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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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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.


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 Dario R

Sep 10, 2016

Excellent course. Highly recommended

By Leia P

Jul 1, 2016

Great course to start in this topic.

By Shalav S J B R

Mar 16, 2016

Great course, thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Lawrence L

Feb 6, 2016

Splendid! Heading towards Capstone!

By J N

Feb 6, 2016

Very well presented and informative.

By Adel H

Nov 24, 2015

it is really good and worth the time

By Irene L

Aug 20, 2021

This was a very informative course.

By Mohamed A D

Jun 22, 2021

Excellent course I enjoyed it a lot


Apr 8, 2021

Thank you.It is an excellent course


Feb 22, 2021

All inclusive and well thought out.


Dec 17, 2020

I am so pleased with my instructors

By Simone G

Dec 10, 2020

This was a very informative course.

By Rudy L

Nov 6, 2020

Very comprehensive and informative!

By Gilbert P J

Oct 22, 2020

lessons are very real and practical

By Azhar K

Sep 10, 2020

Loved the interactive case studies!

By Ruben C

Jul 8, 2020

Excelente curso, Felicitaciones !!!

By Jose V

Jul 6, 2020

Great course!!!!!! i learned a lot.

By Salah E B

Jun 17, 2020


Thank you very much


May 30, 2020

I loved it, it's really good coarse

By Crizelda S

May 27, 2020

I learned so much from this course!

By Nusrat S

May 22, 2020

This course is so basic and helpful

By Dr P P P

Apr 26, 2020

Very Good Course for the Beginners!


Apr 19, 2020

Everything was covered. Perfect!!!!


Apr 16, 2020

Thanks for the amazing opportunity.

By Godonou M

Apr 12, 2020

Vraiment content des notion recueil