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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 Marah A D

Oct 14, 2021

I​t is very helpful


Oct 4, 2021

I felt very engaged

By ahmad e

Aug 16, 2021

very good thank you

By Dhanushka K

Jul 12, 2021

Love the simplicity

By tunghtde130086

Feb 22, 2021

Khóa học rất là tốt

By Tabaja D

Dec 10, 2020

thank you very much

By Dony C P

Nov 14, 2020

It was great course

By Julio C M E

Nov 6, 2020

Very nice course :)

By Bairon U C

Oct 27, 2020

Muy bien explicado

By faisal a j

Oct 27, 2020

interesting amazing

By Suvar A

Oct 12, 2020

Very useful course.

By Polwatta S T A

Oct 11, 2020

Thank you everybody

By Mbabazi L

Sep 30, 2020

it was very helpful

By Rita M

Sep 16, 2020

It was very helpful

By Dr. R K S

Sep 13, 2020

Very good knowledge

By Lozan I

Sep 2, 2020

it was very helpful

By Dr. R N T

Aug 14, 2020

Outstanding Course.

By Atika F

Jul 31, 2020


By Abid H C

Jul 16, 2020

this course is good

By Ishtahad A K

Jun 28, 2020

Easy to understand.

By Kendrix P

Jun 18, 2020


By Shivam s

Jun 12, 2020

It's a great course

By Shivam T

Jun 8, 2020

very helpful course

By Акыл А

May 28, 2020

Круто, понравилось.

By Tanaji D

May 3, 2020

very good experence