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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.


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 Rahul S

Aug 15, 2022

Very useful to understand concepts of Project Management

By Boniti

Sep 21, 2021

Nice pace. Enjoyable. Can be applied to workplace life.

By Angel M M

Sep 11, 2021

learned so much, from day 1 I could already feel growth.


Jun 7, 2021

Un curso realmente increíble, bien didáctico, me encanto

By Muhammad A N

Nov 19, 2020

This is the most amazing online course i've ever learned


Oct 9, 2020

very helpful course that will help me to perform my job.

By Triin S

Oct 9, 2020

Great overview of what it means to be a project manager.


Sep 24, 2020

wow .wonderful experience.Lecture classes were amazing.

By Nadeesha W A

Jun 12, 2020

Good initiation towards the project management practices


May 12, 2020

great start for your project management career. must do.

By Richley B

Apr 1, 2020

a part la langue francaise qui manque le cours est super

By Michala I

Mar 11, 2020

This is an exciting class, learning so many new things..

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 nanda p

Jul 4, 2022

good learning about the intiating and planning projects

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.