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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.

Jul 5, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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By Pranav K

Sep 29, 2019

Very nice content

By Fernando S

Nov 13, 2018

Very informative!

By Calista F

Oct 9, 2018

Excellent course!

By Mark H

Mar 7, 2018

Very informative!


Sep 25, 2017

Great and helpful

By Hoang H L

Aug 18, 2017

Good start for PM

By Thaís A

Jun 29, 2017

Excellent course!

By Melanie M

Nov 4, 2016

Very Good course!

By Valetta J

Mar 2, 2016

Very informative.


Feb 8, 2016

very informative.

By Nancy P

Jan 8, 2016

Excellent Course.

By Moisés P D

Sep 12, 2015

Excellent course.

By Suhail T M S A M

Sep 23, 2021

wonderful course

By Tanish M

Aug 13, 2021


By Subrato G

Jul 9, 2021

Very Good Course

By Raksha S V

Jun 26, 2021


By Ike D E

Jun 11, 2021

very interesting

By Raihan N

Apr 27, 2021

very insightfull

By Revathy K

Apr 2, 2021

Excellent Course

By Jaiprakash Y

Mar 13, 2021

enjoyed learning

By Wandalberto C S

Feb 18, 2021

Excelente curso.

By VidurangaSAV

Jan 11, 2021

Very good course

By Shari R

Jan 6, 2021

Excellent Course

By Elgun X

Jan 6, 2021

İt is incradible

By Sylvia A A P

Dec 26, 2020

Very good course