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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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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.


Nov 20, 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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Oct 31, 2016

It is reallly good course.

By Manuj A

Sep 18, 2016

Good overview and insights

By Stefano T

Mar 23, 2016

Really interesting course.

By Navmeet J

Jan 28, 2019

Great introductory course

By Anuja G P

Aug 15, 2017

questions are repeatative

By Katherine A M

Jun 22, 2017

could do with more videos


Apr 06, 2020


By Mahavindra D F

Feb 13, 2020

Good, easy to understand

By Vladimir K

Dec 17, 2018

Need more video courses.

By Jian W

May 09, 2018

A little easy and basic.

By Abdul R A

Jun 21, 2019

Very Informative course

By Javier G H

Mar 25, 2016

Too much theory for me!

By James A

Mar 28, 2017

Great and informative!

By Sibo C

Mar 15, 2017

questions are too eas

By Anton F

Sep 05, 2019

Good for the basics

By Drera L

Oct 20, 2017

Very good course!!!


Jun 20, 2017

Good content bundle

By Ilia B

Dec 04, 2016

Not so interactive.

By Michael M

Jul 28, 2016

Seemed a bit basic.

By Anish D

Jun 01, 2018

Great for starters

By Felipe T C

Mar 31, 2016

Good for begginers

By Mohamed D A

Nov 10, 2017

it is very useful

By Charles W

Jul 07, 2018

lively, engaging

By Nwajiagah O

Jun 14, 2017

Very educative!!

By Milan M

Nov 01, 2016

Great experience