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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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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 Juan E

Oct 11, 2020

so great. i learned a lot.

By Nosherwan K A Z

Sep 11, 2020

she is precise and concise

By Karthik V 1

Sep 4, 2020

it was fun ,happy learning


Aug 31, 2020

Very helpful and enlighten

By Abubakarr K

Jul 14, 2020

Challenging and educative.

By Nermeen M

Jul 4, 2020

thanks for that big effort

By Kazi M A J

Jul 3, 2020

it was good ! i am impress

By Hasan A

Jun 23, 2020

I am enjoying this course.


Jun 18, 2020

I like so much this course

By Md R I

Jun 11, 2020

This is the helpful review

By Abdullah A Z

May 22, 2020

really helpful for myself.

By yonghuili

May 11, 2020

its good start course of P

By Debashish H

May 1, 2020

very much effection course


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By Vivek R

Apr 4, 2020

Very good study materials.

By Christopher J

Apr 3, 2020

Very fast and imformative.

By Ezekiel F

Jul 1, 2019

Great and detailed course.

By Dias K

Feb 4, 2019

Very interesting PM course

By Влад Р

Jun 23, 2018

Great as a starting point.

By Adrienne G

Jul 29, 2017

Great, informative course!

By mohammed a i

Nov 24, 2016

very educative and helpful

By Ibrahim A

Sep 29, 2016

very nice and great course

By Felicia G

Jun 7, 2016

Very well organize course.

By Pouya S K

Nov 1, 2015

That Course Was Awesome :D

By Moza A A B S

Sep 14, 2021

g​reat course recommended