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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.


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!

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By Jalle R

Nov 18, 2020

I love just how the topics are presented.

By Dora C P C

Oct 27, 2020

Excellent course about Project Management

By Kloe' S

Sep 30, 2020

It was a great course I really enjoyed it

By Adrián Z S

Sep 26, 2020

Great introduction to Project Management.

By Mahadeo A V

Sep 8, 2020

Best knowledge gain through this course !

By Ithikhash A

Sep 2, 2020

A great course for a Beginner. Enjoyed it

By Ahad T

Aug 6, 2020

Outstanding course, I have learned a lot.

By Asadullah

Jul 26, 2020

Thank you So Much Madam, Coursera and UCI

By Tonmoy G

Jun 6, 2020

An Excellent Course on Project Management

By Nusrat I L

May 29, 2020

very nice.. i achieve a lot of knowledge

By Iqbal U K

May 24, 2020

It was a good experience and learn a lot!

By Gianne C J

May 11, 2020

Very informative. Bonus videos are great!

By Tammy P

Apr 18, 2020

Great introduction to project management!

By Srikant K

Apr 16, 2020

There is very good course to the everyone

By drishti n

Apr 3, 2020

Very to the point and interesting course.


Feb 16, 2020

Great study course outline & explanation.

By Ihab " A A T

Jun 11, 2017

New knowledge with new skills improvement

By Purushottam D

May 28, 2017

Very good and knowledgeable Session...!!!

By Jorge C

May 22, 2017

Course is according with scope indicated.

By Gustavo M S

Nov 7, 2016

Great course. I could learn a lot with it

By Samantha T

Oct 20, 2016

Very informational and well put together!

By Felipe M

Apr 13, 2016

I really enjoyed the content presented!!!

By Christina K

Jan 14, 2016

Love it!

Very well organised and executed.


Nov 8, 2021

Wonderful Experience and Great Learning.

By Razik D

Jul 7, 2021

Learn a lot from this course, Thank you.