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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 ZengSha G

Sep 19, 2020

Simple to follow, the materials are easy to read and understand


Jul 25, 2020

Very helpful information about project management and planning.

By Srirama K

Jun 12, 2020

All contents of course are excellent. nable to download courses

By Arjun R

Apr 27, 2020

Very well structured and would highly recommend this course :).

By Italo A M

Nov 20, 2019

Excelente curso. Pratico, objetivo e muito aplicável ao dia dia

By andrew f

Mar 21, 2019

good walk through of several of the chapters of the PMBOK Guide

By Mohammadali S

Feb 11, 2019

Very Good course to learn the Fondaments of Project Management.

By Saulet Y

Jan 28, 2019

Very useful and productive course! Highly recommend to take it!

By Manuel A

Jul 13, 2018

Aprendi aspectos importantes de la administracion de poroyectos

By Pranoy C

May 28, 2018

Extremely Informative! All the imperative aspects were covered.

By Manuel A R G

Nov 3, 2017

Excellent course. Very good introduction to Project Management.

By José S A

Oct 8, 2017

Concepts very well explained. Missing more and harder exercises

By Maialen P

Sep 24, 2017

It was a great course to get to know the basics about projects.


Nov 7, 2016

Awesome! It changed my view on the topic absolutely! Thank you!

By Adnan K

Feb 17, 2016

it was a good learning experience , course content is excellent

By Bradley H

Feb 12, 2016

A great introduction to Project Management. Clear and concise.

By Roberto S Y

Sep 9, 2015

Very convenient and excellent review material for us engineers.

By Rohini C

Feb 1, 2023

Excellent content & business case examples for new learner PM

By Archita S

Sep 25, 2022

Helped a lot to learn new things and it is very much helpful.

By Hassan R

Jan 25, 2022

Very informative and explained in detailed, thank you UCI team

By Kelly B

Mar 2, 2021

Great instructor, and amazing program for an on-line platform!

By Cynthia B

Feb 11, 2021

Interesting and love how they draw the concepts into a picture


Dec 7, 2020

It's a great started course from project management education.

By Aekarat B

Sep 15, 2020

thank you, I love this course that teaches me about projects .

By Mustafa P

Sep 10, 2020

its really had a great experience to gain knowledge and skills