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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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introductory course
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Top reviews


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.


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 Muhammad M M

Mar 29, 2020

It is great to work online and collaborative learning.

By Anastasiia K

Apr 25, 2020

A nice introductory course but with some small flaws

By chetan K R

Jul 16, 2018

More Examples and level of quiz should be more tough

By Ian W

Jan 02, 2017

good overview of concepts, nice instructional design

By Elena A

Dec 22, 2016

Nice introductory course. Very clear ans structured!

By Josie P

Nov 06, 2019

Helpful introductory course in Project Management.

By Jorge M C C d S

Nov 01, 2015

A good starter on the topic of project management!

By Mamilwad S

Jul 02, 2020

Nice course

And very useful information

Thank you


May 04, 2020

It was very nice sessions and were understandable

By Dr. S G N G

Apr 13, 2020

One research based assignment should be inroduced

By khaled A E R G

Apr 05, 2020

good and learn more about initiation of project

By areen s

Jun 27, 2020

great course. good examples in the case studies

By Suher E

Jul 22, 2020

very general information, but good as a start.

By Karthik R

May 21, 2020

Good one, with higher knowledge gaining course

By Eugenio P

Jun 10, 2019

Interesting foundations for project management

By Aleksejs Z

Oct 08, 2018

Descriptive introduction to project management

By Tommy B

May 22, 2017

Sometimes dry, but the material itself is dry.

By Matthew M

Feb 25, 2016

Informative, basic, nuts and bolts information

By Gábor B

Jun 17, 2020

It is a nice summary with fair expectations.

By Jannatul F N

Oct 22, 2016

Refurbish your project management knowledge.

By Michel R

Sep 09, 2016

Easy to understand and simple to keep track!

By Hugo v S

Sep 03, 2015

A good course introducing Project management


Jun 22, 2020

it really build me up in project management


Jun 18, 2020


By Jamshid S

Aug 06, 2019

Very interesting and easy to learn material