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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 Bhushan R D

Sep 24, 2020

Excellent explanation and presentation

By Julia Z

Aug 19, 2020

A lot of theory bur very poor practice

By Gouthaman P V

Jul 23, 2020

Very insightful course. Learned a lot.

By Prateek R P

May 30, 2020

It could Have more video explanations.

By Nguyễn Q H

Sep 24, 2019

Helpfull, intersting and easy to learn

By Kit F

Apr 12, 2017

Solid information, decent presentation

By Andras B

Oct 13, 2016

Modern style, well organised material.

By Abdallah t

Jan 7, 2021

Need more videos than written lessons

By Riya D

Apr 25, 2020

course was good and learnt new things

By صالح ع

Nov 12, 2019

Thank you its great courses I love it

By Evan S

May 25, 2017

All information was taught concisely.

By Sofia Y

Apr 18, 2022

Great information and video delivery

By Imtyaz A

Feb 17, 2021

Course designed in very professional

By Rubayet A

Aug 21, 2020

I am highly satisfied of this course

By Saif K

May 18, 2020

its good course but not more engagig

By Gopee K

Apr 30, 2020

It was a good and insightful course.

By Samia K

Nov 12, 2019

Indeed a great course for beginners!

By john m s

Feb 22, 2019

most valuable content Thank you much

By Oshan M G

Dec 19, 2018

Easy to follow and very interesting.

By Patryk P

Jun 29, 2018

good overview, well balanced course.

By Jamil H M

Aug 14, 2021

very great course thank you so much


Apr 3, 2020

Very complete and synthetic course.

By Richard S

Oct 3, 2019

Great platform and relevant content

By Jason G

Mar 25, 2017

Great start into project management

By Kelvin A D

Jul 9, 2020

nice course, videos were on point.