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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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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.


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 Ivan A J F

Dec 8, 2019

Great Course!!!!

By Cassandre C

Nov 24, 2019

Excellent course

By Shafquat U M

Nov 12, 2019

Very good course

By Saleh D

Nov 8, 2019

Wonderful course

By Neeraja V

Oct 2, 2019

V good learning.

By Sara A

Jun 16, 2019

Excellent Course

By Gajula P K

Mar 27, 2019

Very good course

By Sharawi A

Jan 25, 2019

Excellent course

By Lahiru D

Jan 21, 2019

Excellent Course

By Aleksandar R

Nov 29, 2018

Great course for

By Joshua & E

Apr 5, 2018

Excellent Course

By gyanendra k

Mar 17, 2018

Excellent course

By Kwaku A D

Dec 28, 2017

good to go with.

By Jessica F

Jun 30, 2017

Really great! :)

By Kirankumar k

May 26, 2017

Excellent course

By Kyle P

May 9, 2017

Excellent Course

By Rebeca d C C M

Mar 27, 2017

Excellent course

By Felixa P

Jan 17, 2017

Excellent course

By iliasmax

Nov 6, 2016

Excellent course

By Elizabeth O

Nov 6, 2016

Very good course

By Julio C

Oct 6, 2016

Excellent course

By Benjie L

Jul 3, 2016

Love the course.

By Sateesh K R

Jun 17, 2016

Excellent Course

By Eder P

Nov 10, 2022

Great training.


Oct 5, 2022

muy buen curso