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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

Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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 Partheepan

Apr 21, 2020

Very useful

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Apr 4, 2020


By Adnan M A

Mar 31, 2020

Fun course!

By Nguyễn M T

Jan 10, 2020

Good course

By Julian O K

Dec 19, 2019

Thank you!!

By Trần K

Jun 7, 2019

very useful

By Ameya B

Jan 28, 2019

Exclusive !

By Agung A

Mar 15, 2018

Good course

By surya t

Feb 10, 2018

excellent !

By Demre İ K

Jan 11, 2018

Excellent !

By Felipe A G F

Dec 20, 2017


By Margret C T

Nov 4, 2017


By Harsh V S

Sep 6, 2017

Great start

By Harsha D M

Apr 16, 2017

Excellent !

By Chen Y

Nov 20, 2016

Good course

By Floreana D T

Oct 15, 2016


By Michael W

Sep 23, 2016

Nice Course

By Alena N

Jun 29, 2016

Just great!


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By DungMDHE130517

May 19, 2021

Thanks You

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By Goodman S

Mar 3, 2021

Thank you.

By Anamta A

Jan 27, 2021

Useful one