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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

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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Jun 10, 2020

Es muy bueno el curso, pero tomar en cuenta que se trata de una versión anterior del PMBook.

By Abdulaziz E

May 16, 2016

An essential help for those who are determined to gain enough insight on project management.

By Emilio R

Sep 29, 2015

I like this course , iit's full of good information about projects managment

Thaks coursera !

By Swaty S

Aug 3, 2021

An excellent overall coverage of the initial stages of best practices in Project Management

By Lisa C

Nov 23, 2020

I found this course helpful. It does emphasize common sense while being a project manager.

By laura

Dec 9, 2019

The sequence of the teaching content seemed to me a bit confusing. Thanks for the learning.

By Zun E P

Jan 16, 2017

This course is very helpful. Makes me think of the possible constraints and how to resolve.

By Giorgi B

Oct 31, 2017

The course is really nice, especially the video session... quite small but very efficient!

By Kale M G

Apr 30, 2020

It was an interesting course and providing the skills that I was seeking to have from it.

By Deionici W

Jun 20, 2016

Great course! Great instruction with ability to apply real life situations with examples.

By Jessica P

Apr 28, 2020

Great class, very informative and well-paced. Perfect as an intro to project management.

By Рычкова М А

Apr 5, 2020

Очень интересный и полезный курс!

Перевод на русский язык присутствовал не во всех видео.

By Maroš D

Nov 8, 2019

Lot of useful information. Just give more practical examples to better imagine an issue.

By reza s

Nov 30, 2017

it was very helpful, I learn more about project planning and initiating based on PMBOK .

By Bruno R S

Aug 17, 2015

Simple and direct. It is a perfect introduction to basic project management terminology.

By Nicolas S

Oct 2, 2020

Very advisable elearning course for people interested in learn about Project Management

By Jayati J

May 13, 2019

The course is really good. As a fresher, I got to learn a lot about project management.

By Monique A

Nov 30, 2016

Great course to get you started in understanding and learning about project management.

By PlaWanSai

Oct 3, 2015

I think it should have a webboard to ask between teacher and student or other students.

By George M

Nov 7, 2020



By Haider A S

May 31, 2020

A very pleasant way of teaching. However i was expecting very advance course material.

By Sabrina N

Jan 29, 2020

Short and precise course for people interested to start or in project management role.

By Michael N B

Jan 12, 2021

really educative, can now carry on with project management assignment from my company

By Gonca C

Apr 1, 2020

Good foundation. I really like the real-life examples that were shared in the videos.

By Graciela A

Feb 14, 2020

Really helpful to have an idea of PM and the basics. Moving on to the next courses :)