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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.

Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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By Emerson L S

May 15, 2020

Fantastic class and varry useful tips. Thanks teachers.

By Ama E

Apr 20, 2020


By Lisa H

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent knowledge presented in a well-designed format

By Priti R

Mar 6, 2020

Excellent course for project manager beginner learners!

By Ifeoluwa A Y

Oct 14, 2019

lovely course, i would recommend it over and over again

By Alvaro R

Aug 12, 2019

Excellent course to approach you to the PMP Certificate

By Mushahid S

Mar 21, 2019

Really great course. Learned a lot of things from this.

By sahil d

Sep 15, 2017

A must for people looking for general management skills

By Manny S

Jul 7, 2017

very educational and informative, great starter course.

By Andrey T

Jan 28, 2017

Very nice and helpful course! Thanks for the knowledge.

By Parinya D

Jun 19, 2016

A frame work and generally recognized practice. Awesome

By Jaret G

May 11, 2016

Very succinct. Good instructor. Valuable information.

By Martin B

Feb 21, 2016

Very good. Well presented and covers relevant material.

By Christian S J

Dec 3, 2015

Excelentes explicaciones y muy bien alineado al PMBOK 5

By Ankur A F

Apr 21, 2021

Good one and provides you fundamental knowledge on PMP

By disha s

Apr 8, 2021

excellent course to learn basics of project management

By Sarah G

Nov 23, 2020

Great module. The panelists was the course highlight!

By Richard L M N

Nov 10, 2020

Up to date knowledge and skills presented to learners.

By Jeremiah J J M D A

Oct 20, 2020

Awesome course! Well-organized, the visual are superb.

By Momed M

Sep 29, 2020

Extremely professional and easy to comprehend content.

By Akshay D

Sep 28, 2020

It was well designed course ...Enjoyed learning a lot.

By Andrés

Aug 4, 2020

Tenéis que probarlo, te sirve para tu vida profesional

By Ali A A

Aug 1, 2020

It was an amazing course and love the way of teaching.

By Anitta B M

Jul 13, 2020

Its too cool and informative with simple presentation

By Nadyn A A

Jun 30, 2020

very encouraging and full of new ideas and information