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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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Jul 06, 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


Nov 20, 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.

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By Shashank D

Jul 25, 2020

It was a good course .I've completed my session but didn't get my certificate.

By Joshua B

Apr 06, 2016

Loads of information and the pace was great for fitting into my busy schedule.

By Irmie B

Jan 07, 2017

Great introductory course. Well written, well organized, and well presented.

By Lu X

Aug 18, 2015

The course is well organized and useful. The slide is illustrative and clear.

By Caique S P

Sep 29, 2020

Pretty good course for all people interested in the project management area!

By Zeyad M

May 14, 2020

very helpful and recommended for understanding aspects of project management

By Abir H

Apr 04, 2020

Good course, however would have liked to dig deeper into the different tools

By Freddy A

Jan 29, 2020

Great introduction to project management. Easy to follow videos and readings

By Edmundo m

Jun 07, 2020

Very nice course , The content is very easy to understand, the assessment.


Oct 08, 2020

I really like the way you explain the things, I truly enjoyed the course.

By Kimuli G

Feb 01, 2020

Nice introductions to such wonderful project knowledge for us the newbies

By Yash R

Nov 30, 2016

A good intro to project management. It was easy to follow and understand.

By Cosmo A

Apr 25, 2016

Concise, pertinent information, delivered in short videos. Very didactic.

By nuor m

Sep 07, 2020


this course it helps me to understand project planning very well

By Sanjai A

Jun 16, 2020

Muy buen curso, fundamental para introducirte a la gestión de proyectos

By Chalee U

May 27, 2020

Good for beginners and great insights from experience project managers.

By Amr Y M

Apr 12, 2018

It was really a wonderful beginning to the world of Project Management.

By Yasser C

May 17, 2020

A very simple and easy course for a beginner i realy enjoyed learning.

By Abdullah S

Apr 20, 2020

Great package of learning designed by University of California, Irvine

By Meghana P

Jul 19, 2020

This platform is best way to learn new things and gain the knowledge.

By Rezeen H

Apr 27, 2020

This course helped me alot to understand basics of project planning .

By Akshat R

Sep 12, 2017

Must enroll if you have some desire to learn about Project Mangement!

By Kun F

Jul 02, 2017

The Lecture goes through too fast. It is a little bit hard to follow.

By Georgios T

Sep 09, 2020

Excellent and at the same time quite simple to understand.

Well done.

By Yujin S K

Dec 20, 2019

Great course to understand how to initiating projects and programmes