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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Initiating and Planning Projects by University of California, Irvine

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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

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.

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!

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By Davit D

Feb 13, 2017

It was one of the best course I ever had before

By Louis C

Sep 6, 2016

Very Good ! Makes you look forward to learning.

By Miguel C

Feb 15, 2016

curso excelente, recomendale si sabes del área.

By Luis J G M

Apr 9, 2021

Great as an introduction to Project Management

By Marvin G

Dec 7, 2020

I feel more competent after taking this course

By Ionela I

Dec 5, 2020

Good initiation in various PM knowledge areas.

By Kuanysh C

Dec 4, 2020

очень полезно и очень интересно было. спасибо!

By Gabriel C S

Oct 21, 2020

It provides overview about project management.


Aug 28, 2020

I learned planning how to do projects plan

By Editha G

Aug 16, 2020

Excellent course for aspirant project leaders.

By artem i

Aug 3, 2020

The Great Courses for beginner product Manager

By Mukhtiar G M S N i G U

Jul 30, 2020

It is fantastic course, i like it very much...

By Prateek K N

Jul 14, 2020

Very fundamental and nicely structured content


May 28, 2020

Good understanding of Project Management tools

By Rahul K

May 5, 2020

Good content, able to relate with current work


Jun 23, 2019

A very good pre-requisite to PMP certification


Apr 16, 2019

Excellent course taught be wonderful lecturers


Feb 22, 2019

it's fun

a lot of things to learn.

all must try

By Meaad A A Z

Dec 25, 2018

It was excellent course, it improved my skills

By Nael H

Apr 2, 2018

Pretty interesting course and very structured!

By Lucas B

Jan 15, 2017

Very good for overall project planning notions

By Zhangziham

Jul 7, 2016

Really chanllenge and useful.Thanks very much.


May 5, 2021

I had a very positive stand about this course

By Obed A B

Jan 25, 2021

the course was very fascinating and informing

By Javier J M C

Oct 31, 2020

Me gusto mucho como principio, muy buen curso