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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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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.

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 andrew f

Mar 21, 2019

good walk through of several of the chapters of the PMBOK Guide

By Mohammadali S

Feb 11, 2019

Very Good course to learn the Fondaments of Project Management.

By Saulet Y

Jan 28, 2019

Very useful and productive course! Highly recommend to take it!

By manuel A

Jul 13, 2018

Aprendi aspectos importantes de la administracion de poroyectos

By Pranoy C

May 28, 2018

Extremely Informative! All the imperative aspects were covered.

By Manuel A R G

Nov 3, 2017

Excellent course. Very good introduction to Project Management.

By José S A

Oct 8, 2017

Concepts very well explained. Missing more and harder exercises

By Maialen P

Sep 24, 2017

It was a great course to get to know the basics about projects.


Nov 7, 2016

Awesome! It changed my view on the topic absolutely! Thank you!

By Adnan k

Feb 17, 2016

it was a good learning experience , course content is excellent

By Bradley H

Feb 12, 2016

A great introduction to Project Management. Clear and concise.

By Roberto S Y

Sep 9, 2015

Very convenient and excellent review material for us engineers.

By Kelly B

Mar 2, 2021

Great instructor, and amazing program for an on-line platform!

By Cynthia B

Feb 11, 2021

Interesting and love how they draw the concepts into a picture


Dec 7, 2020

It's a great started course from project management education.

By Aekarat b

Sep 15, 2020

thank you, I love this course that teaches me about projects .

By Mustafa P

Sep 10, 2020

its really had a great experience to gain knowledge and skills

By M. K P M

Sep 10, 2020

Gave me lot of valuable knowledge regarding planning projects.

By Kleidy V O

Aug 25, 2020

Muy completo, me gustó mucho sobre todo los casos y ejercicios

By Ibrahim H

Aug 21, 2020

Great introduction to the project planing and management world

By Vo N L - S

Jul 21, 2020

I cannot say anything more than one word : It's Amazing course

By Anas B A

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent course for beginners in the Project Management Field

By Rodolfo D d l P

Jul 15, 2020

Está muy completo y con información aplicable en todo momento.

By P V B

Jul 8, 2020

useful lectures and understandable material for any beginners.

By Jayanaka L D

Jul 3, 2020

Easy to understand than the course conducted by the PMI itself