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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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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 Rita M

Sep 16, 2020

It was very helpful


Sep 13, 2020

Very good knowledge

By Lozan I

Sep 2, 2020

it was very helpful

By Dr. R N T

Aug 14, 2020

Outstanding Course.

By Atika F

Jul 31, 2020


By Abid H C

Jul 16, 2020

this course is good

By Ishtahad A K

Jun 28, 2020

Easy to understand.

By Kendrix P

Jun 18, 2020


By Shivam s

Jun 12, 2020

It's a great course

By Shivam T

Jun 8, 2020

very helpful course

By Акыл А

May 28, 2020

Круто, понравилось.

By Tanaji D

May 3, 2020

very good experence


Apr 19, 2020

Well explained 🙏🙏

By Aslan I

Apr 14, 2020

The best imprestion

By Shah M S H C

Feb 21, 2019

very helpful course

By Ruben F M D S

Aug 4, 2018

Great introduction!

By Jo-anne D

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent lectures!

By Jesus C B

Nov 8, 2015

Engaging and clear!

By Natalia S

Sep 23, 2015

Amazing! Like it!!!

By Manuel P

Sep 22, 2015

Excellent material.

By Orlando B

Aug 19, 2015

Really nice course.

By Eduardo M R

Feb 8, 2022

Muy buen programa.

By HieuPMSE05488

Sep 24, 2021

Very useful course


Feb 14, 2021

Muy bueno el curso

By Ronny M M

Dec 7, 2020

Great information.