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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.

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.

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By Kevin O M

Jan 4, 2021

I love it. Taught me a lot.

By Derya D

Dec 28, 2020

Many thanks for everything!


Dec 10, 2020

Thank you!Very interesting!


Nov 28, 2020


By Wan M S B W M

Nov 10, 2020

Very good and quick course.

By Saw L

Nov 8, 2020

Perfect course ! I like it.

By Vallabhaneni S

Sep 3, 2020

it is Good course to learn

By Richard C O

Jul 25, 2020

Nice and Educative program.

By Okafor V E

Jul 14, 2020

great course, great content

By Kewin J G C

Jun 27, 2020

bastante puntual y dinámico

By Deepanjali P M

Jun 25, 2020

It was very helpful course.

By Muhammad D G

May 1, 2020

Overall An Excellent Course

By Christiana A

Apr 9, 2020


By Nguyễn T H

Sep 21, 2019

This course did a good job.

By Qasim M

Sep 10, 2019

Perfect Course for learners

By David A O

Aug 23, 2019

Amazing course. Quick study

By Sifelani N

Jan 12, 2018

Excellent foundation course

By Robert O

Jun 3, 2017

Perfect for my line of work

By Wéry S

Apr 25, 2017

Really interesting. Thanks!

By Nicole B

Feb 10, 2016

Very engaging presentation!

By jeremyshu

Jan 26, 2016


By Mostafa M

Nov 28, 2015

Very professional & helpful

By Dorothyjmwu

Nov 11, 2015

very useful course, thanks.

By Suraj D

Mar 25, 2021

It was a great experience.


Oct 29, 2020

The discussion was superb!