesting and easy to follow.

By Lisa S

Mar 30, 2020

Great course, very informative.

By Abhishek K

Dec 16, 2019

It was really a good learning !

By ANANTHA V K

Jan 22, 2021

Good for management leadership

By Julio P

Feb 12, 2016

Excelent informationand videos

By David C K

Oct 24, 2020

Great course. I learnt a lot.