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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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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!


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.

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By Oscar A S S

Apr 21, 2016

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

By Esteban M G G

Mar 16, 2016

Good one, more examples about real life situations would be valuable

By Salim B

Sep 9, 2015

It's really a good course to take a first step in project management


May 22, 2021

Thank you for helping me to understanding about project management!


Dec 8, 2020

Αρκετά χρήσιμες γνώσεις για τα βασικά θέματα της διαχείρισης έργων.

By Harsha V P

Jun 18, 2020

Great course for beginners who are aspiring to be project managers.

By Pham T H H

Feb 10, 2020

This course bring me an overview about PM. Very interesting course!

By Ahmed A

Jul 9, 2018

A good simple course to kick off you way and explore the PM basics.

By Franco M

Dec 29, 2020

Muy buen curso, muy buen tiempo invertido. Gracias por el material

By Shiyu M

Jul 25, 2020

Nice and clearly presentation for starters of project management.

By Andy J

Nov 11, 2016

Helpful and good introduction to get start on projects management.

By Hamoud A H H A

Aug 12, 2020

it needs to be more difficult. I am alrady a PMP certified Engine

By Tomaš C K

Sep 4, 2019

A solid introduction to the role of a Project Specialist/Manager.

By arun v

Jun 27, 2017

Excellent course material to prep yourself for PMP certification.

By Scott O

Jun 11, 2017

This is the first coursera class I have taken. I will take more.


Feb 24, 2017

Muy bueno y fue de gran ayuda para completar mis conocimientos. G

By Jethro A D

Nov 30, 2017

Very informative. Great for people who have no background in PM.

By Abdul R B

Oct 24, 2017

It went really nice and I learned a lot about Project Management

By Talha K

Aug 21, 2017

Real life project based assignments should help learning better.

By hany G

Jan 22, 2017

wonderful time i had it in this course new things i had learned

By parnian H

Oct 30, 2020

it is better to share the ppt. so that studying will be easier.

By จิตรเจียระนัย ป

Sep 10, 2020

This is starting point of project lead or project manager role.

By Gummarekula S

Jul 6, 2020


By Muhammad S Y

Apr 25, 2016

Awesome course, very well structured and i am loving it. Thanks

By Steven R

May 12, 2020

This is a good way to get started learning the PMBOK material.