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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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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.


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 Stephen P

May 04, 2020

Superb introduction to Project management!

By Sashikanta S

Apr 12, 2020

So well presented with practical examples.

By Shubha S K N

Apr 05, 2020

Very Good Course for management new roles.

By Deleted A

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent resource for new Project Manager

By Marcos H V

Oct 07, 2019

A great introduction to project management

By Justin G

Jul 15, 2018

Superb. I look forward to the next course.

By Bharat S G

Jan 17, 2018

excellent course great learning experience

By Hetile M

Nov 07, 2017

Really enjoyed the videos and case studies

By Wendy H

Oct 16, 2017

Took me from no knowledge to understanding

By Arun S V

Jan 19, 2017

I simply loved its simplicity and approach

By Shivanand R K

Jun 18, 2016

Excellent thoughts and concepts presented.

By Franchesca B R V

Feb 22, 2016

completo, activo muy interesante lo recomi

By santiago p

Feb 06, 2016

Excelent course! Very complete and usefull

By Dora C P C

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent course about Project Management

By Kloe' S

Sep 30, 2020

It was a great course I really enjoyed it

By Adrián Z S

Sep 27, 2020

Great introduction to Project Management.

By Mahadeo A V

Sep 08, 2020

Best knowledge gain through this course !

By Ithikhash A

Sep 02, 2020

A great course for a Beginner. Enjoyed it

By Ahad

Aug 06, 2020

Outstanding course, I have learned a lot.

By Asadullah

Jul 26, 2020

Thank you So Much Madam, Coursera and UCI

By Tonmoy G

Jun 06, 2020

An Excellent Course on Project Management

By Nusrat I L

May 29, 2020

very nice.. i achieve a lot of knowledge

By Iqbal U K

May 24, 2020

It was a good experience and learn a lot!

By Gianne C J

May 12, 2020

Very informative. Bonus videos are great!

By Tammy P

Apr 18, 2020

Great introduction to project management!