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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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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 James M V

Aug 1, 2020

very comprehensive and informative, i enjoyed the course very much

By Waqar A

Jul 24, 2020

A good informative course especially I like the interviews section.

By Sophia N

Jul 11, 2020

Professor Meloni's delivery of information was awesome and helpful.


Jun 15, 2020

i have gained so much knowledge in initiating and planning projects

By Raval V P

May 8, 2020

it was great experience to learn here it is really much appreciable

By Atharv W

May 4, 2020

It's very good to know about management and planning at this stage.


Apr 18, 2020

Thanks you very much, I have a question about how to get a degree ?

By Vũ T T H

Jul 4, 2019

A good start to earn an initial understanding of Project Management

By Andrea

Jan 16, 2017

I found this to be an excellent introduction to Project Management.

By Ben U

Mar 10, 2016

The instructor's enthusiasm for the subject makes this a fun course

By virak s

Dec 8, 2020

I am enjoy such this kind of course. I cannot wait to see another.

By Floressu

Nov 3, 2020

all topics discussed is very relevant to my job as project manager

By Regina C M

Oct 27, 2020

I found it very interesting and helpful, especially for a student.

By Sylwia O

Oct 23, 2020

Really good course and the information was presented interestingly

By N T k

Aug 26, 2020

I really spend a good time and I got some news from this thank you

By Alexsus B

Aug 4, 2020

Another piece of knowledge I can add as an manufacturing engineer.

By Chaima b h

Jul 25, 2020

i like this course thank you very much for give me the opportunity

By Mohamed A H S A

Jul 13, 2020

Simple , direct & straight to transfer the information


By Christian P

May 27, 2020

Muy bueno, cubre toda la parte inicial, lo mejor es el video final

By Shishir P

May 16, 2020

Really helpful to learn how to initiating & planning for a project

By Fanny G G

May 4, 2020

Very good course that covers the principles of Project Management.

By Sohayb M B Z

Apr 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the best way of delivering the information

By Bhupinder S G

Mar 31, 2019

Nice Professor with proper skills to teach and with best knowledge

By Pasquale L M

May 26, 2018

Very useful course, practical information set up in short lessons.

By Nikolas N

Dec 23, 2017

A very well designed and informative course, thank you very much!!