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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.


Aug 30, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.

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By Lebogang M

Jul 7, 2020

Great course, great learning material, enjoyed it!

By Mahfuz R

Jun 23, 2020

i am really happy and satisfy by doing this course


May 30, 2020

Loved the course.. especially the panel interview!

By Vishal M

May 10, 2020

Good insight into Projects Initiating and planning

By Shereen H M H G

May 1, 2020

very good course i got a lot of useful information

By Nagaraju S

Apr 25, 2020

I have learned many new things during this course.


Apr 23, 2020

Simple, efficient course I really thank you for it

By khaled m

Apr 22, 2020

vvv good

A good introduction to project management

By Sam V A

Apr 20, 2020

Excellent beginning course for Project Management!

By Sebastián L

May 17, 2019

Great materials, concise videos and expert tutors.

By Chia-Shao J

Feb 22, 2019

Very useful knowledge for Initiating the project!!

By Juan M F E

May 2, 2018

Great Course to start the Project Management World

By Dinesh A

Oct 31, 2017

good course to learn basics of project management.


Jan 25, 2021

Very useful topics are covered & easy understand.

By Katrina K

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent beginners course for project management

By Shilpa D

Sep 17, 2020

Nice and detailed explanation. Good for beginner.

By Monica S

Sep 9, 2020

Concise and broken down for anyone to understand.

By Pawan K T

Aug 21, 2020

Good content and easy to understand for beginners

By Luiggi B G

Aug 16, 2020

congratulations for all the learning in it course

By Rahul U

Aug 6, 2020

very good content to improve our engineerin life.

By Bhongade S N

Jul 30, 2020

It was great! I totally enjoyed it....


By Suci R

Jun 8, 2020

I was so helpful and useful. Thank you so much :)

By Md. B U

May 24, 2020

A good Course for Project Planning and Management

By Traore A M

Apr 23, 2020

Le cours est très très important et aide beaucoup

By Chak M A Y

Apr 21, 2020

Concise introduction to a vast body of knowledge.