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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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Top reviews

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.

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.

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By Queenie M

Apr 20, 2021

Absolutely worth it! Thank you.

By Pradeep K M

Feb 21, 2021

The course is very informative.


Feb 13, 2021

this cource is good and so easy

By nishadi d

Feb 12, 2021

Best course. Thank you coursera

By Joel C

Jan 21, 2021

Love it, thanks for everything.

By susan p

Dec 21, 2020

One of the best out there in PM

By Prince A

Oct 25, 2020

Helpful videos with enrich quiz

By Kelzang W

Oct 6, 2020

Nice course with relevant topic

By Edward M

Oct 5, 2020

Interactive and useful content.

By Gerard K B C

Oct 2, 2020

Very informative and enjoyable.

By maryjane a

Sep 28, 2020

flexible and informative course


Sep 18, 2020

it's good and very useful to as

By Abdirahman I

Aug 22, 2020

Very Educative and Informative.

By Robert M

Aug 15, 2020

Very engaging and fun to learn!

By Sohail A D

Aug 12, 2020

It is a course worth completing

By Sainath v d

May 21, 2020

Thank you for incridible course

By nandish k

Apr 6, 2020

Good overall knowledge about PM

By Zhivko D

Jan 22, 2020

Margaret tell me so many things

By nil e d

Oct 9, 2019

Great Course, great instructor!

By Phạm T Đ

Sep 19, 2019

Good course! Thank you so much!

By Princelyn A

Jul 4, 2019

Very educative and enlightening

By Marina K

Jul 14, 2018

It's a great course. Thank you!

By Deleted A

Jan 5, 2018

Displayed in an interesting way

By eman a

Jun 5, 2017

I enjoyed studying this course.

By Raja K

Mar 27, 2017

It was very systematic teaching