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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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Top reviews


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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By ThaoBTP2

Jun 12, 2017

Very good and useful

By Deepti K

May 27, 2017

Very helpful course!

By Amarthya

Feb 11, 2017

simple and Efficient

By Atif A

Jan 20, 2016

Must attend for PMs.

By Atika F

Jul 31, 2020


By Abid H C

Jul 16, 2020

this course is good

By Ishtahad A K

Jun 28, 2020

Easy to understand.

By Kendrix P

Jun 18, 2020


By Shivam s

Jun 12, 2020

It's a great course

By Shivam T

Jun 08, 2020

very helpful course

By Братан

May 28, 2020

Круто, понравилось.

By Tanaji D

May 03, 2020

very good experence


Apr 19, 2020

Well explained 🙏🙏

By Aslan I

Apr 14, 2020

The best imprestion

By Shah M S H C

Feb 21, 2019

very helpful course

By Ruben F M D S

Aug 04, 2018

Great introduction!

By Jo-anne D

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent lectures!

By Jesus C B

Nov 08, 2015

Engaging and clear!

By Natalia S

Sep 23, 2015

Amazing! Like it!!!

By Manuel P

Sep 22, 2015

Excellent material.

By Orlando B

Aug 19, 2015

Really nice course.


Aug 02, 2020

Very useful course

By Fasil B C

Jul 15, 2020

Interesting course

By Jomish J

Jul 05, 2020

Very useful course

By Muhammad A

Jun 03, 2020

very inspirational