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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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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.


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 Shashank S

Oct 6, 2020

Awesome program.

By Charles V

Sep 25, 2020

very informative

By Ibrahim M

Sep 22, 2020

Excellent Course


Sep 21, 2020

Excellent course

By Mutabazi R

Sep 10, 2020

very interesting

By Evelyn Z

Sep 3, 2020

Excellent start!

By Paola R C

Sep 2, 2020

It was very easy

By Ganesh V R

Aug 20, 2020

Fantastic course

By Carlos P

Aug 9, 2020

Excellent course

By Jose S N A

Aug 6, 2020

A Great Course!!

By Sara K

Jul 20, 2020

It was so useful

By Mirjalol M

Jul 15, 2020

Wonderful course

By Mohammad N C

Jul 5, 2020

Wonderful course

By Angel N B H

Jul 3, 2020

100% recommended

By Syed A A S

Jun 28, 2020

Awesome Learning

By B. A

Jun 27, 2020

very informative

By Ingale S S

Jun 16, 2020

Best Of learning

By Dr. A A

Jun 10, 2020

More than extent

By Ashwini M T

Jun 8, 2020

very nice course


Jun 6, 2020

Excellent course

By Akshat S

Jun 5, 2020

Good for basics.


May 28, 2020

Very Informative

By Pooja G

May 19, 2020

Very good course

By ali e

May 11, 2020

Excellent course