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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.


Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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By Philip P

Jul 17, 2016

Great course! Thank you

By Tammy A S

Mar 6, 2016

Awesome on line course.

By Racha F B

Jan 13, 2023

Very clear and helpful

By Tabish T

Jun 5, 2021

Outstanding experience

By Stephen O O

Apr 28, 2021

This course if helpful

By Kaki B

Mar 18, 2021

So Helpfull, Thank you

By Davarshini D

Mar 14, 2021


By Natasha M

Nov 22, 2020

Margaret Meloni rocks!

By Ma. C G R

Oct 10, 2020

Worth learning online.

By Yogeshwaran. J

Sep 20, 2020

Its very useful for us

By Aynur H

Sep 1, 2020

Thanks for everything.

By Frank R

Jul 20, 2020

good one to start with

By juan f a r

Jul 19, 2020

that is a great course

By Varshitha A

Jul 7, 2020

Loves the bonus videos

By Dawar H

Jun 13, 2020

one of the best course

By Maram A

May 3, 2020

it was a great course.

By Trần Q N

Feb 6, 2020

Good stuff for newbie!

By Shareka M

Jan 8, 2020

Great for BEGINNERS!!!

By Nancy D B C

Aug 21, 2019

Well structured course

By Siddharth S

Nov 21, 2017

just one word Amazing.

By Anastasia S

Oct 14, 2017

Do like it! Thank you!

By Kateryna B

Oct 3, 2017

As expected. Thank you

By akshay y

Sep 21, 2017

Great and Descriptive!

By Yrving J V A

Apr 25, 2017

Excellent Course...!!!

By Stephen R

Dec 18, 2016

I just love this stuff