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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 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.

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 Karunanithi S

Jan 5, 2017

Great course. Easy to follow, succinct and concise.

By Islam H

Dec 12, 2016

This course is very useful thank you for you effort

By Axel G

Dec 11, 2016

Very clear, well balanced between theory and cases.

By Kristin A

May 26, 2016

Thoughtful and clean -- a great introduction to PM.

By Husaini B J

Sep 26, 2021

Very well structured course and easy to understand

By Adeola O

Jun 22, 2021

Good course to kick start preparation for PMP exam

By Christian L

Apr 30, 2021

Excelente, aprendí bastante con los vídeos bonus!!

By Raylen L L

Oct 22, 2020

Very nicely designed course, to meet the objective

By Indrajit G

Sep 10, 2020

for starters it the the right course to start with

By Rohit K

Aug 12, 2020

Very beautiful and great course, it's very useful.

By Lebogang M

Jul 7, 2020

Great course, great learning material, enjoyed it!

By Mahfuz R

Jun 23, 2020

i am really happy and satisfy by doing this course

By Visvash A

May 30, 2020

Loved the course.. especially the panel interview!

By Vishal M

May 10, 2020

Good insight into Projects Initiating and planning

By Shereen H M H G

May 1, 2020

very good course i got a lot of useful information

By Nagaraju S

Apr 25, 2020

I have learned many new things during this course.


Apr 23, 2020

Simple, efficient course I really thank you for it

By khaled m

Apr 22, 2020

vvv good

A good introduction to project management

By Sam V A

Apr 20, 2020

Excellent beginning course for Project Management!

By Sebastián L

May 17, 2019

Great materials, concise videos and expert tutors.

By Chia-Shao J

Feb 22, 2019

Very useful knowledge for Initiating the project!!

By Juan M F E

May 2, 2018

Great Course to start the Project Management World

By Dinesh R A

Oct 31, 2017

good course to learn basics of project management.


Jan 25, 2021

Very useful topics are covered & easy understand.

By Katrina K

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent beginners course for project management