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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

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.

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 Sebastian C C

May 14, 2021

It is a great way to start in the project management

By Chukwumah P

Dec 2, 2020


I learnt a lot and believe you can too

Thank you

By Sati A

Sep 23, 2020

Excellent course with case studies. Very insightful.


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By Min T K

Sep 15, 2020

It help me to improve my skill in project management

By Indra A S B A

Sep 8, 2020

Good for beginners, very approachable tone and pace.


Sep 5, 2020

excellent basis for initiating and planning projects

By Deleted A

Sep 1, 2020

The course is simple and excellent for new learners.

By Emilio A J G

Aug 1, 2020

Muy informativo e interesante, aprendí muchas cosas.

By Hammad A S

Jun 10, 2020

Please improve voice quality content was really good

By Alxanov O S

May 11, 2020

It is a very good course, I recommend it to everyone

By M U S

Jul 2, 2019

this cource was much helpful for projects menagement

By Nazgul I

Apr 3, 2017

Very detailed course for beginners. Found it useful.

By Jorge A O N

Jul 4, 2016

Great Course! looking forward to complet the series!

By Carlos M C

May 11, 2016

Amazing! Very good examples and concise information.

By Ibraheem g

Jan 3, 2022

Great training course, thank you for the organizers

By richa s

May 5, 2021

i have learnt so many thing which i wanted to need.

By Kiitan B

Apr 27, 2021

Really interesting and engaging. I'm learning a lot

By Mahmoud A K

Mar 10, 2021

The teaching method in the videos are sophisticated

By Yiralis A

Nov 12, 2020

Muy buen curso para iniciar toda la especialización

By Ержан А

Oct 27, 2020

Well established, easy understanding of the process

By Ketankumar S

Sep 27, 2020

Excellent course. Very useful and nicely explained.

By Google A

Jul 31, 2020

It was very useful for understanding basic concepts

By Muhammad A S

Jul 4, 2020

Great lecturers on initiating and planning projects

By Maama M

May 28, 2020

this has been so wonderful and helpful in my career