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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Initiating and Planning Projects by University of California, Irvine

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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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Top reviews


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 Rock C

Jul 25, 2018

Insights muito valiosos sobre gerenciamento de projetos.

By Heloiza I

Apr 23, 2018

awesome. Helped me to undertante better about an project

By Meggie F

Sep 15, 2017

Great course full of a lot of information for beginners!

By Yash G

Aug 8, 2017

Excellent course methodology, especially the case study.

By Brenda S

Apr 13, 2017

This was an excellent start for me to advance my career.

By Luis A P G

Nov 26, 2016

Excellent mix between readings and interactive material!

By Deleted A

Jun 13, 2021

I have a valuable learning experience after this course


Mar 29, 2021

This is a very interesting and and well planned course.

By Marina T

Jan 27, 2021

Very helpful, started to believe in myself to pass PMP.

By Love B O A

Nov 12, 2020

I enjoyed the panelist discussions

It has been helpful.

By Abdul B

Sep 5, 2020

Best Content, Best Video Lectures Easy to get Examples.

By Farid M

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent course, and even more - Excellent instructor!

By Kevin J M S

Jun 22, 2020

Por el momento está increíble el curso, me gusta mucho.

By Bill S

Jun 12, 2020

conversational learning. Well structured and explained.

By André S A B

Jun 4, 2020

This is a great course !

I learned a lot in this course

By Brania N M P

May 16, 2020

Insightful, Well planned and amazing lecturers invited!

By Emerson

May 15, 2020

Fantastic class and varry useful tips. Thanks teachers.

By Ama D E

Apr 20, 2020


By Lisa H

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent knowledge presented in a well-designed format

By Priti R

Mar 6, 2020

Excellent course for project manager beginner learners!

By Ifeoluwa A Y

Oct 14, 2019

lovely course, i would recommend it over and over again

By Alvaro R

Aug 12, 2019

Excellent course to approach you to the PMP Certificate

By Mushahid S

Mar 21, 2019

Really great course. Learned a lot of things from this.

By sahil d

Sep 15, 2017

A must for people looking for general management skills