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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

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.

Jul 5, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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By Shivanand R K

Jun 18, 2016

Excellent thoughts and concepts presented.

By Franchesca B R V

Feb 22, 2016

completo, activo muy interesante lo recomi

By santiago p

Feb 6, 2016

Excelent course! Very complete and usefull

By xiaowengu

May 2, 2021

learn a lot about how to manage a project


Apr 4, 2021

Excellent couse! Very useful in any area.

By Anupam B

Apr 4, 2021

Excellent content & great way of delivery

By TungDTHE130860

Jan 20, 2021

very good, i learn so much the knowledged

By Anette D

Nov 27, 2020

Thank you for this course i learned alot.


Nov 18, 2020

I love just how the topics are presented.

By Dora C P C

Oct 27, 2020

Excellent course about Project Management

By Kloe' S

Sep 30, 2020

It was a great course I really enjoyed it

By Adrián Z S

Sep 26, 2020

Great introduction to Project Management.

By Mahadeo A V

Sep 8, 2020

Best knowledge gain through this course !

By Ithikhash A

Sep 2, 2020

A great course for a Beginner. Enjoyed it

By Ahad T

Aug 6, 2020

Outstanding course, I have learned a lot.

By Asadullah

Jul 26, 2020

Thank you So Much Madam, Coursera and UCI

By Tonmoy G

Jun 6, 2020

An Excellent Course on Project Management

By Nusrat I L

May 29, 2020

very nice.. i achieve a lot of knowledge

By Iqbal U K

May 24, 2020

It was a good experience and learn a lot!

By Gianne C J

May 11, 2020

Very informative. Bonus videos are great!

By Tammy P

Apr 18, 2020

Great introduction to project management!

By Srikant K

Apr 16, 2020

There is very good course to the everyone

By Drishti N

Apr 3, 2020

Very to the point and interesting course.


Feb 16, 2020

Great study course outline & explanation.

By Ihab " A A T

Jun 11, 2017

New knowledge with new skills improvement