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Initiating and Planning Projects, University of California, Irvine

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About this 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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Feb 22, 2019

it's fun

a lot of things to learn.

all must try

By john michael smit

Feb 22, 2019

most valuable content Thank you much

By Chia-Shao Jen

Feb 22, 2019

Very useful knowledge for Initiating the project!!

By Shah Md. Safkat Hossain Choudhury

Feb 21, 2019

very helpful course

By Hesham Abdallah Gharib Amer

Feb 21, 2019



Feb 18, 2019

Comprehensive and yet simplified lectures. I had fun while learning.

By Christine Rayl

Feb 18, 2019

Really enjoyed this class. I am a very detailed note taker and there were a couple of instances that the information provided didn't match the quiz answers; i.e. The Triple Constraint. Overall this is very convenient, good layout and I enjoyed the professor. Ready for my next class!

By Eliecer LOPEZ

Feb 18, 2019

easy to follow, clear and concise. a few more case would be appreciated.

By Nicklas Peter Madsen

Feb 17, 2019

A little too easy - can easily be done within 2 hours...

By Carla Contessi

Feb 14, 2019

Totally worthy