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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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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.


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.

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By Elycia

Mar 15, 2020

Great gateway into learning professional project management!

By Abhishek D

Feb 8, 2020

A wonderful introduction to the world of project management!

By Xenia S

Aug 27, 2019

Thank you! It was a great useful and interesting experience.

By Fabiana A S B

Oct 3, 2018

The content is rich in information and the videos are great.

By Caroline M

Oct 12, 2016

Great course. It is also a good preparation for the PMP test

By Richard

Mar 27, 2016

Nice and very informative, good to start the learning of PMI

By Adenike A

Jan 19, 2022

Excellent approach and very well detailed and enlightening.

By Camille G D

Nov 3, 2020

Totally awesome session! Great format and very informative!

By Mansur (

Sep 17, 2020

Exceptional material taught in concise and succinct manner.

By Yasmine t

Jul 21, 2020

It was fruitful, I really enjoyed the experience.

Thank you!


Jun 8, 2020

this course will help me more to enhance my planning skills

By Dissanayaka M T W

Mar 21, 2020

This is a very good beginner course for project management.

By Sanu J

Sep 24, 2019

Best Training ! I will surely recommend to other Aspirants.

By Ngô H Q

Sep 13, 2019

thank you very much, i learned many things from this course

By deb s

Sep 24, 2017

It was a very exhaustive and direct to conceptual learning.

By Kadidiatou C

Apr 22, 2022

very easy. Not at all hard to get through. Recommend 100%

By Rohan N M

May 30, 2021

very imformativealso coach is having expeptional knowledge

By Leandro J

Jan 15, 2021

Great course. Great instructor. I definitely recommend it!

By Myo A

Nov 6, 2020

Thanks for this course, I know what is project management.

By Rohit N

Sep 25, 2020

Best experience ever I had in learning through this course

By Wittawat S

Sep 18, 2020

Very basic but informative. Highly recommend to new PM/PO.


Sep 18, 2020

Excellent for understanding the basics and in a simple way

By Jesús A L

Sep 13, 2020

Interesting course, it really worths the time spent on it.

By Nurul N A B A Z

Aug 30, 2020

A great start for people to learn about Project Management

By Amey N B

Aug 11, 2020

Good Learning, The Stuff is precise and still elaborative.