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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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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.


Aug 30, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.

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By Kyle F

Sep 11, 2017

course was short and easy.


Oct 31, 2016

It is reallly good course.

By Manuj A

Sep 18, 2016

Good overview and insights

By Stefano T

Mar 23, 2016

Really interesting course.

By Herman N

Nov 26, 2020

Very good and interesting

By Sam N

Jul 30, 2020

Overall good information.

By Navmeet J

Jan 28, 2019

Great introductory course

By Anuja G P

Aug 15, 2017

questions are repeatative

By Katherine A M

Jun 22, 2017

could do with more videos


Apr 6, 2020


By Mahavindra D F

Feb 12, 2020

Good, easy to understand

By Vladimir

Dec 17, 2018

Need more video courses.

By Jian W

May 8, 2018

A little easy and basic.


Jan 31, 2021

nice course and helpful

By Mehrab H

Sep 12, 2020

Very good course indeed

By Keobakile M

Jun 14, 2020

very informative course

By Deepu S

May 8, 2020

its a fine way to learn

By Abdul R A

Jun 21, 2019

Very Informative course

By Javier G H

Mar 25, 2016

Too much theory for me!

By James A

Mar 28, 2017

Great and informative!

By Fatheali A S

May 28, 2020

Content was very good

By Magid H

May 14, 2020

light and informative

By Sibo C

Mar 15, 2017

questions are too eas

By Bismillah G B

Oct 10, 2021

its very good course

By Curtis J

Sep 11, 2021

G​reat information.