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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 Nallamani M

Apr 6, 2020

it was good and intresting to learn

By Mirian N

Apr 4, 2020

i enjoyed every bit of this course.

By Asbed N

Mar 29, 2020

very good love it and the new ideas

By Avvocato M H M

Feb 25, 2020

Interesting and informative course!

By Roman P

Dec 17, 2019

Very nice course for the beginners.

By Addiel d A M

Dec 12, 2019

Completely Practical and Insightful

By Mahmudul H

Apr 4, 2018

Good and effective learning for me.

By subiaa a y a

Apr 1, 2018

very powerful courses to start with

By Syed G H

Jul 13, 2017

Awesome experience and very helpful

By Saurabh G

Jun 25, 2017

Very Helpful and Elaborate Content.

By Franco A R C

Oct 5, 2016

Excelente Curso, lo recomiendo 100%

By Admire N

Jun 28, 2016

Very helpful and detailed materials

By Angelo

May 8, 2016

Very easy to follow and understand.

By Leesi S E

Jan 12, 2022

Simple and very easy to understand

By Do N H

Jan 30, 2021

This course is very useful for me.

By Digvijay T P

Jan 24, 2021

the course content is really good.

By Issa K

Dec 25, 2020

Awesome Training Course Thank You!

By Ahmad k A

Dec 11, 2020

thank you so much for your efforts

By Tuuli P

Nov 11, 2020

Loved every part of it. Thank you!

By Sree D K K

Sep 28, 2020

Fundamentals of Project Management

By Abdullah A M

Sep 17, 2020

Great to be learning to add skills

By Narmadha.M

Jul 16, 2020

Please make the sound more louder.

By Tarandeep S

Jul 14, 2020


By Willard S

Apr 25, 2020

Easy to follow if you're a novice.

By Hisham A

Apr 10, 2020

Useful and necessary for young PMs