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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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introductory course
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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 Liana N

Feb 6, 2016

Well presented and clear. Great instructor.

By Janie M

Oct 21, 2015

The course material and length was perfect!

By Peter P

Aug 26, 2015

Good course for foundation in new projects.

By Esther M M

Oct 7, 2021

The lecture are precise and well detailed.

By abhay p s

Aug 7, 2021

The faculty and the content is fabulous...

By Anoop K

May 18, 2021

Very clear course. Must for every manager.

By Roy R

Apr 1, 2021

The course dissected the area of learning.

By MinhCNNHE130162

Jan 24, 2021

I like all the information of this course!

By Ömer F A

Dec 9, 2020

Excellent course. Thanks to the professor.


Nov 30, 2020

A very good introduction for the beginner.

By Djamillah M

Oct 14, 2020

Helpful course to help new project manager

By Claudia E T B

Oct 6, 2020

I really enjoyed this introductory course!

By Esra C

Oct 6, 2020

This programme is very helpful. I love it!

By Raizel A

Sep 30, 2020

Very informative and based on PMBook Guide

By Andrzej P

Sep 9, 2020

Awesome, insanely kind and engaging lector

By Bibi M H S

Aug 12, 2020

This Course is undoubtedly usefull course.

By Elvira G

Aug 6, 2020

It is a very good course and very helpful.

By Aaesha M A

Jul 20, 2020

thank you very much its a wonderful course

By Architect E

Jun 29, 2020

thanks it was very interesting and helpful

By Javier A A A

Jun 28, 2020

Great course to start in planning projects

By Sajjad A

Jun 20, 2020

Very Good Course and easily understandable

By Stephen P

May 4, 2020

Superb introduction to Project management!

By Sashikanta S

Apr 12, 2020

So well presented with practical examples.

By Shubha S K N

Apr 5, 2020

Very Good Course for management new roles.

By Deleted A

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent resource for new Project Manager