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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.


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 Yohanes A S

Jul 2, 2020

interesting topic with good explanation


May 30, 2020

Good course to learn project management

By Asad S

May 20, 2020

This course is amazing.Great initiative

By Liu X

Feb 8, 2019

More real-life example would be better.

By Expulso S

Jan 19, 2018

Great introduction to planning projects

By Ouédraogo N M

Sep 4, 2017

This course is so precious! Thanks you!

By Cherylene H

Jul 5, 2017

Good presentations and great resources.

By Vanina G

May 1, 2017

Absolutely focus on project management.

By Youssef A R

Apr 4, 2017

Very simple and easy to follow. Thanks.

By Mahewish J

Oct 19, 2016

It's is excellently well defined course

By Josh S

Feb 24, 2016

Excelent course!! Thanks for your time.

By Natalia C

Feb 9, 2016

Easy to understand with great examples.

By Hang C K

May 29, 2021

improving my skill to manage a project

By Hannah J E

Jan 18, 2021

Based on standards and very practical.

By olivier M

Dec 22, 2020

I really enjoyed the course very much!

By Apurba D

Dec 18, 2020

Very well explained and easy to learn.

By Jan T

Nov 8, 2020

Great course for program coordinators!

By Marko S

Nov 3, 2020

It is great start for longer studying.

By Anilkumar

Oct 16, 2020

nicely organised content with examples

By Soban S

Sep 11, 2020

Easy to Understand. Goof for Beginners

By Dollaya T

Sep 3, 2020

Content quality, easy to understanding

By Ghadeer A

Aug 17, 2020

thank you so much for all informations

By Balan A

Aug 4, 2020

That course helps me a lot. Thank you!

By nalule m

Jul 18, 2020

Great Initiation to project management

By Paola C

Mar 10, 2020

clear and effective also for beginners