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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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foundational knowledge
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introductory course
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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.

BS

Jul 06, 2020

Excelent course! It gives you the principles of project management for the early phases, initianing and planning, it has very good dynamic and share examples, it's a good option if you're newbie in PM

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By Mukhtiar G M S N i G U

Jul 30, 2020

It is fantastic course, i like it very much...

By Prateek K N

Jul 15, 2020

Very fundamental and nicely structured content

By Zahra A I

May 28, 2020

Good understanding of Project Management tools

By Rahul K

May 05, 2020

Good content, able to relate with current work

By JOE P

Jun 23, 2019

A very good pre-requisite to PMP certification

By JAMES B A

Apr 16, 2019

Excellent course taught be wonderful lecturers

By KRITI

Feb 22, 2019

it's fun

a lot of things to learn.

all must try

By Meaad A A Z

Dec 25, 2018

It was excellent course, it improved my skills

By Nael H

Apr 02, 2018

Pretty interesting course and very structured!

By Lucas B

Jan 15, 2017

Very good for overall project planning notions

By Zhangziham

Jul 07, 2016

Really chanllenge and useful.Thanks very much.

By Ahmed A

Oct 03, 2020

beautiful and unique experience, Thank you :)

By Muhammad A B B

Sep 30, 2020

Very flexible pace and easy to learn modules.

By Anas A

Jul 26, 2020

Amazing Course.. I recommend it to everybody.

By KrishanKumar S

Jul 19, 2020

Able to gain sufficient knowledge and skills.

By Sidra S

Jul 11, 2020

Amazing Course for beginners. Thanks Coursera

By Anurita P

Jun 22, 2020

Good course to start with project management.

By Kaushal D

Jun 17, 2020

Excellent Course and Very Much Useful also...

By Valentina V

Jun 05, 2020

Very interesting and very clear explanations!

By Daniyal A

May 07, 2020

Everything is very well managed and completed

By Digvijay P

Dec 18, 2019

I got to know much more about project planing

By Paolo D M

Sep 18, 2018

nice course and very usefull skills to build!

By Laima C

Mar 15, 2018

Very good introduction to project management.

By Amanda D

Jan 29, 2018

Great foundation to begin project management.

By M. G

Jan 17, 2018

Excellent introduction to Project Management.