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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.


Nov 19, 2017

It was very helpful for me to understand what the project management is. I am just thinking about starting this new career path and i was feeling comfortable in this field during the learning process.

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By Unnati A

Jul 22, 2020

best and interesting

By Emon

Jul 13, 2020


By Yessica M R M

Jul 11, 2020

This course is good!

By Alexey S

Sep 9, 2018

Basic, but very good

By Laura J

May 10, 2018

Excellent professor!

By Rajeev J

Dec 8, 2017

Excellent, Loved it!

By ThaoBTP2

Jun 12, 2017

Very good and useful

By Deepti K

May 27, 2017

Very helpful course!

By Amarthya

Feb 11, 2017

simple and Efficient

By Go D I

Jan 20, 2016

Must attend for PMs.

By figan

Feb 10, 2022

Enjoyed this course

By Prasad D

Jan 28, 2022

Great Course for PM

By Marah A D

Oct 14, 2021

I​t is very helpful


Oct 4, 2021

I felt very engaged

By ahmad e

Aug 16, 2021

very good thank you

By Dhanushka K

Jul 12, 2021

Love the simplicity

By tunghtde130086

Feb 22, 2021

Khóa học rất là tốt

By Tabaja D

Dec 10, 2020

thank you very much

By Dony C P

Nov 14, 2020

It was great course

By Julio C M E

Nov 6, 2020

Very nice course :)

By Bairon U C

Oct 27, 2020

Muy bien explicado

By faisal a j

Oct 27, 2020

interesting amazing

By Suvar A

Oct 12, 2020

Very useful course.

By Polwatta S T A

Oct 11, 2020

Thank you everybody

By Mbabazi L

Sep 30, 2020

it was very helpful