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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 Mi P

Jul 8, 2020

Great learning and managing the project management process

By Vishvendra S T

Jun 19, 2020

Excellent Course to start your Project Management Journey!

By Ibna S A

Apr 21, 2020

Best fundamental course to learn about project management.

By Kirolos E A

Jan 19, 2020

it is very useful and interesting content I have ever seen


Oct 22, 2019

I'm so happy for you guys, and I hope I get more and more.

By Juan O P R

Sep 14, 2019

It was great! Thanks for all the material and information.

By Adolfo A

May 20, 2016

Lots of useful information for an aspiring Project Manager

By Alex R

Mar 28, 2016

excellent course! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot...


Dec 23, 2020

its my wonderful experience on course era for this course

By Shaid M

Dec 20, 2020

Happy to learn. Its a nice course with lot of new things.

By Bino J

Nov 23, 2020

Good opportunity to know the basics of Project Management


Aug 28, 2020

Great course. It teaches you specifically about projects.

By Dhirendra K

Aug 25, 2020

best course to have an idea on how to initiate a project.

By Jaki K

Aug 25, 2020

Excellent introduction to initating and planning projects

By Darvin, C

May 24, 2020

It was nice to train even on Digital stream!

Thank you UCI

By Teshan L

May 8, 2020

Good course for a beginner to get into project management

By Rudy O

Feb 19, 2020

Excellent course on the fundamentals of project planning.

By saket v

Nov 6, 2017

Awesome course. Really simple to understand.. Love it !!!

By Mohamed J

Feb 26, 2017

Highly Recommended for beginners , starts from zero level

By Muhammad A N

Nov 19, 2020

This is the most amazing online course i've ever learned


Oct 9, 2020

very helpful course that will help me to perform my job.

By Triin S

Oct 9, 2020

Great overview of what it means to be a project manager.


Sep 24, 2020

wow .wonderful experience.Lecture classes were amazing.

By Nadeesha W A

Jun 12, 2020

Good initiation towards the project management practices


May 12, 2020

great start for your project management career. must do.