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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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foundational knowledge
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introductory course
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Top reviews

DS
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.

PD
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 Stephanie G

Apr 3, 2020

If you're right brained it's very hard to get and stay into. That said, the information was helpful.

By Aadib K

Jun 16, 2017

Video lectures contains too many definitions requiring too much to pause while viewing the video.

By Tathagat K

Sep 8, 2020

The conecepts are difficult to understand because of the difficult language used in the course.

By Rushi

Jul 3, 2020

It helps get your feet wet. Also, I like the professor. She's enthusiastic about the material.

By Anvi I

Jul 12, 2020

the assesments were not very helpful in testing your knowledge, you could add more examples.

By Shady D

Nov 18, 2015

Good way to refresh your knowledge about PMP .. but not qualifying as a professional course

By NOURAH A

Sep 28, 2020

It's just theoretical. We didn't get a change to apply the planning process and so on.

By Andrea R

Mar 7, 2016

Good course, easy to follow. Stayed away from complicated, deep-dives of information

By Elena N

Feb 11, 2017

Useful if you want to take PMP exam, beginner info about PM, but not very deep.

By Joyce M

Feb 6, 2017

Real live scenarios of running a project would add a great deal to the course.

By Megan M

May 22, 2018

I have no background in project management an even I found it too elementary.

By Sayed O

Dec 2, 2017

this is very described and detailed information and lessons, good examples.

By Sophia D

Jan 5, 2017

I did not enjoy this as much as the first course. Still interesting though!

By Diego M

Jul 15, 2017

Very high level course, gives a few hints on the main concepts of PMI

By He G

Jun 29, 2016

The content is good but the quiz and final exam are way too easy...

By marilyn.tormey@rockwellcollins.com

Mar 23, 2016

The site is not very user friendly. The information is good though.

By Abu Z

Dec 21, 2019

Initiating and Planning Projects is a good course and I like it.

By Sam M

Nov 7, 2018

Covers basic understanding for Initiating and Planning Projects.

By ASLIHAN A

Dec 4, 2017

Too easy to pass! But thanx for your time devoted to the course.

By LAXDIP P

Dec 22, 2016

Just a format introduction to Project management, but good one.

By sunil

Aug 30, 2015

Need to me more technical. It was covering very basic concepts

By Nicklas P M

Feb 16, 2019

A little too easy - can easily be done within 2 hours...

By Sarah P

Mar 21, 2016

I would have liked better tools to do this type of work.

By Augustin M

Aug 2, 2020

Very interesting!!!

Let me go ahead with more courses

By Chandler

Feb 25, 2016

more practical projects&homework would be great!