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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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Jun 24, 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!


Jan 28, 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.

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By Momed M

Sep 29, 2020

Extremely professional and easy to comprehend content.


Sep 28, 2020

It was well designed course ...Enjoyed learning a lot.

By Andriu M G

Aug 4, 2020

Tenéis que probarlo, te sirve para tu vida profesional


Aug 1, 2020

It was an amazing course and love the way of teaching.

By Anitta B M

Jul 13, 2020

Its too cool and informative with simple presentation

By Nadyn A A

Jun 30, 2020

very encouraging and full of new ideas and information

By Kraching M

Jun 28, 2020

This course is very useful. l have learnt many things.

By Eugene P S D

Apr 30, 2020

Good explanation on the course, especially the videos.


Apr 27, 2020

Learned more about Initiating and planning of project.

By Ekaterine

Mar 27, 2020

Useful case studies, not just theories. Recommend 100%

By Richard D G

Mar 23, 2020

This is a very useful course for all project managers!

By Ehsan s H

Jan 25, 2020

Simple, informative and to the point! i really love it

By Bertrand J R O

Nov 26, 2018

Thank you dear techer, the course were well organized!

By Gustavs

Mar 1, 2018

A great start for Project Management beginner like me.

By Nadir N

Feb 4, 2018

Very useful and interesting course. Highly recomended!

By abdirizak m h

Sep 23, 2017

really it's very interesting and well prepared course.

By Bonyan s

Jul 14, 2017

it is wonderful course , with awesome trainer ,,,,!!

By Kevin T

Feb 6, 2017

This is a great course as a intro to Project anagement

By Giulia B

Apr 3, 2016

Great course! Clear! Loved it! Thanks Margaret Meloni!

By Luis V

Feb 24, 2016

De verdad lo estoy disfrutando y entendiendo lo que es

By Alex L

Nov 2, 2015

Excellent course content and support for the lectures!

By Julia B

Dec 3, 2021

The course was very informative and easy to navigate!


Jun 5, 2021

It is a course that should be added to more contexts.

By Makram a h

Nov 24, 2020

it was very helpful, full of information, thank you.

By Denver P

Oct 27, 2020

Great beginnner's course for future project managers.