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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Management & Leadership
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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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

Taught by

Margaret Meloni

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Reviews for Coursera's Initiating and Planning Projects
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Daniel W
2.0 2 years ago
Daniel completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
When you read all these great reviews, you almost start wondering, "did I take the same course?" I am unsure whether I should do the following courses in the specialization. UCI does not seem to be interested in active engagement, updating their courses, or offering the best quality they potentially could.

The course basically works the following way: You read the PMBOK. There's no interactivity, no discussions, no way to ask questions if you need to clarify vaguely described concepts.

All in all, it did not meet my expectations.
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Vijayakumar N
5.0 3 years ago
by Vijayakumar completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Doing this course 'Initiating and Planning Projects' gives learners, a practical approach to Project management based on PMBOK methodology. Prof Margaret Meloni is a great teacher. Students will enjoy her crisp and clear communication of ideas. Slides are well designed. Video quality and sound quality is also great. You will encounter lots of good quality reading materials. Quizzes will help you to test your knowledge as you progress. Overall, an excellent course fit for project managers and project team members who work for construction projects. Also good for the aspiring project managers. Thanks to Prof Margaret and UC Irvine for the great course.
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Frank K
5.0 a year ago
by Frank completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course helped me to get insight into stakeholder management and scope management and to prepare for my new job as project manager.
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