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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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introductory course
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Top reviews

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.

Jul 5, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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By Jessica P

Apr 28, 2020

Great class, very informative and well-paced. Perfect as an intro to project management.

By Рычкова М А

Apr 5, 2020

Очень интересный и полезный курс!

Перевод на русский язык присутствовал не во всех видео.

By Maroš D

Nov 8, 2019

Lot of useful information. Just give more practical examples to better imagine an issue.

By Reza S J

Nov 30, 2017

it was very helpful, I learn more about project planning and initiating based on PMBOK .

By Bruno R S

Aug 17, 2015

Simple and direct. It is a perfect introduction to basic project management terminology.

By Nicolas S

Oct 2, 2020

Very advisable elearning course for people interested in learn about Project Management

By Jayati J

May 13, 2019

The course is really good. As a fresher, I got to learn a lot about project management.

By Monique A

Nov 30, 2016

Great course to get you started in understanding and learning about project management.

By PlaWanSai

Oct 3, 2015

I think it should have a webboard to ask between teacher and student or other students.

By George M

Nov 7, 2020



By Haider A S

May 31, 2020

A very pleasant way of teaching. However i was expecting very advance course material.

By Sabrina N

Jan 29, 2020

Short and precise course for people interested to start or in project management role.

By Nana B

Jan 12, 2021

really educative, can now carry on with project management assignment from my company

By Gonca C

Apr 1, 2020

Good foundation. I really like the real-life examples that were shared in the videos.

By Graciela A

Feb 14, 2020

Really helpful to have an idea of PM and the basics. Moving on to the next courses :)

By Parivesh D

Oct 11, 2019

I like the way this is made and simplicity of the professor in explaining the course.

By Ewald W E

Feb 8, 2019

Very good introductory course. Will recommend to other project management personnel.

By Mohammad A K

Mar 4, 2016

It was a good introductory course. Not much detailed but shows you the ins and outs.

By Raj S

Oct 21, 2019

good but not up to that level. I hope it had more examples of network diagrams etc.

By John G L I

Aug 12, 2017

very good and helpful. They could improve the media material but overall quite good

By Ashwani A

Oct 15, 2016

Very Good course to understand the basic concepts of Project Initiation & Planning.

By Karina L

Apr 3, 2017

Very informative and helpful to learn the foundation of the PMBOK knowledge areas.

By Marianna G

Jul 13, 2020

Very good course but they need to add more case studies and exercises to practice

By Md. Z S

Apr 30, 2020

It was my first course in coursera. Hope you will learn manything useful from it.

By Swathi S A

Dec 22, 2018

A more detailed course content would help in understanding these concepts better.