This is the second course in the Google Project Management Certificate program. This course will show you how to set a project up for success in the first phase of the project life cycle: the project initiation phase. In exploring the key components of this phase, you’ll learn how to define and manage project goals, deliverables, scope, and success criteria. You’ll discover how to use tools and templates like stakeholder analysis grids and project charters to help you set project expectations and communicate roles and responsibilities. Current Google project managers will continue to instruct and provide you with hands-on approaches for accomplishing these tasks while showing you the best project management tools and resources for the job at hand.
About this Course
What you will learn
Understand the significance of the initiation phase of the project life cycle.
Understand the key components of project charters and develop a project charter for project initiation.
Complete a stakeholder analysis and utilize RACI charts to define and communicate project team member responsibilities.
Evaluate various project management tools to meet project needs.
Skills you will gain
- Stakeholder Management
- Strategic Thinking
- Business Writing
- Project Management
- Project Charter
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Fundamentals of project initiation
Defining project goals, scope, and success criteria
Working effectively with stakeholders
Utilizing resources and tools for project success
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- 1 star0.71%
TOP REVIEWS FROM PROJECT INITIATION: STARTING A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT
Great course, lots of information! Just wish there were more practice problems in regards to the tools we learned about, as well as a section focusing on how to prepare for interview questions.
I understand the appropriateness of the peer review activities, but I'm not a fan of them. I graded several assignments for others but initially had difficulty getting anyone to reciprocate.
Good and well put together course, I particularly enjoy the hands-on activities. I look forward to completing the next courses, thank you Google and Coursera for making this course available.
Great information and tools here in Course 2. Love the layout. Google has done very well with offering both auditory or visual learning. The instructors so far have been pleasant presenters.
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