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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 29, 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.


Jun 25, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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Jun 04, 2018

i'm very satisfy thank's for the support

By Saravanaselvi G S

Oct 23, 2017

Excellence way the course was conducted.

By Diogo A

Jun 05, 2017

Good first step into Project Management.

By Azhar A

Mar 03, 2017

The course phased out meticulously well.

By Jose M A

Dec 28, 2016

Great course! And Margaret is so lovely!


Sep 27, 2016

This is really impressive, learned a lot

By Christine W

Sep 20, 2016

Really great intro. Highly recommended.

By Valentin B

Feb 08, 2016

Great Course with pertinent information.

By Paola L A A

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course, very simple and clear

By Dziugas Z

Sep 09, 2020

Loved the plotline in the case studies.

By Musah H

Aug 30, 2020

Very educative and interesting program.

By Andreina S M C

Aug 17, 2020

Excelente curso, muy fácil de entender!

By Evan F R

Jul 04, 2020

Thanks for a lesson, it really helpfull

By Yohanes A S

Jul 02, 2020

interesting topic with good explanation


May 30, 2020

Good course to learn project management

By Asad S

May 20, 2020

This course is amazing.Great initiative

By Liu X

Feb 08, 2019

More real-life example would be better.

By Andrea A

Jan 19, 2018

Great introduction to planning projects

By Asiedu/Ouédraogo N M

Sep 04, 2017

This course is so precious! Thanks you!

By Cherylene H

Jul 05, 2017

Good presentations and great resources.

By Vanina G

May 01, 2017

Absolutely focus on project management.

By Youssef A R

Apr 04, 2017

Very simple and easy to follow. Thanks.

By umatulaziz

Oct 19, 2016

It's is excellently well defined course

By Josue S

Feb 24, 2016

Excelent course!! Thanks for your time.

By Natalia C

Feb 09, 2016

Easy to understand with great examples.