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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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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 Bryce F

Jan 20, 2019

Great introduction to Project Management

By Linda G

Jun 14, 2018

Easy to understand and great information


Jun 4, 2018

i'm very satisfy thank's for the support

By Sara S

Oct 23, 2017

Excellence way the course was conducted.

By Diogo A

Jun 5, 2017

Good first step into Project Management.

By Azhar A

Mar 3, 2017

The course phased out meticulously well.

By Jose M A

Dec 28, 2016

Great course! And Margaret is so lovely!


Sep 27, 2016

This is really impressive, learned a lot

By Christine W

Sep 20, 2016

Really great intro. Highly recommended.

By Valentin B

Feb 8, 2016

Great Course with pertinent information.

By sean a

Mar 29, 2022

Super informative and easy to navigate.

By Kadek D O V

Aug 3, 2021

this was my first course and i love it!

By thulisilerabie

Mar 16, 2021

One of the most straight forward course

By Luis J O

Nov 5, 2020

Great work! It was an excellent course.

By Paola L A A

Sep 27, 2020

Excellent course, very simple and clear

By Dziugas Z

Sep 9, 2020

Loved the plotline in the case studies.

By Musah H

Aug 30, 2020

Very educative and interesting program.

By Andreina S M C

Aug 17, 2020

Excelente curso, muy fácil de entender!

By Evan F R

Jul 4, 2020

Thanks for a lesson, it really helpfull

By Yohanes A S

Jul 2, 2020

interesting topic with good explanation


May 30, 2020

Good course to learn project management

By Asad S

May 20, 2020

This course is amazing.Great initiative

By Liu X

Feb 8, 2019

More real-life example would be better.

By Expulso S

Jan 19, 2018

Great introduction to planning projects

By Ouédraogo N M

Sep 4, 2017

This course is so precious! Thanks you!