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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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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.


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 Md. M R

Apr 27, 2020

The instructor can be termed as best. Easy plus comprehensive.

By Catarine C

Mar 16, 2020

It's a fast and complete initial course of Project Management.

By Alexandr G

Jun 22, 2019

This is a very good introductory course to start a new career.

By Dahouet-Boigny A A

May 18, 2018

Excellent ! I love it ! I can't wait to get to an MBA degree !

By Sameer G

Jan 8, 2018

Videos and reading material are easy to understand and follow.

By Christopher C

Dec 18, 2017

easy to understand and the instructor is really understandable

By Alison C

Nov 30, 2017

Great videos, concise, but thorough and did it at my own pace!

By Rajeev B

Nov 17, 2017

Should get transcript of all the files, so that we can review.

By Gifty A A

Mar 30, 2017

That was a good beginning for new comers on project management

By agustín t q

Aug 25, 2015

Introducción perfecta a la Gestión de Proyectos. Muy "humana".

By Guefif M

Jun 15, 2022

interesting course, clear, structured and easy to understand.

By Joanna P

Nov 17, 2021

A thorough introduction to a complex topic. Great for laymen.

By Helene V

Apr 30, 2021

Very good introduction to project management. Great structure

By Milton F

Apr 14, 2021

the course is very informative, understandable and convenient

By Joseph y

Dec 7, 2020

it's my first experience online learning i find it look good.

By Deny R L

Dec 1, 2020

Really help me with the theorical side of project management.

By Teresia O

Sep 30, 2020

This course has been very informative and eye-opening for me.

By Javed B

Sep 16, 2020

Really enjoyed it, very interesting and time efficient course

By Andre C S

Sep 2, 2020

Gracias por tan increíble curso, es hora de crecer e innovar.

By Maricela M

Aug 30, 2020

Great way to gain background knowledge on Project Management!

By Bharath K

Jul 6, 2020

Learned the things that which are very use full for my career

By Dana S

Apr 11, 2020

Very informative and easy to follow, with a great instructor!

By Sidhardha R T

Apr 3, 2020

great course for Project Managers for initiating and planning

By Yevhen F

Jan 12, 2020

Very good course. IMHO Optional readings are most beneficial.

By Baba H S

Dec 28, 2019

Good content, it improves my project management understanding