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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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Jan 29, 2020

Thank you to Coursera for such a great platform to improve our skills and literacy.The learning environment offered here is completely a learn at your own pace environment,making it flexible to learn.


Jun 25, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By Crizelda S

May 27, 2020

I learned so much from this course!

By Nusrat H S

May 22, 2020

This course is so basic and helpful

By Dr P P P

Apr 26, 2020

Very Good Course for the Beginners!


Apr 19, 2020

Everything was covered. Perfect!!!!


Apr 16, 2020

Thanks for the amazing opportunity.

By Godonou M

Apr 12, 2020

Vraiment content des notion recueil

By Nallamani M

Apr 06, 2020

it was good and intresting to learn

By Mimi N

Apr 04, 2020

i enjoyed every bit of this course.

By Asbed N

Mar 29, 2020

very good love it and the new ideas

By Mohamed H M M

Feb 25, 2020

Interesting and informative course!

By Roman P

Dec 17, 2019

Very nice course for the beginners.

By Addiel d A M

Dec 13, 2019

Completely Practical and Insightful

By Mahmudul H

Apr 04, 2018

Good and effective learning for me.

By subiaa a y a

Apr 01, 2018

very powerful courses to start with

By Syed G H

Jul 13, 2017

Awesome experience and very helpful

By Saurabh G

Jun 25, 2017

Very Helpful and Elaborate Content.

By Franco A R C

Oct 05, 2016

Excelente Curso, lo recomiendo 100%

By Admire N

Jun 28, 2016

Very helpful and detailed materials

By Angelo

May 09, 2016

Very easy to follow and understand.

By Sree D K K

Sep 28, 2020

Fundamentals of Project Management

By Abdullah A M

Sep 17, 2020

Great to be learning to add skills

By Narmadha.M

Jul 16, 2020

Please make the sound more louder.

By Tarandeep S

Jul 14, 2020


By Willard S

Apr 25, 2020

Easy to follow if you're a novice.

By Hisham A

Apr 10, 2020

Useful and necessary for young PMs