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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 Willard S

Apr 25, 2020

Easy to follow if you're a novice.

By Hisham A

Apr 10, 2020

Useful and necessary for young PMs

By Abdulla

Jan 21, 2020

I benefited a lot form this course

By Delaney O

Jan 4, 2020

Very informative and enlightening.

By Saeedullah A

Dec 25, 2019

This was very helpful for initiate

By samer n

Dec 16, 2019

very interesting and useful course


Apr 5, 2019

Great course, I learnt many things

By Renee

Aug 28, 2018

Great intro to Project Management.

By Jignesh P

Jul 22, 2018

This was very good. It has set the

By Yibin L

Dec 29, 2017

Well-organized and easy to access!

By Abdikani A S

Dec 2, 2017

this course is really interesting.

By Nada S

Mar 24, 2017

great course with great proffesors

By Lisa D

Nov 19, 2016

Presented in a way easy to master.

By Roberto Q

Sep 22, 2015

excelent material and great scope!

By Serame P

May 25, 2022

Very informative and I enjoyed it

By Hassan G

Mar 30, 2022

excellent Top it was very helpful

By nurin w

Oct 28, 2021


By Paulo E G Q

Aug 24, 2021

Ótimo curso, muito bem construído

By Thierry B

Jan 9, 2021

it was very an interesting course

By Magalí M

Dec 12, 2020

Excelente curso, me sirvió mucho.

By K Q

Dec 12, 2020

It was great! very well explained

By Tyrone B

Nov 2, 2020

It was a very mind opening course

By haroon j

Oct 31, 2020

I really enjoy doing this course!

By Prem P S

Sep 2, 2020

thank you ma'am and sir.

very nice

By Trina C

Aug 31, 2020

Very inspiring panelist interview