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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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Aug 30, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.


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 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

By Karthika.V

May 26, 2020

It's gives more knowledge to me.thank you very much

By Venkata S H J

Dec 1, 2019

Perfect start for beginners entering the management

By Nguyễn H Q

Sep 18, 2019

okay im satisfied with this course :D tks very much

By Stella N

Feb 8, 2019

so amazing! i really enjoyed the lessons.

Thank you.

By Luke M D

Nov 7, 2018

very clear and simple presentation by the instuctor

By mostafa s

Jan 27, 2018

it is great, but we need more exercises to practice


Jan 1, 2018

Après ce 1er certificat., je ne veux plus m arrêter

By Sónia C

Jun 26, 2017

Very clear concepts, excellent video presentations.

By Lydia

Jan 24, 2017

Provides an understanding about project management.

By Karunanithi S

Jan 5, 2017

Great course. Easy to follow, succinct and concise.

By Islam H

Dec 12, 2016

This course is very useful thank you for you effort

By Axel G

Dec 11, 2016

Very clear, well balanced between theory and cases.

By Kristin A

May 26, 2016

Thoughtful and clean -- a great introduction to PM.

By Husaini B J

Sep 26, 2021

Very well structured course and easy to understand

By Adeola O

Jun 22, 2021

Good course to kick start preparation for PMP exam

By Christian L

Apr 30, 2021

Excelente, aprendí bastante con los vídeos bonus!!

By Raylen L L

Oct 22, 2020

Very nicely designed course, to meet the objective

By Indrajit G

Sep 10, 2020

for starters it the the right course to start with