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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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Top reviews

DS

Nov 20, 2017

It was very helpful for me to understand what the project management is. I am just thinking about starting this new career path and i was feeling comfortable in this field during the learning process.

OU

Mar 27, 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.

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By Natasha M

Feb 24, 2016

This was a great mix of videos, reading material, and quizzes to keep me engaged.

By KOFFI K Y

Apr 08, 2020

ce cour m'a permis de comprendre des notions complètes sur la gestion de projet

By Tania L

Aug 07, 2016

Clear and engaging introduction, well spaced out to let the good stuff soak in.

By Wagner M

Sep 14, 2015

The content is great, but the most part is presented using flash-based pages :/

By Joshua B

Apr 06, 2016

Loads of information and the pace was great for fitting into my busy schedule.

By Irmie B

Jan 07, 2017

Great introductory course. Well written, well organized, and well presented.

By Lu X

Aug 18, 2015

The course is well organized and useful. The slide is illustrative and clear.

By Abir H

Apr 04, 2020

Good course, however would have liked to dig deeper into the different tools

By Freddy A

Jan 29, 2020

Great introduction to project management. Easy to follow videos and readings

By Kimuli G

Feb 01, 2020

Nice introductions to such wonderful project knowledge for us the newbies

By Yash R

Nov 30, 2016

A good intro to project management. It was easy to follow and understand.

By Cosmo A

Apr 25, 2016

Concise, pertinent information, delivered in short videos. Very didactic.

By Amr Y M

Apr 12, 2018

It was really a wonderful beginning to the world of Project Management.

By Akshat R

Sep 12, 2017

Must enroll if you have some desire to learn about Project Mangement!

By Kun F

Jul 02, 2017

The Lecture goes through too fast. It is a little bit hard to follow.

By Yujin S K

Dec 20, 2019

Great course to understand how to initiating projects and programmes

By Daniel M

May 02, 2019

Good to build an initial base of knowledge about Project Management.

By Oscar A S S

Apr 22, 2016

A great way to introduce the students to the initiation of a project

By Esteban M G G

Mar 16, 2016

Good one, more examples about real life situations would be valuable

By Salim B

Sep 09, 2015

It's really a good course to take a first step in project management

By Pham T H H

Feb 11, 2020

This course bring me an overview about PM. Very interesting course!

By Ahmed A M G R

Jul 09, 2018

A good simple course to kick off you way and explore the PM basics.

By Andy J

Nov 11, 2016

Helpful and good introduction to get start on projects management.

By Tomaš C K

Sep 04, 2019

A solid introduction to the role of a Project Specialist/Manager.

By arun v

Jun 27, 2017

Excellent course material to prep yourself for PMP certification.