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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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Top reviews

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.

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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Jun 23, 2019

A very good pre-requisite to PMP certification


Apr 16, 2019

Excellent course taught be wonderful lecturers


Feb 22, 2019

it's fun

a lot of things to learn.

all must try

By Meaad A A Z

Dec 25, 2018

It was excellent course, it improved my skills

By Nael H

Apr 2, 2018

Pretty interesting course and very structured!

By Lucas B

Jan 15, 2017

Very good for overall project planning notions

By Zhangziham

Jul 7, 2016

Really chanllenge and useful.Thanks very much.


May 5, 2021

I had a very positive stand about this course

By Obed A B

Jan 25, 2021

the course was very fascinating and informing

By Javier J M C

Oct 31, 2020

Me gusto mucho como principio, muy buen curso

By Ahmed A

Oct 3, 2020

beautiful and unique experience, Thank you :)

By Muhammad A B B

Sep 30, 2020

Very flexible pace and easy to learn modules.

By Anas A

Jul 26, 2020

Amazing Course.. I recommend it to everybody.

By KrishanKumar S

Jul 19, 2020

Able to gain sufficient knowledge and skills.

By Sidra S

Jul 11, 2020

Amazing Course for beginners. Thanks Coursera

By Anurita P

Jun 22, 2020

Good course to start with project management.

By Kaushal D

Jun 17, 2020

Excellent Course and Very Much Useful also...

By Valentina V

Jun 5, 2020

Very interesting and very clear explanations!

By Daniyal A

May 7, 2020

Everything is very well managed and completed

By Digvijay P

Dec 18, 2019

I got to know much more about project planing

By Paolo D M

Sep 18, 2018

nice course and very usefull skills to build!

By Laima C

Mar 15, 2018

Very good introduction to project management.

By Amanda D

Jan 28, 2018

Great foundation to begin project management.

By M. G

Jan 17, 2018

Excellent introduction to Project Management.

By Pradeep M

Dec 27, 2017

As I am running a team,it is helping me a lot