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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 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.


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.

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By Dhruvil D

Dec 6, 2021

Had a great experience and have learned many new insights about project initiation.

By Moyo A

Nov 12, 2021

Excellent teaching and great materials for reading and templates for personal work.

By Yarin G

Nov 1, 2021

Very detailed course that goes more indepth from the first course. It was amazing.

By Karine B

Oct 5, 2021

Excellent course. I learned a lot of practical and useful best practices. Thank you

By Nkiru N O

Oct 5, 2021


By Roberto B

Aug 4, 2021

Challenging and comprehensive view into the Initiation stage of Project management

By Hassan R

Jul 29, 2021

The course was organized in a manner that helped me understand underlying concepts.

By Amir A

Sep 30, 2022

Curso muy completo y con buenas prácticas para emplear los conocimiento obtenidos

By Robert O

Mar 19, 2022

This Course is exceptional in teaching the hands on skills for project management.

By Mariia T

Jan 30, 2022

Very informative and detailed course. Thank you very much for clear explanations!!

By Bobby J

Dec 7, 2021

Learn about actual workplace tools and how to use them depending on your project.

By Jaber M A

Dec 6, 2021

Good info and materials to learn, I hoped to learn more about how to use the tools

By Camanes V M

Mar 1, 2023

Good training, with basic principles and tools to help on starting a new project.

By Hummed Y B

Feb 14, 2023

A very good insight about Project's initiation phase is explained in this course.

By Vivien M K T

Jan 9, 2023

le cours est très bien detailles et cela ma permis d'acquerir beaucoup de notions


Dec 28, 2022

Awesome, just nailed, great compilation, great knowledge and tools. Thank you all

By helia d

Dec 1, 2022

This course was very informative. I'm happy that I was able to take this course .

By Rincon L

Nov 16, 2022

Excellent, has a lot of opoyo meterial and very well developed each of the themes

By Vishwesh C

Aug 24, 2022

This course has taught me many aspects of Project Management. Thanks to the team.

By Mazen M

Aug 4, 2022

Amazing course. I would recommend adding more refrences for advanced information.

By Danielle D

Jun 26, 2022

This course was easy to follow and actually retain the information I am learning.

By Dina H

May 13, 2022

very beneficial course that discusses so many important issues with great detail!

By Leonard A W

Oct 19, 2021

Great course! The skills I learned will really help me as I start my new career!

By Sajedah S S A

Sep 18, 2021

great course i am super excited to move on to the next course of project planning

By paul w

Jul 7, 2021

Great insights especially on formulating stakeholders and writing project charter