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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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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.

Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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By Karina L

Apr 3, 2017

Very informative and helpful to learn the foundation of the PMBOK knowledge areas.

By Marianna G

Jul 13, 2020

Very good course but they need to add more case studies and exercises to practice

By Md. Z S

Apr 30, 2020

It was my first course in coursera. Hope you will learn manything useful from it.

By Swathi S A

Dec 22, 2018

A more detailed course content would help in understanding these concepts better.

By Alfredo A C

Jan 25, 2017

Nice course, perhaps a little light, but it's just an introductory course.


By Natasha M

Feb 24, 2016

This was a great mix of videos, reading material, and quizzes to keep me engaged.

By Ice D

Nov 13, 2021

I think there should be a monthly Questions and Answers from the course teacher.

By Vignesh U P

May 11, 2020

The Course was very helpful in understanding how to initiate and plan a project.

By Eric L D

Jun 23, 2021

The course was straight forward and a great introduction to Project Management.

By Denitsa H

Oct 20, 2020

The pace is great, lectures are clear and the material provided is very useful.


Apr 7, 2020

ce cour m'a permis de comprendre des notions complètes sur la gestion de projet

By Tania L

Aug 7, 2016

Clear and engaging introduction, well spaced out to let the good stuff soak in.

By Wagner M

Sep 14, 2015

The content is great, but the most part is presented using flash-based pages :/

By Cristhian D V

Mar 17, 2021

really wonderful, and very functional, I love the methodology and its teachers

By Pamela L

Oct 15, 2020

It was a good introduction to the topic. Reading material was straightforward.

By Shashank D

Jul 25, 2020

It was a good course .I've completed my session but didn't get my certificate.

By Joshua B

Apr 6, 2016

Loads of information and the pace was great for fitting into my busy schedule.

By Irmie B

Jan 7, 2017

Great introductory course. Well written, well organized, and well presented.

By Lu X

Aug 18, 2015

The course is well organized and useful. The slide is illustrative and clear.

By Hasan M S

Feb 23, 2021

Such as nice course. I learnt lots of valuable thing throughout this course.

By Caique S P

Sep 29, 2020

Pretty good course for all people interested in the project management area!

By Zeyad M

May 14, 2020

very helpful and recommended for understanding aspects of project management

By Abir H

Apr 4, 2020

Good course, however would have liked to dig deeper into the different tools

By Freddy A

Jan 29, 2020

Great introduction to project management. Easy to follow videos and readings


Oct 8, 2021

Great knowledge with deep insights of management world. Great for beginners