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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 Kelzang W

Oct 6, 2020

Nice course with relevant topic

By Edward M

Oct 5, 2020

Interactive and useful content.

By Gerard K B C

Oct 2, 2020

Very informative and enjoyable.

By maryjane a

Sep 28, 2020

flexible and informative course


Sep 18, 2020

it's good and very useful to as

By Abdirahman I

Aug 22, 2020

Very Educative and Informative.

By Robert M

Aug 15, 2020

Very engaging and fun to learn!

By Sohail A D

Aug 12, 2020

It is a course worth completing

By Sainath v d

May 21, 2020

Thank you for incridible course

By nandish k

Apr 6, 2020

Good overall knowledge about PM

By Zhivko D

Jan 22, 2020

Margaret tell me so many things

By nil e d

Oct 9, 2019

Great Course, great instructor!

By Phạm T Đ

Sep 19, 2019

Good course! Thank you so much!

By Princelyn A

Jul 4, 2019

Very educative and enlightening

By Marina K

Jul 14, 2018

It's a great course. Thank you!

By Deleted A

Jan 5, 2018

Displayed in an interesting way

By eman a

Jun 5, 2017

I enjoyed studying this course.

By Raja K

Mar 27, 2017

It was very systematic teaching

By deesha p

Aug 16, 2016

Excellent knowledge and points.

By Summer S

Jul 11, 2016

Wonderful course! Very helpful!

By Anne M U

Mar 24, 2022

the course is very informative

By Frank R

Sep 22, 2021

Very interesting and educative

By Abdul N L

Jul 19, 2021

Amazing and Easy to Understand

By Preeti K

Mar 14, 2021

Really helpful and interesting

By Cindy G

Dec 31, 2020

Enjoyed this class and its tho