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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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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.


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.

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Apr 8, 2021

Thank you.It is an excellent course


Feb 22, 2021

All inclusive and well thought out.


Dec 17, 2020

I am so pleased with my instructors

By Simone G

Dec 10, 2020

This was a very informative course.

By Rudy L

Nov 6, 2020

Very comprehensive and informative!

By Gilbert M P J

Oct 22, 2020

lessons are very real and practical

By Azhar K

Sep 10, 2020

Loved the interactive case studies!

By Ruben C

Jul 8, 2020

Excelente curso, Felicitaciones !!!

By Jose V

Jul 6, 2020

Great course!!!!!! i learned a lot.

By Salah E B

Jun 17, 2020


Thank you very much


May 30, 2020

I loved it, it's really good coarse

By Crizelda S

May 27, 2020

I learned so much from this course!

By Nusrat S

May 22, 2020

This course is so basic and helpful

By Dr P P P

Apr 26, 2020

Very Good Course for the Beginners!


Apr 19, 2020

Everything was covered. Perfect!!!!


Apr 16, 2020

Thanks for the amazing opportunity.

By Godonou M

Apr 12, 2020

Vraiment content des notion recueil

By Nallamani M

Apr 6, 2020

it was good and intresting to learn

By Mirian O N

Apr 4, 2020

i enjoyed every bit of this course.

By Asbed N

Mar 29, 2020

very good love it and the new ideas

By Mohamed H M M

Feb 25, 2020

Interesting and informative course!

By Roman P

Dec 17, 2019

Very nice course for the beginners.

By Addiel d A

Dec 12, 2019

Completely Practical and Insightful

By Mahmudul H

Apr 4, 2018

Good and effective learning for me.

By subiaa a y a

Apr 1, 2018

very powerful courses to start with