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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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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.


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 Abdullah A B

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent course.

By Cyuzuzo A C

Oct 28, 2020

Verry informative

By Maira J

Oct 20, 2020

Very informative.

By Lynie L V

Oct 5, 2020

thank you so much


Oct 4, 2020

All of it helpful

By Priyal D

Sep 14, 2020

Highly recommend!

By youssef m

Aug 9, 2020

its good knowlage

By Sahito, D B

Jul 8, 2020

excellent crouse

By Arti P

Jul 7, 2020

Was very helpful.

By Saurabh K

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent content


May 31, 2020

Very good course.

By Нургул А

Apr 12, 2020

Very good project

By Garvit M

Apr 9, 2020

Loved this course

By David E M G

Dec 13, 2019

simple and useful

By Lisa A

Dec 8, 2019

Very informative!

By Pranav K

Sep 29, 2019

Very nice content

By Fernando S

Nov 13, 2018

Very informative!

By Calista F

Oct 9, 2018

Excellent course!

By Mark H

Mar 7, 2018

Very informative!


Sep 25, 2017

Great and helpful

By Hoang H L

Aug 18, 2017

Good start for PM

By Thaís A

Jun 29, 2017

Excellent course!

By Melanie M

Nov 4, 2016

Very Good course!

By Valetta J

Mar 2, 2016

Very informative.

By Kepha O

Feb 8, 2016

very informative.