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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...
foundational knowledge
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Top reviews

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.

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.

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By Srividhya K

May 7, 2020

Great course that handled things in nutshell

By 최진영

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 Eugene N N

Feb 10, 2021

The course is simplified and very educative

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

By Hamza N

Aug 25, 2020

I learn almost more things from this cource

By Catherine R M

Aug 17, 2020

Great knowledge and best way of instruction

By Vladimir S V

Jul 26, 2020

excelente curso muy productivo para iniciar

By Elena B

Aug 30, 2018

Well-explained and straight to the point !

By Natalie W

Mar 14, 2018

This class was interesting and informative.

By Miguel M

Oct 26, 2016

Excellent lectures and material, thank you!

By Sofía G

Sep 12, 2016

Me encantó este curso, fue muy útil para mí

By Saba G

Aug 18, 2016

A great introduction to project management!

By Liana N

Feb 6, 2016

Well presented and clear. Great instructor.