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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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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

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.

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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!!

By Abdul H K

Oct 25, 2016

Excellent knowledge in very short time. Highly recommended course.

By Bopanna C

Aug 17, 2016

very informative course, Provides an insight to project management

By Daria

Apr 17, 2016

Informative, helpful with a lot of insides... It is worth taking!!

By Rukshana K

Feb 21, 2021

Understood that role division is very much essential in team work

By Vrushali N

Aug 5, 2020

It helped me alot in mining various aspects of project management


Jul 8, 2020

Where are the mails regarding it and where is the certificate????

By Mr. K T

Apr 1, 2020

Lectures Delivered very nicely, understanding, gaining knowledge.

By Victoria F S

Oct 25, 2019

Practical and comprehensive. Thank you for offering this course!

By Alaa T

Dec 11, 2017

Cours très intéressant pour débuter dans le "Project Management".

By Stephen S

Sep 3, 2017

An eye-opening glimpse into the vast world of project management.

By Hossein P A

Jun 28, 2017

It's a nice course for starting you journey as a project manager.

By Ayad K D

Mar 3, 2017

This course was improve wonderfully my project management skills.

By Geraint L

Feb 13, 2017

EXcellent. Provided the right level of content and presentation.

By Silas M

Nov 21, 2016

A good way to start of augmenting knowledge in project management

By Fernando R

Aug 22, 2016

Great course if you are starting with Project Management Courses!

By Matías C

Oct 22, 2020

Excelente curso. Ayuda a aclarar y remarcar varias definiciones.

By Precious A M C

Oct 13, 2020

This course taught me lot about project initiation and planning.


Sep 26, 2020

it was amazing , i got to learn so many new things ....thank you


Aug 16, 2020