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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

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.

Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By Adson M d N

May 26, 2017

It was very beneficial to me.

By Maria D C

Jan 23, 2017

Interesting! Well organized!!

By Muhammad J A

Oct 9, 2016

Course is designed very well.


Apr 28, 2016

This is really I great course

By Jacy G

Feb 14, 2016

very useful courses, thanks !

By QuanNDHE130577

Jan 15, 2021

This is a amazing course !!!

By Georges Z

Jan 8, 2021

I enjoyed every moment of it

By Carlos R

Oct 22, 2020

Great instructor and content


Oct 9, 2020

It was an awesome experience

By Partha S P

Sep 2, 2020

It's really a helpful course


Aug 18, 2020

very helpful and informative

By Nagesh N K

Aug 7, 2020


By Dilip G P

Jul 26, 2020

nice content..great learning

By Omar

Jul 6, 2020

Very informative, thank you!

By Muhammad F B

Jun 16, 2020

Great course. Easy to follow

By Gabriela M S

May 16, 2020

Good course, easy and clear.


May 4, 2020

Very much useful this course

By Aditya T

Apr 30, 2020

Very nice videos and content

By Gaurav P

Apr 26, 2020

yes it is really good course

By Md. M I

Apr 23, 2020

Very Effective course it was

By Mithila F

Apr 22, 2020

Very Effective Course it was

By shabad y

Apr 20, 2020

excellent beginner material!

By Wilson O

Apr 15, 2020

very useful in the daily job

By Zakaria N

Jul 31, 2019

Excellent and very helpful !

By manjunath k

Oct 10, 2017

excellent for the beginners.