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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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Top reviews

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.

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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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.

By Richley B

Apr 1, 2020

a part la langue francaise qui manque le cours est super

By Michala I

Mar 11, 2020

This is an exciting class, learning so many new things..

By Rock C

Jul 25, 2018

Insights muito valiosos sobre gerenciamento de projetos.

By Heloiza I

Apr 23, 2018

awesome. Helped me to undertante better about an project

By Meggie F

Sep 15, 2017

Great course full of a lot of information for beginners!

By Yash G

Aug 8, 2017

Excellent course methodology, especially the case study.

By Brenda S

Apr 13, 2017

This was an excellent start for me to advance my career.

By Luis A P G

Nov 26, 2016

Excellent mix between readings and interactive material!


Mar 29, 2021

This is a very interesting and and well planned course.

By Таширева М А

Jan 27, 2021

Very helpful, started to believe in myself to pass PMP.

By Love B O A

Nov 12, 2020

I enjoyed the panelist discussions

It has been helpful.

By Abdul B

Sep 5, 2020

Best Content, Best Video Lectures Easy to get Examples.

By Farid M

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent course, and even more - Excellent instructor!

By Kevin J M S

Jun 22, 2020

Por el momento está increíble el curso, me gusta mucho.

By Bill S

Jun 12, 2020

conversational learning. Well structured and explained.

By André S A B

Jun 4, 2020

This is a great course !

I learned a lot in this course