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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

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.

Jun 24, 2020

This course provides some practical situation which enriches my acknowledgment about being a responsible in any project and it also helps me to understand the planning process management proficiently!

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By Amazing I

Feb 23, 2016

Very Exciting.

By Anil K k

Sep 19, 2015

great tutorial

By Hanliang C

Sep 11, 2015

Really useful!

By Santiago M

Apr 30, 2021

Great Course!

By Stephanie F

Mar 9, 2021

Great videos!

By Mariam I

Feb 6, 2021

Great Course.

By Mario A C R

Jan 30, 2021

Great course!


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By María J C B

Dec 7, 2020

It is amazing

By mouhamadou m f

Nov 8, 2020

bien organisé

By Salem A A

Nov 2, 2020

Great course!

By Welmer C

Nov 2, 2020

Very helpful.

By Amila

Oct 27, 2020

Great course!

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By Muhammed F Ç

Oct 12, 2020

Great program

By Zulqarnain A

Oct 8, 2020

amazing stuff

By sharon

Oct 7, 2020

Great course!

By Yosef A S

Sep 7, 2020

great course.

By Melissa J

Aug 29, 2020

Great course.

By Tina C M

Aug 12, 2020

Great course!

By Stefany M d S

Jul 30, 2020

very good!!!!

By Michael O

Jul 13, 2020

Great course.

By Pablo L

Jul 9, 2020

Great course!


Jul 3, 2020

learned a lot