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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 Eyasu M H

Dec 30, 2018

A wonderful course.I wish I could enroll in the next courses!

By Evgenii K

Jul 15, 2018

Great course! Easy, interesting and give good base knowledge.

By Kamran Z

Jan 18, 2018

An extraordinary knowledge for beginners. Thank you coursera.

By Mustafa M K

Dec 6, 2017

It was really helpful for remind me basic stuff og PM. Thanks

By Marcelo F

Sep 10, 2017

A great introduction to the world of the project management!!

By I-Chun C

Apr 19, 2017

Great course with simple concept. Easy for beginners to start

By Matthew E

Nov 20, 2016

Was a great course. Takes you through the material with ease.

By Brian V O

Feb 7, 2016

This course has improved my performance as a Project Manager.

By Shara V A

Apr 8, 2022

Thank you for offering this course. It is really a big help.

By Venkateswara R V

Sep 5, 2021

Helps to understand how to initiate and plana project better

By Gerald O

Jan 20, 2021

Gained a lot of insights in Initiating and planning projects

By Martin T

Oct 17, 2020

It was a great introductiong to get to know the basics of PM

By Satish M

Aug 6, 2020

Great course .. It adds greatly and helps you to plan better

By Livia S A d S

Jul 14, 2020

Great material, interesting classes and dynamic progression.

By Elycia T

Mar 15, 2020

Great gateway into learning professional project management!

By Abhishek D

Feb 8, 2020

A wonderful introduction to the world of project management!

By Xenia S

Aug 27, 2019

Thank you! It was a great useful and interesting experience.

By Fabiana A S B

Oct 3, 2018

The content is rich in information and the videos are great.

By Caroline M

Oct 12, 2016

Great course. It is also a good preparation for the PMP test

By Richard

Mar 27, 2016

Nice and very informative, good to start the learning of PMI

By Adenike A

Jan 19, 2022

Excellent approach and very well detailed and enlightening.

By Camille G D

Nov 3, 2020

Totally awesome session! Great format and very informative!

By Mansur A

Sep 17, 2020

Exceptional material taught in concise and succinct manner.

By Yasmine t

Jul 21, 2020

It was fruitful, I really enjoyed the experience.

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Jun 8, 2020

this course will help me more to enhance my planning skills