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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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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.


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.

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Sep 18, 2020

it's good and very useful to as

By Edward M G

Aug 28, 2020

Interactive and useful content.

By Abdirahman I

Aug 22, 2020

Very Educative and Informative.

By Robert M

Aug 15, 2020

Very engaging and fun to learn!

By Sohail A D

Aug 12, 2020

It is a course worth completing

By Sainath v d

May 21, 2020

Thank you for incridible course

By nandish k

Apr 06, 2020

Good overall knowledge about PM

By Zhivko D

Jan 22, 2020

Margaret tell me so many things

By nil e d

Oct 09, 2019

Great Course, great instructor!

By Phạm T Đ

Sep 19, 2019

Good course! Thank you so much!

By Princelyn A

Jul 04, 2019

Very educative and enlightening

By Marina K

Jul 14, 2018

It's a great course. Thank you!

By Noha S

Jan 05, 2018

Displayed in an interesting way

By eman a

Jun 05, 2017

I enjoyed studying this course.

By Raja K

Mar 27, 2017

It was very systematic teaching

By Deesha

Aug 17, 2016

Excellent knowledge and points.

By Summer S

Jul 12, 2016

Wonderful course! Very helpful!

By Luz B

Aug 15, 2020

Estoy feliz, quiero continuar!


Aug 14, 2020

It was an excellent experience

By Cynthia M C M

Jul 07, 2020

Definitivamente lo recomiendo!

By Deleted A

Jul 02, 2020

Muy instructivo e interesante.


Jun 22, 2020

Amazing course. Great content.


May 29, 2020

Good experience. Rich content.

By Adam K

Mar 30, 2020

Informative and easy to digest

By Abdul N L

Dec 22, 2019

Amazing and Easy to Understand