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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 Natalie H

Mar 4, 2018

I thought everything was explained in a very helpful and thorough way.


Oct 25, 2016

This is an eye opening into Project Management,It worth effort put in.

By Abhinav A

Sep 22, 2016

Very good basics course with fine detailing and motivational teaching.

By Sachin P

Jul 12, 2020

Quality analysis of project planning & great explanation of concepts.

By Moshiur R H

Jun 12, 2020

It would give clear concept about project and project managing basics

By Viresh M

May 16, 2020

Exceptional learning experience for a beginner of Project Management.

By mohamed r m h

May 5, 2020

Needs more case studies and more videos than the long reading content

By Akshit S

Apr 7, 2020

A very helpful course to build your foundation at the very beginning.

By Sergio A

Mar 25, 2020

Awesome course! Hopefully will be completing the whole specialization

By Nicolas S

Feb 13, 2019

Great introduction course to project management. Very well explained.

By Ugbotor S Y

Jan 31, 2018

Beautiful course and a wonderful lecturer.

Thank you Margaret Maloni.

By Michael

Sep 26, 2016

the access to the course and the quality of the material being taught


Mar 7, 2016

I learnt a lot from this course.I am sure this will help me in future

By Mohamed N H

Feb 8, 2016

It was a great experience i really learn a lot of this course topics

By Taffy E

Jan 26, 2016

Well organized, providing a variety of ways to encounter the subject.

By Michael O A

Feb 28, 2021

Very Useful and great course contents to help advance in your career


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Nov 23, 2020

Excelente curso, se que me ayudara para aplicarlo en mi organizacion

By Daria W

Jun 3, 2020

Really good course

Contains all important and essential information.

By muneera M b k

Jun 2, 2020

very good and clear information about initiating and planing project

By Amit K K

May 27, 2020

It is the best course for initiating and learning Project management

By Sujith A

Apr 29, 2020

It was a great learning experience.Lots of Knowledge Acquired.Thanks

By Husrav M

Apr 25, 2020

Loved it, for PM s who are just starting very good and useful course

By Daniel P K

Sep 12, 2019

It's was a wonderful experience. I learnt a lot of new ideas.



Feb 18, 2019

Comprehensive and yet simplified lectures. I had fun while learning.