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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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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!


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.

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By Marcus B

Nov 19, 2016

Great revision course

By Maxwell K

Feb 14, 2016

very good for a start


Mar 25, 2021

a very useful course

By Shweta K

Jan 21, 2021

very well structured

By Eunice M F

Dec 24, 2020

Thank you very much.

By Rūta K

Dec 22, 2020


By Iribagiza V

Nov 16, 2020

Helpful and fruitful


Oct 5, 2020

interesting. really!


Sep 4, 2020

Well Balanced Course


Aug 16, 2020

Outclass and Awesome

By Said N

Aug 16, 2020

Best online platform

By Nurjahan A

Aug 1, 2020

It's a useful course

By Israfil A

Jul 24, 2020

Very helpful course.

By Unnati A

Jul 22, 2020

best and interesting

By Emon

Jul 13, 2020


By Yessica M R M

Jul 11, 2020

This course is good!

By Alexey S

Sep 9, 2018

Basic, but very good

By Laura J

May 10, 2018

Excellent professor!

By Rajeev J

Dec 8, 2017

Excellent, Loved it!

By ThaoBTP2

Jun 12, 2017

Very good and useful

By Deepti K

May 27, 2017

Very helpful course!

By Amarthya

Feb 11, 2017

simple and Efficient

By Go D I

Jan 20, 2016

Must attend for PMs.

By figan

Feb 10, 2022

Enjoyed this course

By Prasad D

Jan 28, 2022

Great Course for PM