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About the Course

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. Learners who complete this program should be equipped to apply for introductory-level jobs as project managers. No previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course, you will be able to: - Understand the significance of the project initiation phase of the project life cycle. - Describe the key components of the project initiation phase. - Determine a project’s benefits and costs. - Define and create measurable project goals and deliverables. - Define project scope and differentiate among tasks that are in-scope and out-of-scope. - Understand how to manage scope creep to avoid impacting project goals. - Define and measure a project’s success criteria. - Complete a stakeholder analysis and explain its significance. - Utilize RACI charts to define and communicate project team member responsibilities. - Understand the key components of project charters and develop a project charter for project initiation. - Evaluate various project management tools to meet project needs....

Top reviews


Feb 14, 2022

This has been a good learning experience. I now know the different project management tools available. I have a good understanding of project initiation and how to determine the success of a project.


Feb 7, 2022

everything is excellent. but i am facing the problem that says 'upgrade to submit' when i traied to submit the peer graded assignment. and it is been 3 weeks i stucked on this module. please help me.

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By José L F C

Jul 15, 2021

Very recommendable, this course is very completed guide to become the best project manager!

By uju O O

Sep 5, 2022

Loved this course. Well explained and activity-based execises helped bring the topic home.

By Mounir B

Jun 13, 2022

A great content to understand how to start a project. Thank you for this beautiful course!

By Natalie P

Apr 18, 2022

The lecturers are engaged and engaging. The activities require application of the content.

By William M

Mar 29, 2022

Excellent Class. Very user friendly words by the educational instructors. Go Plant Pals!!!

By Shylene N

Dec 2, 2021

Loved this course, loved the instructor! Looking forward to completing the entire program.

By Sanjay K P

Nov 9, 2021

Wonderful journey to project initiation. Well structured, informative and engaging course.

By Pilar S V A

Oct 16, 2021

I enjoyed a lot this second course, I am looking forward for completing the certification.

By N a

Oct 11, 2021

Great insights into project initiation complemented with excellent content and instructors

By Ufuoma A

Apr 23, 2021

Amazing and eye opening course. The instructors make it easy to grasp. Highly recommended.

By Jerelyn R

Feb 1, 2023

a lot of Valuable information it’s a lot to take in both very much so well written course

By Luciana C

Oct 1, 2022

Very complete and brings all de updates that we need around how to start a new project .

By salawu a

Jul 21, 2022

i learnt how to successfully start a project which includes all the details and checklist

By mildred b

Jul 11, 2022

Es un curso grandioso, una oportunidad para iniciar un cambio laboral y de vida personal.


Nov 27, 2021

This is a very fundamental course that enrich you with information to initiate a project!

By Manar M N H

Nov 19, 2021

I'm very satisfied with what this course have given an enormous knowledge and information

By Carla W

Sep 14, 2021

Great course to learn the fundamentals of project management. I truly feel more prepared.

By Venkatesh V

Sep 7, 2021

Perfect ! loved it and I have upskilled my and sharpened it and honed somemore skills too

By Michael A

May 6, 2021

A great course which teach you the best way to initiate the project properly and wisely !

By aravind p

Apr 8, 2021

This course very useful and assignments are very helpful to remember the topics learened.


Feb 25, 2023

One of the most important training courses I have taken in my scientific life. Thank you

By Yogesh P

Dec 13, 2022

One of the best courses to take made by the best people out there in project management!

By Sharon K M

Nov 15, 2022

Very clear and simple to follow. The exercises are presented with clear cut instructions

By Francisco M

Oct 13, 2022

This is a Great experience for me!! I am updating my knowledge!! Thank you very much !!

By Krishna G A

Aug 8, 2022

Amazing course and great learning from the course and learned new things and new tools .