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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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Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!


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 Severo P

Nov 21, 2022

chiaro ed esplicativo

By Amogharaj G K

Nov 4, 2022


By Bagei A A

Sep 24, 2020

The course is awesome

By Mohammed A W

Aug 12, 2020

it was helpful course

By Turan C B

Aug 3, 2020

It was good actually.

By Hamida M

Jul 27, 2020

Great course. Thanks!

By Deepjyoti P

Jul 19, 2020

its a good experiende

By Nikhil K G

Jul 17, 2020

Great learning 😃😃😃

By Best i

Jul 11, 2020

it was a great course

By Charef-Khodja D

Jul 3, 2020

100% Really satisfied

By Debby M C N

Jun 28, 2020

Nice lesson. thankyou

By abdelhamid a

Jun 8, 2020

it's very interesting

By Arzu R

May 29, 2020

Highly recommended!!!

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Apr 30, 2020


By Krishna V C

Apr 14, 2020

To get good knowledge

By Omar A d

Dec 17, 2019

Thank you for this us

By Yerbolat S

Jan 25, 2019

Very nice and simple!

By Deepak J

Aug 21, 2018

Great Learning Course

By Jessica G

Aug 19, 2017

A great introduction!

By Luiz F R

Jul 21, 2017

Great tools, nice use

By Y. H

Jun 3, 2017

Very thorough course.

By Mariya C

Dec 21, 2016

it was a great course

By Marcus B

Nov 19, 2016

Great revision course

By Maxwell K

Feb 14, 2016

very good for a start


Mar 25, 2021

a very useful course