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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!

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 Chia-Shao J

Feb 22, 2019

Very useful knowledge for Initiating the project!!

By Juan M F E

May 2, 2018

Great Course to start the Project Management World

By Dinesh R A

Oct 31, 2017

good course to learn basics of project management.


Jan 25, 2021

Very useful topics are covered & easy understand.

By Katrina K

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent beginners course for project management

By Shilpa D

Sep 17, 2020

Nice and detailed explanation. Good for beginner.

By Monica S

Sep 9, 2020

Concise and broken down for anyone to understand.

By Pawan K T

Aug 21, 2020

Good content and easy to understand for beginners

By Luiggi B G

Aug 16, 2020

congratulations for all the learning in it course

By Rahul U

Aug 6, 2020

very good content to improve our engineerin life.

By Bhongade S N

Jul 30, 2020

It was great! I totally enjoyed it....


By Suci R

Jun 8, 2020

I was so helpful and useful. Thank you so much :)

By Md. B U

May 24, 2020

A good Course for Project Planning and Management

By Traore A M

Apr 23, 2020

Le cours est très très important et aide beaucoup

By Chak M A Y

Apr 21, 2020

Concise introduction to a vast body of knowledge.

By David C

Jan 13, 2020

Excelent material. The instructor is very helpful

By Zhor S M

Oct 23, 2019

Very interesting course with useful informations.


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By Rachel A C F

Jul 25, 2018

I love how informative this course is! Thank you!

By Оксана К

Jul 2, 2018

Good and optimized course about starting projects

By Расулов Ш Г

Feb 7, 2017

Thank you very much for very informative lessons!

By Phanindra H

Oct 11, 2016

very useful to enhance project management skills.

By Mohamed A S

Sep 25, 2016

It is an excellent course. Utterly, informative!!

By Tamás P

Feb 11, 2016

It was very informational and easy to understand.

By Ellyne P

Nov 14, 2015

A really good introduction to project management!