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University of California, Irvine

Project Management Principles and Practices

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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.


Course 1: Initiating and Planning Projects
- Offered by University of California, Irvine. The courses in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Budgeting and Scheduling Projects
- Offered by University of California, Irvine. A good project schedule helps all team members’ work together to meet project objectives. A ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Managing Project Risks and Changes
- Offered by University of California, Irvine. This course will help you manage project risk effectively by identifying, analyzing, and ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Project Management Project
- Offered by University of California, Irvine. This capstone project is designed to allow you to take the knowledge you have gained through ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP


4.2 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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  • Mario Tosques
    Not a great course
    Probably it's me, but i couldn't get along with the teaching of Margaret Meloni, some times trying to be fun, without any effective result.
    Slides are mostly read, without great added value. Too many references to a book said to be not compulsory. There are too many poured notions without practical explanations or case studies.
    The course gives you just a smattering of the subject, nothing that you can apply with confidence on the job.
    The course is not compelling in any way.
    The best part of the course is the "Case Study", short cartoons with a quiz, probably taken from another course from UCI, useful for outlying common misunderstandings in a real job context.
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    Ohoude Khadr
    I absolutely loved this course! It was very well structured and had lots of material to go through, but mostly I enjoyed the capstone project, since it made you actually apply all what you've learned throughout the course.

    Classcentral literally put some sense into my life during a rather uncertain and unstable phase in my life. It grants you a quite accessible tool to literally a massive amount of courses you can learn sitting on your sofa or at your kitchen table. It's just awesome! Thank you ;)
  • Conroy Iwhiwhu
    Excellent Course - Definitely Recommed
    Excellent Coverage of the role of project management application to various aspects of life & work activities. You would love the capstone as you see how PJM across board.

    Ready to sit the CAPM exam or if you have the hours of project experience the PMP exam upon completion.

    Warning: Requires hard work.
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    Mohammed Jafar
    I want learn project management, simply because am a potential civil engineer. And also have passion about the course, I develop more interest on it, hope you will be able to help me and give me that privilege to obtain such knowledge from this prestigious institution, thank you.

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