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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Initiating and Planning Projects by University of California, Irvine

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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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Aug 31, 2020

The course is a very great asset to any aspiring project manager. You get to understand the fundamentals and essentials in any given project and the means to ameliorate conflicts amongst stakeholders.


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 Christopher J

Apr 04, 2020

Very fast and imformative.

By Ezekiel F

Jul 01, 2019

Great and detailed course.

By Dias K

Feb 04, 2019

Very interesting PM course

By Влад Р

Jun 23, 2018

Great as a starting point.

By Adrienne G

Jul 29, 2017

Great, informative course!

By mohammed a i

Nov 25, 2016

very educative and helpful

By Ibrahim A

Sep 29, 2016

very nice and great course

By Felicia G

Jun 08, 2016

Very well organize course.

By Pouya S K

Nov 01, 2015

That Course Was Awesome :D

By Yuri O d F

Sep 07, 2020

Such an amazing course!!!

By Shikha M

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing learning platform

By Africa O

Jun 09, 2020

Engaging and informative!


Jun 01, 2020

Amazing and fast grasping

By MD. A A M

May 21, 2020

It was a very nice course

By Tanaji M

May 03, 2020

Excellent course material

By tuyenntse63055

Feb 21, 2020

beautiful and easy to use

By Charles T

Jan 30, 2020

informative and practical

By John C L

Jan 11, 2020

So informative. I like it

By danyal i

Aug 30, 2019

Great to learn new skills

By Alison T

Mar 01, 2019

Great course. Lots of ver

By Noah D

Sep 06, 2017

great and easy to follow!

By Albert J K

Aug 08, 2017

Great course presentation

By Zhanna K

Apr 01, 2017

Well structured e course.


Dec 23, 2016

I loved the presentations

By Walter T G

Sep 02, 2020

It's a excelent project.