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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.


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.

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By danyal i

Aug 30, 2019

Great to learn new skills

By Alison T

Mar 1, 2019

Great course. Lots of ver

By Noah D

Sep 6, 2017

great and easy to follow!

By Albert J K

Aug 8, 2017

Great course presentation

By Zhanna K

Apr 1, 2017

Well structured e course.

By Henry T

Dec 23, 2016

I loved the presentations

By Rolando C F

Jan 20, 2022

Informative and helpful.

By Huynh P D

Jan 16, 2022

It's good for my carrier


Jul 7, 2021

This course very helpful

By Roberto L

May 28, 2021

Very interesting course!

By nayira d

May 14, 2021

It was an amazing course

By Walter T G

Sep 2, 2020

It's a excelent project.

By Arsenio W

Aug 16, 2020

very happy and satisfied

By Kezia J H

Jun 26, 2020

Thankyou! so helpfull ;)

By Nikita D D

May 31, 2020

it was excellent course.


May 23, 2020

That;s good for beginner

By Tarek L

Mar 29, 2020

This was a great course.

By Meer J K

Mar 25, 2020

It was quite interesting

By Prashant R

Sep 13, 2019

Nice learning experience

By Faith N

Dec 10, 2018

Great initiation into PM

By Daniel M

Mar 25, 2018

Very interesting courses

By Anna M

Jan 21, 2018

Great course, thank you!

By Robert R

Aug 7, 2016

clear and concise course

By swati p

May 3, 2016

its really fantastic....

By Bernd F

Mar 9, 2016

Great videos. Nice pace.