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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...
foundational knowledge
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introductory course
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Top reviews

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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 Dollaya T

Sep 3, 2020

Content quality, easy to understanding

By Ghadeer A

Aug 17, 2020

thank you so much for all informations

By Balan A

Aug 4, 2020

That course helps me a lot. Thank you!


Jul 18, 2020

Great Initiation to project management

By Paola C

Mar 10, 2020

clear and effective also for beginners

By Abul F B

Jan 15, 2018

thanks for your great teaching method.

By mohamed a m

Nov 20, 2017

very good to learn how to be a manager

By Anvita P

Jun 10, 2017

Very structured and educational course

By Amir I Y

Nov 11, 2016

it is very good course as intro to PMP

By Robert P

Oct 9, 2016

Very helpful and concise introduction.


Jul 13, 2016

Excellent & straight forward lectures.

By Luis A

Jun 21, 2016

It is a good introduction to the field

By Nevrantzas V

Feb 17, 2016

The best course in Project Development

By Sahayaraj M

Sep 30, 2015

Enjoyed refreshing through this Course

By Misty A

Aug 16, 2015

I am learning so much! Great Instruct

By zhouwei

Feb 5, 2021

very helpful especially for beginners

By Ghassan M S

Jan 25, 2021

Very interesting contents. Thank you.


Jan 11, 2021

프로젝트 매니지먼트가 어떤것인지 이해하는데에 큰 도움이 되었습니다.

By Aizaz A

Jan 3, 2021

Very informative course for beginners

By Tharindu R H

Jan 3, 2021

Very valuable and interesting course.

By Assampong M G

Nov 2, 2020

I enjoyed every aspect of the course.

By Shreyashi K

Oct 9, 2020

This experience enhanced my learning.


Aug 28, 2020

The best course in project management

By Vishal S

Apr 28, 2020

Highly recommended!! Amazing content.


Sep 12, 2019

Good Learning materials for beginners