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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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Top reviews

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.

Mar 26, 2018

This is absolutely worth everything that I invested into this course. And I do not mind studying it all over again! I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management. Thank you Margaret.

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By Pavlo M

Jul 27, 2016

It really helps! And not only for the beginners!

By ankit

Jul 25, 2016

Very good and easy to understand course content.

By Stephane M

Feb 19, 2016

I really enjoyed the content and the instructor.

By Ahmad S

Oct 23, 2021

​Initiating and Planning Projects

, thanks a lot

By As A R

May 4, 2021

Great course for beginners! Highly recommended.


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By Bandagari H

Oct 28, 2020

Good to start with basics of Project Management

By Kunal K K

Oct 18, 2020

Great course. Well structured and to the point.

By Felipe C L

Sep 25, 2020

Thank you Margaret, this course was impressive!

By Alma I G C

Aug 13, 2020

Excellent course, objective, clear and dynamic.

By Ahmed A H

Jul 17, 2020

Wodnerful course but slides sometimes invisible

By Abdullah K

Jul 7, 2020

Nice course for beginners in project management


Jun 4, 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.

By Deepa P

May 22, 2020

This course is really helpful and interesting!!


Apr 25, 2020

The course was informative and well illustrated

By Khan Z

Apr 22, 2020

It helpful and increase my leadership knowledge


Apr 11, 2020

best short term courses for project management.

By Wasim I M

May 13, 2019

I found the course very informative and useful.

By Davit D

Feb 13, 2017

It was one of the best course I ever had before

By Louis C

Sep 6, 2016

Very Good ! Makes you look forward to learning.

By Miguel C

Feb 15, 2016

curso excelente, recomendale si sabes del área.

By Luis J G M

Apr 9, 2021

Great as an introduction to Project Management

By Marvin G

Dec 7, 2020

I feel more competent after taking this course

By Ionela I

Dec 5, 2020

Good initiation in various PM knowledge areas.

By Kuanysh C

Dec 4, 2020

очень полезно и очень интересно было. спасибо!