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Initiating and Planning Projects, Certificate

Initiating and Planning Projects, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month


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 Initiating and Planning Projects Initiating and Planning Projects Course offered by Coursera in partnership with UC Irvine, Division of Continuing Education, you will be able to:

  • Iidentify the key characteristics of a project
  • Identify primary project constraints
  • Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Identify Project Organizational Structures
  • Understand the definition of a Project Stakeholder
  • Identify project stakeholders
  • Identify information needs of the project stakeholders
  • Define responsibility for managing stakeholder and controlling stakeholder engagement
  • Define the purpose of using a project charter
  • Summarize the key elements of a project plan
  • Identify common sources of conflict within a project environment
  • Describe the difference between authority and influence

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 2 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Course Structure:
  • Get Started!
  • What is a Project?
  • Get to Know your Stakeholders
  • Scope Matters
  • Authority vs. Influence
  • Wrap Up

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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