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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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Top reviews


Nov 19, 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.


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 Susan L

Aug 9, 2020

Excellent and well organized course.

By Puppala A K

Jul 15, 2020

Excellent Course, I enjoyed learning

By Redwan U

Jun 2, 2020

It's very effective and interesting.

By Naveen M

May 23, 2020

This course is designed in good way.

By Chen L

Apr 17, 2020

I like this course, very practical !

By Евгения Р

Apr 3, 2020

Wonderful and very helpful course!!!

By Amit G

Feb 23, 2018

Excellent Course and great delivery!

By Dotrus W

Feb 20, 2018

Very informative and well organized!

By Ori

Dec 5, 2017

Great overview on project management

By Ayham T

Oct 13, 2017

This course is easy, nice and useful

By Bhavik M

Aug 19, 2017

well manage course for the beginners

By Wilton S

Oct 23, 2016

Great course! Keep up the good work!

By Dario R

Sep 10, 2016

Excellent course. Highly recommended

By Leia P

Jul 1, 2016

Great course to start in this topic.

By Shalav S J B R

Mar 16, 2016

Great course, thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Lawrence L

Feb 6, 2016

Splendid! Heading towards Capstone!

By J N

Feb 6, 2016

Very well presented and informative.

By Adel H

Nov 24, 2015

it is really good and worth the time

By Irene L

Aug 20, 2021

This was a very informative course.

By Mohamed A D

Jun 22, 2021

Excellent course I enjoyed it a lot


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!