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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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Top reviews

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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 Ana R P

Jul 8, 2017

Thank you so much for instructing Ana Pelayo.


Jul 6, 2017

It was a excellent experience with the course

By Yung-Hao K

Apr 13, 2017

Very useful and straightforward!! Good course

By Amir S K

Sep 18, 2020

Well organized course I learn a lot from it.

By John A S I

Sep 17, 2020

It is a Great Course, learned a lot from it.

By moviemaker224

Aug 20, 2020

Well structured course, with helpful videos.

By Prashant C

Jul 27, 2020

Nice Concept and very helpful for me. Thanks

By martin z

Jun 15, 2020

Margaret was great !!!!! And the 3 speakers

By Godwin Y

Jun 15, 2020

Excellent introduction to project management

By Dipheudi E

Jun 8, 2020

A very interesting course with rich content.

By Srividhya K

May 7, 2020

Great course that handled things in nutshell

By Jenny

Mar 29, 2020

It was great time to learn.

Thank you so much


Feb 21, 2020

I learned a lot about stakeholder management

By Анастасия Е

Dec 1, 2019

Good quality of course, very helpful manuals

By Karen B

Nov 10, 2019

Thorough and aware of my needs as a student.


Aug 22, 2019

Very good introduction to project management

By Cindy E

Jul 22, 2019

Great course, very well explained. Thank you

By Rebecca M

Jun 8, 2019

Very good introduction to Project Management

By Cricci M

Feb 13, 2018

Interesting and well prepared course. Thanks

By Nugrahanto W

Jan 7, 2017

Great start to understand Project Management

By Mikayel A

Jun 25, 2016

Thanks a lot it was very interesting course.

By Darren R H

May 16, 2016

Simple instruction made it easy to remember.

By Hatharasinghe A P B

Nov 25, 2020

Well planned and interesting lecture series

By Benjamin M

Nov 11, 2020

Its a very good course and very interactive

By osama n

Aug 25, 2020

Very informative and easily layedout course