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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

Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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 John P D

Aug 18, 2020

I am very satisfied of the contets of the course

By Ashish J

Aug 3, 2020

Awesome course and very much close to practical.

By Shaikh M a r a

Jul 29, 2020

Management course is very good and lecturer very

By Momentous M

Jul 13, 2020

A good course for project management entry level

By Vatsal P V

Jun 16, 2020

Good introduction course for the specialization.

By Khandaker R I

Jun 14, 2020

It was a very good a simple course for beginners

By Fahd A

Jun 11, 2020

Very useful content

All thanks for your efforts

By Raja D M

Apr 22, 2020

very good interpersonal skills and communication


Apr 16, 2020

Great experience! Looking forward learning more!

By Castrol w N

Mar 31, 2020

The course is extremely insightful and helping .

By Tao-Lung H

Jan 23, 2020


By Alejandro M R

May 20, 2019

Excelente curso para interiorizarse en proyectos

By Laura A

Feb 11, 2018

Very good understanding about fundamentals on PM

By Sami A K

Nov 27, 2017

interactive, rich in content, and easy to follow

By Farhan H

Jul 22, 2017

Great course for beginners in project management

By Camilo P

Mar 30, 2017

Muy bueno, genial para quienes estamos iniciando

By Hieu N

Nov 12, 2016

Good starting course for a young project manager

By Pavlo M

Jul 27, 2016

It really helps! And not only for the beginners!

By ankit

Jul 25, 2016

Very good and easy to understand course content.

By Stephane M

Feb 19, 2016

I really enjoyed the content and the instructor.

By Ahmad S

Oct 23, 2021

​Initiating and Planning Projects

, thanks a lot

By As A R

May 4, 2021

Great course for beginners! Highly recommended.


Nov 11, 2020


By Bandagari H

Oct 28, 2020

Good to start with basics of Project Management

By Kunal K K

Oct 18, 2020

Great course. Well structured and to the point.