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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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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.


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 Bibi M H S

Aug 12, 2020

This Course is undoubtedly usefull course.

By Elvira G

Aug 6, 2020

It is a very good course and very helpful.

By Aaesha M A

Jul 20, 2020

thank you very much its a wonderful course

By Architect E

Jun 29, 2020

thanks it was very interesting and helpful

By Javier A A A

Jun 28, 2020

Great course to start in planning projects

By Sajjad A

Jun 20, 2020

Very Good Course and easily understandable

By Stephen P

May 4, 2020

Superb introduction to Project management!

By Sashikanta S

Apr 12, 2020

So well presented with practical examples.

By Shubha S K N

Apr 5, 2020

Very Good Course for management new roles.

By Deleted A

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent resource for new Project Manager

By Marcos H V

Oct 7, 2019

A great introduction to project management

By Justin G

Jul 14, 2018

Superb. I look forward to the next course.

By Bharat S G

Jan 17, 2018

excellent course great learning experience

By Hetile M

Nov 7, 2017

Really enjoyed the videos and case studies

By Wendy H

Oct 16, 2017

Took me from no knowledge to understanding

By Arun S V

Jan 19, 2017

I simply loved its simplicity and approach

By Shivanand R K

Jun 18, 2016

Excellent thoughts and concepts presented.

By Franchesca B R V

Feb 22, 2016

completo, activo muy interesante lo recomi

By santiago p

Feb 6, 2016

Excelent course! Very complete and usefull

By xiaowengu

May 2, 2021

learn a lot about how to manage a project


Apr 4, 2021

Excellent couse! Very useful in any area.

By Anupam B

Apr 4, 2021

Excellent content & great way of delivery

By TungDTHE130860

Jan 20, 2021

very good, i learn so much the knowledged

By Anette D

Nov 27, 2020

Thank you for this course i learned alot.

By Jalle R

Nov 18, 2020

I love just how the topics are presented.