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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.


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 Salah M E A

Dec 1, 2016

Informative course

By Kiran K

Apr 9, 2016

Excellent course!!

By Ayodeji O

Feb 29, 2016

Awesome eye opener

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Dec 9, 2015


By Tony T

Nov 25, 2015

very knowledgable!

By Ana V C

Oct 26, 2022

I really like it


Sep 10, 2022

fantastic caurse

By Ana M

Apr 10, 2022

Excellent course!

By Antonette L

Jan 30, 2022

very insightful!

By Sharlyne A

Sep 27, 2021


By Tchoa S

May 7, 2021

Very informative!

By DatDTHE130593

Mar 11, 2021

amazing, good job

By Amponsah R

Jan 2, 2021

I like the course

By Sanjeewani V

Dec 1, 2020

best one ever :-)

By Gulsah K

Nov 20, 2020

Thank you so much

By Francos G S A

Nov 13, 2020

Learned a lot !!!

By Abdullah A B

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent course.

By Cyuzuzo A C

Oct 28, 2020

Verry informative

By Maira J

Oct 20, 2020

Very informative.

By Lynie L V

Oct 5, 2020

thank you so much


Oct 4, 2020

All of it helpful

By Priyal D

Sep 14, 2020

Highly recommend!

By youssef m

Aug 9, 2020

its good knowlage

By Sahito, D B

Jul 8, 2020

excellent crouse

By Arti P

Jul 7, 2020

Was very helpful.