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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...
foundational knowledge
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Top reviews

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 Yerbolat S

Jan 25, 2019

Very nice and simple!

By Deepak J

Aug 21, 2018

Great Learning Course

By Jessica G

Aug 19, 2017

A great introduction!

By Felipe R

Jul 21, 2017

Great tools, nice use

By Y. H

Jun 3, 2017

Very thorough course.

By Mariya C

Dec 21, 2016

it was a great course

By Marcus B

Nov 19, 2016

Great revision course

By Maxwell K

Feb 14, 2016

very good for a start


Mar 25, 2021

a very useful course

By Shweta K

Jan 21, 2021

very well structured

By Eunice M F

Dec 24, 2020

Thank you very much.

By Rūta K

Dec 22, 2020


By Iribagiza V

Nov 16, 2020

Helpful and fruitful


Oct 5, 2020

interesting. really!


Sep 4, 2020

Well Balanced Course


Aug 16, 2020

Outclass and Awesome

By Said N

Aug 16, 2020

Best online platform

By Nurjahan A

Aug 1, 2020

It's a useful course

By Israfil A

Jul 24, 2020

Very helpful course.

By Unnati A

Jul 22, 2020

best and interesting

By Emon

Jul 13, 2020


By Yessica M R M

Jul 11, 2020

This course is good!

By Alexey S

Sep 9, 2018

Basic, but very good

By Laura J

May 10, 2018

Excellent professor!

By Rajeev J

Dec 8, 2017

Excellent, Loved it!