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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 Adam B K

Feb 9, 2017

A terrific introduction to the basics and language of Project Management.

By Ingrid D

Feb 6, 2016

Great introduction to the specialization. Professor went at a great pace.

By Guido A P

Jan 29, 2021

It is a very nice course. I have learned a lot about project management.

By Benchie E

Dec 7, 2020

The course is such a great one for me learning to become Project Manager

By Mark A N

Nov 28, 2020

This is an exceptionally great content and easy to follow and understand

By Irena R P

Sep 11, 2020

this course is amazing, thanks for the good learning, easy to understand

By Samuel O

Aug 20, 2020

Very informative, easy to comprehend with real scenarios, and impactful.

By Latoyaa N R

Jul 25, 2020

Very good course with alot of information. I am glad I took this course.

By Андрей Ф

Jul 16, 2020

This course helps you get an introduction to project management. Thanks!

By Adrian A

Jul 13, 2020

Muy bueno, logra exponer todos los puntos de una manera resumida y clara

By Clare T

Jul 8, 2020

Very detailed and informative on the introduction to Project Management.

By Katherine G

May 25, 2020

Very helpful and detailed information on the basics of Project Planning!

By Md. A S S

May 11, 2020

I really loved this course..!! I would like to thanks to my instructor..

By Nadiia G

May 7, 2020

Good basic course to get an overview of initiating and planning projects

By Eliecer L

Feb 18, 2019

easy to follow, clear and concise. a few more case would be appreciated.


Dec 27, 2017

Good overview and content is really amazing. Specially the bonus videos.

By Mohamed A A A

Jun 27, 2016

this is very useful and fantastic course

i hope to benefit more and more

By Victor H M G

Jun 12, 2016

Muy buenas herramientas y conceptos para la administración de proyectos.

By Roberto C S F

Feb 8, 2016

I really like this course and the way our professor gives us this class.

By Titus A

Jan 10, 2021

The course was easy to follow through. I loved the real world examples.

By Melisa K

Nov 5, 2020

thank u for every course, ı learnt many knowledge from this organiation

By Nelly K

Aug 16, 2020

I have learned so much and I am very satisfied with the lesson overall!

By Oduwa I

Jul 5, 2020

Very well pitched introductory course. Excellent tutor. Concise and tho

By Sourav M S

May 28, 2020

A good course on project preparation. Very relatable and easy to catch.

By Sohaib A

May 24, 2020

Very helpful for the study and also for the practical life application.