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3,812 reviews

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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foundational knowledge
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introductory course
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Top reviews

SY
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.

BS
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

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By Nathan J

Mar 12, 2019

Very easy to follow even for a beginner.

By Krishnan S

Jun 17, 2017

Links for future reference can be shared

By Laxman G

Dec 11, 2016

This course is reaaly helpful. thank you

By ssalvatierra

May 11, 2016

excellent examples and very good videos.

By Marc H

Nov 1, 2015

Lessons are not compatible with tablets.

By Suryakant R

Oct 31, 2020

I am improved a lot

Thanks Coursera Team

By Simone S

Jul 15, 2020

The course content was very informative

By RAHUL K S

Apr 8, 2020

WOw..! This is very informative course.

By Abd E H

Feb 25, 2018

A very good start in project management

By DUBRASKA P B

Mar 8, 2017

Great! i learn how to manage the pmbook

By John P S

Dec 16, 2016

Good first steps in project management,

By WEI Q

Nov 7, 2015

Good course with best reading materials

By Janel

Oct 27, 2020

Very good, fast-paced and interesting.

By Keshri J

Oct 5, 2020

Thanks for the lecturer was excellence

By Bhushan R D

Sep 24, 2020

Excellent explanation and presentation

By Julia Z

Aug 19, 2020

A lot of theory bur very poor practice

By Gouthaman P V

Jul 23, 2020

Very insightful course. Learned a lot.

By Prateek R P

May 30, 2020

It could Have more video explanations.

By Nguyễn Q H

Sep 24, 2019

Helpfull, intersting and easy to learn

By Kit F

Apr 12, 2017

Solid information, decent presentation

By Andras B

Oct 13, 2016

Modern style, well organised material.

By Abdallah t

Jan 7, 2021

Need more videos than written lessons

By Riya D

Apr 25, 2020

course was good and learnt new things

By صالح ع

Nov 12, 2019

Thank you its great courses I love it

By Evan S

May 25, 2017

All information was taught concisely.