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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Initiating and Planning Projects by University of California, Irvine

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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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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.


Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By sunil

Aug 30, 2015

Need to me more technical. It was covering very basic concepts

By Nicklas P M

Feb 16, 2019

A little too easy - can easily be done within 2 hours...

By Sarah P

Mar 21, 2016

I would have liked better tools to do this type of work.

By Augustin M

Aug 2, 2020

Very interesting!!!

Let me go ahead with more courses

By Chandler

Feb 25, 2016

more practical projects&homework would be great!

By Sambhav K

Jun 20, 2020

It should include some assignments or projects.

By Shabnam K M

Jun 24, 2020

The course is very basic. Almost common sense.

By Mario N

Jun 29, 2018

Good if you know nothing of project management

By youngsujung

Jan 4, 2021

It felt strongly like scratching the surface

By Christina B

Sep 1, 2015

Very informative, and easy to follow format.

By Luísa M

May 20, 2022

não estava em portugues como anunciaram.

By Vanessa B

Mar 16, 2019

that's ok to who know less or nothing !


Jun 3, 2021


By Sean M H

Apr 17, 2017

This was a good series for beginners.

By Camara C

Jun 7, 2017

The course is just okay.

By Tajreen T

Jul 18, 2020

The course was helpful.

By Italo d A C

Sep 24, 2017

simple, but fundamental

By Amit G D

Apr 28, 2020

Good for the beginners

By Adithya B

Jul 16, 2020

Videos were too brief


Feb 9, 2021

More resource needed


Nov 8, 2017

Not enough exmaples

By Deleted A

Jun 20, 2020

Beginner one

By Sandeep S

Feb 2, 2017

it was good

By Krishna k

Jul 12, 2020

very good


Jun 16, 2020

It's good