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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...
foundational knowledge
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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.

Nov 25, 2020

Por error en la encuesta presione very dissatisfied, pero en realidad estoy muy satisfecho y contento con el curso, aprendí bastante aunque me tomó un poco más de tiempo por cuestiones externas, 10/10

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By Zakaria N

Jul 31, 2019

Excellent and very helpful !

By manjunath k

Oct 10, 2017

excellent for the beginners.

By Satish K

Jan 28, 2017

It's a good course to go for

By Kevin O M

Jan 4, 2021

I love it. Taught me a lot.

By Derya D

Dec 28, 2020

Many thanks for everything!


Dec 10, 2020

Thank you!Very interesting!


Nov 28, 2020


By Wan M S B W M

Nov 10, 2020

Very good and quick course.

By Saw L

Nov 8, 2020

Perfect course ! I like it.

By Vallabhaneni S

Sep 3, 2020

it is Good course to learn

By Richard C O

Jul 25, 2020

Nice and Educative program.

By Okafor V E

Jul 14, 2020

great course, great content

By Kewin J G C

Jun 27, 2020

bastante puntual y dinámico

By Deepanjali P M

Jun 25, 2020

It was very helpful course.

By Muhammad D G

May 1, 2020

Overall An Excellent Course

By Christiana A

Apr 9, 2020


By Nguyễn T H

Sep 21, 2019

This course did a good job.

By Qasim M

Sep 10, 2019

Perfect Course for learners

By David A O

Aug 23, 2019

Amazing course. Quick study

By Sifelani N

Jan 12, 2018

Excellent foundation course

By Robert O

Jun 3, 2017

Perfect for my line of work

By Wéry S

Apr 25, 2017

Really interesting. Thanks!

By Nicole B

Feb 10, 2016

Very engaging presentation!

By jeremyshu

Jan 26, 2016


By Mostafa M

Nov 28, 2015

Very professional & helpful