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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

Aug 30, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.

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 Aibar U

Jul 26, 2019

Great Course, learned a lot of new things. Hope to finish other modules

By Joanna M

Jan 4, 2019

great basic course for planning, clear explanations, videos and slides.

By Sofia F R

Aug 18, 2018

NICE very kind, and i can applied this additional knowledge onto my job

By Paula J S

May 3, 2018

Excelent course! Very clear and focus on concepts and their application


Jul 25, 2017

coursera is best plateform to gain something advance and something new.

By Hugo R

Mar 23, 2017

Very useful. I do learned a lot. Very intuitive and very powerful tool!

By Asim A

Mar 18, 2017

its very interesting course , with a lot of knowledge that helped me .

By Luis A D d F

Jan 6, 2016

Muito bom, com vídeos e exemplos o tempo todo, ensina muito bem o aluno

By Sam G

Sep 10, 2015

Good information well presented. An excellent intro to this discipline.

By Abdulkareem A

May 13, 2021

I am really impressed by the courses, its really inspiring. Thank you!

By Serge G

Dec 20, 2020

Very good and understandable course, a lot of interesting information.

By Mekhala N

Oct 23, 2020

Amazing course, learned so many new thing's. Great Instructor as well.

By Marcus V O

Oct 16, 2020

Muito bom o curso, bem didático e com muito material para aprendizado.

By Vinay R

Aug 30, 2020

Good Course to understand the basics of Project planning & Initiating.


Aug 6, 2020

Excellent sources of information and nice variety of activities to do.

By Brandon A G

Aug 1, 2020

Es muy bueno este curso, aprendí muchas cosas y lo recomiendo bastante

By Raj V

Jun 1, 2020

Its really good if you are starting your career on project management.


May 30, 2020

The course was very much helpful in developing my skill and knowledge.

By Kamogelo M

Feb 23, 2020

Very helpful and insightful knowledge as I engage on my first project.

By Melvin S G

Sep 15, 2019

A comprehensive course on Project Management- Initiating and Planning.

By Roberto E L

Jun 25, 2018

Excellent! I was lookingfor an introductory course. Now I want more...

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.