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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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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.


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.

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By Dissanayaka M T W

Mar 21, 2020

This is a very good beginner course for project management.

By Sanu J

Sep 24, 2019

Best Training ! I will surely recommend to other Aspirants.

By Ngô H Q

Sep 13, 2019

thank you very much, i learned many things from this course

By deb s

Sep 24, 2017

It was a very exhaustive and direct to conceptual learning.

By Kadidiatou C

Apr 22, 2022

​very easy. Not at all hard to get through. Recommend 100%

By Rohan N M

May 30, 2021

very imformativealso coach is having expeptional knowledge

By Leandro J

Jan 15, 2021

Great course. Great instructor. I definitely recommend it!

By Myo A

Nov 6, 2020

Thanks for this course, I know what is project management.

By Rohit N

Sep 25, 2020

Best experience ever I had in learning through this course

By Wittawat S

Sep 18, 2020

Very basic but informative. Highly recommend to new PM/PO.


Sep 18, 2020

Excellent for understanding the basics and in a simple way

By Jesús A L

Sep 13, 2020

Interesting course, it really worths the time spent on it.

By Nurul N A B A Z

Aug 30, 2020

A great start for people to learn about Project Management

By Amey N B

Aug 11, 2020

Good Learning, The Stuff is precise and still elaborative.

By Swarna S

Aug 9, 2020

Awesome course and great learning about project management


Jul 28, 2020

I am grateful this course,finally this course is completed

By Pamela R

Jul 25, 2020

Excellent content, professional presentation, recommended.

By Mi P

Jul 8, 2020

Great learning and managing the project management process

By Vishvendra S T

Jun 19, 2020

Excellent Course to start your Project Management Journey!

By Ibna S A

Apr 21, 2020

Best fundamental course to learn about project management.

By Kirollos E

Jan 19, 2020

it is very useful and interesting content I have ever seen

By Abualgasim O B

Oct 22, 2019

I'm so happy for you guys, and I hope I get more and more.

By Juan O P R

Sep 14, 2019

It was great! Thanks for all the material and information.

By Adolfo A

May 20, 2016

Lots of useful information for an aspiring Project Manager

By Alex R

Mar 28, 2016

excellent course! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot...