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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.

Jan 28, 2020

Thank you to Coursera for such a great platform to improve our skills and literacy.The learning environment offered here is completely a learn at your own pace environment,making it flexible to learn.

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By Shah M S H C

Feb 21, 2019

very helpful course

By Ruben F M D S

Aug 4, 2018

Great introduction!

By Jo-anne D

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent lectures!

By Jesus C B

Nov 8, 2015

Engaging and clear!

By Natalia S

Sep 23, 2015

Amazing! Like it!!!

By Manuel P

Sep 22, 2015

Excellent material.

By Orlando B

Aug 19, 2015

Really nice course.

By HieuPMSE05488

Sep 24, 2021

Very useful course


Feb 14, 2021

Muy bueno el curso

By Ronny M M

Dec 7, 2020

Great information.

By Olinda S R D

Nov 28, 2020

Excellent course!!

By Hussein H

Nov 22, 2020

its a greet course

By Mohammed O

Nov 10, 2020

Outstanding course


Sep 16, 2020

Very comprehensive

By Mohamed J S A M

Sep 15, 2020

gives me knowledge


Sep 1, 2020

I like this course


Aug 1, 2020

Very useful course

By Fasil B C

Jul 15, 2020

Interesting course


Jul 5, 2020

Very useful course

By Muhammad A

Jun 3, 2020

very inspirational

By ahmad s

May 11, 2020

very useful course

By Nagmaldin

May 5, 2020

I do appreciate it

By Bernard K B

Apr 24, 2020

Interesting course

By Dwi R N

Apr 17, 2020

very useful course

By Tanbir A A (

Apr 13, 2020

it was nice course