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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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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


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 Arti P

Jul 7, 2020

Was very helpful.

By Saurabh K

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent content


May 31, 2020

Very good course.

By Нургул А

Apr 12, 2020

Very good project

By Garvit M

Apr 9, 2020

Loved this course

By David E M G

Dec 13, 2019

simple and useful

By Lisa A

Dec 8, 2019

Very informative!

By Pranav K

Sep 29, 2019

Very nice content

By Fernando S

Nov 13, 2018

Very informative!

By Calista F

Oct 9, 2018

Excellent course!

By Mark H

Mar 7, 2018

Very informative!


Sep 25, 2017

Great and helpful

By Hoang H L

Aug 18, 2017

Good start for PM

By Thaís A

Jun 29, 2017

Excellent course!

By Melanie M

Nov 4, 2016

Very Good course!

By Valetta J

Mar 2, 2016

Very informative.

By Kepha O

Feb 8, 2016

very informative.

By Nancy P

Jan 8, 2016

Excellent Course.

By Moisés P D

Sep 12, 2015

Excellent course.

By Rodrigo F

May 31, 2022

Gracias Coursera

By Carlos J C H

May 2, 2022

excellent course

By Miguel L

Feb 24, 2022

E​xcelente curso

By Ariel L M R

Feb 6, 2022

Good information

By Deleted A

Jan 19, 2022

Very good course

By Duol K

Oct 1, 2021

its very helpful