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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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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.


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 Edmundo s h j m

Jun 7, 2020

Very nice course , The content is very easy to understand, the assessment.


Oct 8, 2020

I really like the way you explain the things, I truly enjoyed the course.

By Kimuli G

Feb 1, 2020

Nice introductions to such wonderful project knowledge for us the newbies

By Yash R

Nov 30, 2016

A good intro to project management. It was easy to follow and understand.

By Cosmo A

Apr 24, 2016

Concise, pertinent information, delivered in short videos. Very didactic.

By John C T

Feb 20, 2021

The course was interesting and at the same time educational. Keep it up!

By Aamir K

Jun 1, 2021

Very basic to get started with project management. Quite a refresher...

By Sagar Y

Mar 9, 2021

this course is well-elaborated and explained with well-suited examples.

By nour m m

Sep 7, 2020


this course it helps me to understand project planning very well

By Sanjai A

Jun 16, 2020

Muy buen curso, fundamental para introducirte a la gestión de proyectos

By Chalee U

May 27, 2020

Good for beginners and great insights from experience project managers.

By Amr Y M

Apr 12, 2018

It was really a wonderful beginning to the world of Project Management.

By T. B

Mar 13, 2021

You will learn how to manage projects and how to deal with staekholder

By Yasser C

May 17, 2020

A very simple and easy course for a beginner i realy enjoyed learning.


Apr 20, 2020

Great package of learning designed by University of California, Irvine

By Meghana P

Jul 19, 2020

This platform is best way to learn new things and gain the knowledge.

By Rezeen H

Apr 26, 2020

This course helped me alot to understand basics of project planning .

By Akshat R

Sep 12, 2017

Must enroll if you have some desire to learn about Project Mangement!

By Kun F

Jul 1, 2017

The Lecture goes through too fast. It is a little bit hard to follow.

By Fadi A

Nov 28, 2020

very informative. fixing ideas than can be used in HR and OD as well

By Joseph M

Nov 1, 2020

Lovely course, loved the delivery of the information. Big thumbs up.

By Georgios T

Sep 9, 2020

Excellent and at the same time quite simple to understand.

Well done.

By Yujin S K

Dec 20, 2019

Great course to understand how to initiating projects and programmes

By Daniel M

May 2, 2019

Good to build an initial base of knowledge about Project Management.

By Oscar A S S

Apr 21, 2016

A great way to introduce the students to the initiation of a project