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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...
foundational knowledge

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introductory course

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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.


Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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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 André A 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

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 Andy 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 Amos “ o a M S

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 Otieno K

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.