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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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introductory course
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Aug 31, 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 29, 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 Suraj C

Sep 26, 2017

this is the best course i have been doing online till now

By Kevin P

Aug 05, 2017

Very good lecture and lessons. Practical, not just book.

By Giorgos

Aug 20, 2018

more live examples and more challenging questions needed

By Deleted A

Aug 13, 2015

Need to download the reading lessons for offline reading

By Rahul M

May 18, 2020

Its well planned and all topics are explained in detail

By Sowmyalatha S

Feb 09, 2020

Contains good information about the Project management.

By alfath s

Nov 20, 2018

Nice material. Opening my mind about project management

By Muhammad M M

Mar 29, 2020

It is great to work online and collaborative learning.

By Abdullah S S A

Aug 20, 2020

It was a very good curse. I do lean much. thank You.

By Anastasiia K

Apr 25, 2020

A nice introductory course but with some small flaws

By chetan K R

Jul 16, 2018

More Examples and level of quiz should be more tough

By Ian W

Jan 02, 2017

good overview of concepts, nice instructional design

By Elena A

Dec 22, 2016

Nice introductory course. Very clear ans structured!

By Juan P P B

Aug 23, 2020

Excelente introducción al mundo de Project Manager

By Josie P

Nov 06, 2019

Helpful introductory course in Project Management.

By Jorge M C C d S

Nov 01, 2015

A good starter on the topic of project management!

By Mamilwad S

Jul 02, 2020

Nice course

And very useful information

Thank you


May 04, 2020

It was very nice sessions and were understandable

By Dr. S G N G

Apr 13, 2020

One research based assignment should be inroduced

By khaled A E R G

Apr 05, 2020

good and learn more about initiation of project

By areen s

Jun 27, 2020

great course. good examples in the case studies

By Suher E

Jul 22, 2020

very general information, but good as a start.

By Karthik R

May 21, 2020

Good one, with higher knowledge gaining course

By Eugenio P

Jun 10, 2019

Interesting foundations for project management

By Aleksejs Z

Oct 08, 2018

Descriptive introduction to project management