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Subtitles: Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

What you will learn

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    Anticipate common sources of conflict within a project environment

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    Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager

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    Identify project stakeholders

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    Summarize the key elements of a project plan

Skills you will gain

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
20 minutes to complete

Get Started!

2 readings
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Survey10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

What is a Project?

3 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
2.2 Lesson10m
2.4 Optional Readings10m
2.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Get to Know your Stakeholders

3 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Congratulations!10m
3.2 Lesson10m
3.4 Optional Readings10m
3.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Scope Matters

3 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
4.2 Lesson10m
4.4 Optional Readings10m
4.5 Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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By DSNov 20th 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.

By OUMar 27th 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.

Instructor

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Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate. Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process....
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Courses in this introduction specialization will not receive UCI credit. However, you will be able to receive an University issued Professional Certificate and 12 academic credits for the Applied Project Management Certificate.

    https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

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