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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

Jul 5, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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 Gianne C J

May 11, 2020

Very informative. Bonus videos are great!

By Tammy P

Apr 18, 2020

Great introduction to project management!

By Srikant K

Apr 16, 2020

There is very good course to the everyone

By drishti n

Apr 3, 2020

Very to the point and interesting course.


Feb 16, 2020

Great study course outline & explanation.

By Ihab " A A T

Jun 11, 2017

New knowledge with new skills improvement

By Purushottam D

May 28, 2017

Very good and knowledgeable Session...!!!

By Jorge C

May 22, 2017

Course is according with scope indicated.

By Gustavo M S

Nov 7, 2016

Great course. I could learn a lot with it

By Samantha T

Oct 20, 2016

Very informational and well put together!

By Felipe M

Apr 13, 2016

I really enjoyed the content presented!!!

By Christina K

Jan 14, 2016

Love it!

Very well organised and executed.

By Razik D

Jul 7, 2021

Learn a lot from this course, Thank you.

By areeba s

Jun 8, 2021

It was very knowledgeable and productive

By Nayeemul I

Mar 25, 2021

Excellent course. It will help me a lot.

By Victoria P

Dec 8, 2020

Great opportunity the get more knowledge

By Ramin A

Nov 28, 2020

Great for beginners and recent graduates

By Oliver D

Nov 17, 2020

A nice course, interesting and exciting.


Nov 10, 2020

I loved the conversation with Expertise.

By Mohammed G A

Oct 7, 2020

Awesome! Clear to the point... I like it

By Lionel F

Sep 23, 2020

A Wonderful and very informative course.

By Adolph A

Sep 13, 2020

Educative and knowledge gaining course.

By Jerika C

Sep 10, 2020

Really enjoyed learning from this course

By Jeremy K

Sep 3, 2020

Outstanding course and loved the energy.

By Jose L

Jun 19, 2020

Good introduction to project management!