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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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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.


Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By Shivani J

Dec 1, 2016

Great course and very comprehensive . It comes with additional videos to help you understand better.

By Muhammad N

Dec 19, 2020

need to have some practical example that elaborate things clearly and understandable to every one .

By Daniel N

Jun 29, 2020

Loved it! It exposed me to a lot of insights into project management that I will surely put to use.

By Timothy P J

Sep 10, 2016

Great class. Very practical knowledge. I wish I would have taken this class earlier in my career.

By Catherine M

Apr 14, 2016

Presenter was easy to listen to and having the additional exercises helped understand the material.

By Christopher H

Oct 28, 2020

I greatly enjoyed the Week 6 panelists' comments. I hope to see similar content in future modules.

By Beatriz M

Oct 20, 2020

I enjoyed it! But it would have been nice to get feeback from exercises or have access to examples

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


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 Tehreem Z

Jan 16, 2022

It was a really informative course as I learned a lot of strategies point to plan a project.


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