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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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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.


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 Samantha T

Oct 20, 2016

Very informational and well put together!

By Felipe M

Apr 13, 2016

I really enjoyed the content presented!!!

By Christina K

Jan 14, 2016

Love it!

Very well organised and executed.


Nov 8, 2021

Wonderful Experience and Great Learning.

By Razik D

Jul 7, 2021

Learn a lot from this course, Thank you.

By Areeba S

Jun 8, 2021

It was very knowledgeable and productive

By Nayeemul I

Mar 25, 2021

Excellent course. It will help me a lot.

By Victoria P

Dec 8, 2020

Great opportunity the get more knowledge

By Ramin A

Nov 28, 2020

Great for beginners and recent graduates

By Oliver D

Nov 17, 2020

A nice course, interesting and exciting.


Nov 10, 2020

I loved the conversation with Expertise.

By Mohammed G A

Oct 7, 2020

Awesome! Clear to the point... I like it

By Lionel F

Sep 23, 2020

A Wonderful and very informative course.

By Adolph A

Sep 13, 2020

Educative and knowledge gaining course.

By Jerika C

Sep 10, 2020

Really enjoyed learning from this course

By Jeremy K

Sep 3, 2020

Outstanding course and loved the energy.

By Jose L

Jun 19, 2020

Good introduction to project management!

By Jignesh J

Jun 11, 2020

Very useful and knowledge gaining course


Jun 9, 2020

Great experience I gained in this course

By Alladeen i m a

May 7, 2020

The course was amazing and very benfical

By Tieu H H Y

Apr 11, 2020

Useful, for newbie want to know about PM

By Jean-Francois W

Apr 7, 2020

Nice introduction to project management!

By Maria A M

Mar 31, 2020

Very insightful and very easy to digest.

By Rahatullah K

Mar 26, 2020

Excellent Course and Amazing Instructor!

By Sola O

Dec 6, 2019

Very interesting course. You'll love it!