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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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introductory course
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Top reviews

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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 Gabriele C

Apr 14, 2017

amazing course

By Binh D T

Dec 8, 2016

really helpful

By Turifah Y

Nov 2, 2016

Simply Great !

By mark s

Oct 22, 2016

much much good

By Rufat S

Jun 14, 2016

Great Course !

By Amazing I

Feb 23, 2016

Very Exciting.

By Anil K k

Sep 19, 2015

great tutorial

By Hanliang C

Sep 11, 2015

Really useful!

By Mariam I

Feb 6, 2021

Great Course.

By Mario A C R

Jan 30, 2021

Great course!


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By María J C B

Dec 7, 2020

It is amazing

By mouhamadou m f

Nov 8, 2020

bien organisé

By Salem A A

Nov 2, 2020

Great course!

By Welmer C

Nov 2, 2020

Very helpful.

By Amila

Oct 27, 2020

Great course!

By Ruksar

Oct 27, 2020


By Nicola A

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By Muhammed F Ç

Oct 12, 2020

Great program

By Zulqarnain A

Oct 8, 2020

amazing stuff

By sharon

Oct 7, 2020

Great course!

By Yosef A S

Sep 7, 2020

great course.

By Melissa J

Aug 29, 2020

Great course.

By Tina C M

Aug 12, 2020

Great course!

By Stefany M d S

Jul 30, 2020

very good!!!!