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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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introductory course
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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 Parivesh D

Oct 11, 2019

I like the way this is made and simplicity of the professor in explaining the course.

By Ewald W E

Feb 8, 2019

Very good introductory course. Will recommend to other project management personnel.

By Mohammad A K

Mar 4, 2016

It was a good introductory course. Not much detailed but shows you the ins and outs.

By Raj S

Oct 21, 2019

good but not up to that level. I hope it had more examples of network diagrams etc.

By John G L I

Aug 12, 2017

very good and helpful. They could improve the media material but overall quite good

By Ashwani A

Oct 15, 2016

Very Good course to understand the basic concepts of Project Initiation & Planning.

By Karina L

Apr 3, 2017

Very informative and helpful to learn the foundation of the PMBOK knowledge areas.

By Marianna G

Jul 13, 2020

Very good course but they need to add more case studies and exercises to practice

By Md. Z S

Apr 30, 2020

It was my first course in coursera. Hope you will learn manything useful from it.

By Swathi S A

Dec 22, 2018

A more detailed course content would help in understanding these concepts better.

By Alfredo A C

Jan 25, 2017

Nice course, perhaps a little light, but it's just an introductory course.


By Natasha M

Feb 24, 2016

This was a great mix of videos, reading material, and quizzes to keep me engaged.

By Vignesh U P

May 11, 2020

The Course was very helpful in understanding how to initiate and plan a project.

By Eric L D

Jun 23, 2021

The course was straight forward and a great introduction to Project Management.

By Denitsa H

Oct 20, 2020

The pace is great, lectures are clear and the material provided is very useful.


Apr 7, 2020

ce cour m'a permis de comprendre des notions complètes sur la gestion de projet

By Tania L

Aug 7, 2016

Clear and engaging introduction, well spaced out to let the good stuff soak in.

By Wagner M

Sep 14, 2015

The content is great, but the most part is presented using flash-based pages :/

By Cristhian D V

Mar 17, 2021

really wonderful, and very functional, I love the methodology and its teachers

By Pamela L

Oct 15, 2020

It was a good introduction to the topic. Reading material was straightforward.

By Shashank D

Jul 25, 2020

It was a good course .I've completed my session but didn't get my certificate.

By Joshua B

Apr 6, 2016

Loads of information and the pace was great for fitting into my busy schedule.

By Irmie B

Jan 7, 2017

Great introductory course. Well written, well organized, and well presented.

By Lu X

Aug 18, 2015

The course is well organized and useful. The slide is illustrative and clear.

By Hasan M S

Feb 23, 2021

Such as nice course. I learnt lots of valuable thing throughout this course.