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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

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

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.

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By Sainath v d

May 21, 2020

Thank you for incridible course

By nandish k

Apr 6, 2020

Good overall knowledge about PM

By Zhivko D

Jan 22, 2020

Margaret tell me so many things

By nil e d

Oct 9, 2019

Great Course, great instructor!

By Phạm T Đ

Sep 19, 2019

Good course! Thank you so much!

By Princelyn A

Jul 4, 2019

Very educative and enlightening

By Marina K

Jul 14, 2018

It's a great course. Thank you!

By Deleted A

Jan 5, 2018

Displayed in an interesting way

By eman a

Jun 5, 2017

I enjoyed studying this course.

By Raja K

Mar 27, 2017

It was very systematic teaching

By deesha p

Aug 16, 2016

Excellent knowledge and points.

By Summer S

Jul 11, 2016

Wonderful course! Very helpful!

By Preeti K

Mar 14, 2021

Really helpful and interesting

By Cindy G

Dec 31, 2020

Enjoyed this class and its tho

By Dinh T K (

Sep 21, 2020

Brief, focus on the main point

By Luz B

Aug 15, 2020

Estoy feliz, quiero continuar!


Aug 14, 2020

It was an excellent experience

By Cynthia M C M

Jul 7, 2020

Definitivamente lo recomiendo!

By Deleted A

Jul 2, 2020

Muy instructivo e interesante.


Jun 22, 2020

Amazing course. Great content.


May 29, 2020

Good experience. Rich content.

By Adam K

Mar 30, 2020

Informative and easy to digest

By Abdul N L

Dec 22, 2019

Amazing and Easy to Understand

By lekaa a

Oct 12, 2019

a wonderful and helpful course

By Muhammad Z H

Sep 3, 2019

I have learned alot professor.