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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 dimas p

Jan 9, 2022

this course is great ! some theories will be more difficult but also more fun

By Lorna L

Mar 15, 2023

Great foundation to understanding project management. Ready to move forward!

By chloe s

Mar 13, 2023

This course goes at a moderate pace, while covering a good amount of content.


Feb 2, 2023

This is a great foundation for the rest of the Project Management coursework.

By Mohamed H F S

Feb 2, 2023

very grateful for me to get more knowledge and qualifications in this field


Dec 21, 2022

A short , concise and great course with good amount of resources. Thank you .

By Mahmoud M M N E G

Dec 12, 2022

Very good and professional , but needs more files to study (Handout and book)

By Ana I

Oct 16, 2022

I highly recommend this course, the information displayed is really helpful.

By Aderonke J A

Sep 11, 2022

I enjoyed it a lot. It very easy to understand and follow. Thank you google.

By A. S

Jun 8, 2022

This was really easy to follow along and complete the quizes and assignments.

By Pranjul M

Jan 23, 2022

Very nice course with a lot of details , had a great experience learning it.

By Jawad A

Nov 17, 2021

Thats a great course which enables to learn the basic of project initiation.

By Moshe V

Oct 6, 2021

Great and comprehensive course, very clear instruction and challenging tasks.

By Frank B

May 30, 2021

courrse on starting projects and understanding first steps and who do involve

By Baiba B

Feb 14, 2023

Good course, lots of useful information on project planning, tools and more.

By Mary E H

Feb 6, 2023

The course was designed to meet learners' understanding. The tutor was good.

By Patrick d C

Nov 16, 2022

Well taught and very informative! Thank you for the great materials and info

By Hamza A

Aug 21, 2022

One of the best courses on understandingof how projects should be initiated.


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By Av A

Jul 31, 2022

I felt like this course definitely picked up the pace, loved the activities!

By Margaret M M

Jul 6, 2022

The course is exceptionally engaging and feels like a real work environment.

By Allison J

Jun 21, 2022

Great pace..loved everything even that the quiz was not the very last thing!

By Jesus S

Jun 11, 2022

This course covers everything you need to learn about initiating a project!

By Ajith K

Jun 6, 2022

Great structured learning program suited for beginners and experts. Hats off

By Olga P

Jun 4, 2022

Great course! Good to know about project charter and different tools for PM.