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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 Rojan J P

Oct 12, 2022

simple and easy to follow classes ... superb trainers and materisls

By Nicolás D

Oct 5, 2022

Excellent course and materials. Very easy going and well explained.

By Ma. F V

Oct 2, 2022

Me encantan las metodologías que utilizan para nuestro aprendizaje.

By Ahmed S

Sep 7, 2022

Great information, brilliant guidline and templates to use forward.

By Sankari M

Sep 5, 2022

Reslly this course helped me to understand about Agile Methodology.,

By Simón A B

Aug 13, 2022

Excelent! It really teaches important skills and tools of the trade.

By Xochitl F

May 20, 2022

very interesting ancd complete course. It is going to be very useful

By Caroline N

Feb 6, 2022

I loved every bit of the process and i got to learn a lot. Thank you

By Venkatachalapathi

Nov 25, 2021

I'm feeling like shaping my mind in deep understaing of surrounding.

By Meriam B

Nov 17, 2021

amazing course I've ;earned lot of issues , thanks Coursera & Google

By Madeline J

Oct 17, 2021

Learning so much, absolutely love how well written the readings are.

By Alexis C

Aug 29, 2021

I think practical skills practice can be added more into the course!

By Tracy B

Jul 21, 2021

The information in this course was presented well and was relatable.

By Ignacio C

May 12, 2021

Realy a good option to review all the knowledge and learn new things


Apr 19, 2021

Very inspiring coach with genuine interest and knowledge. Thank you!


Mar 19, 2023

It was a fruitful course, with lots of knowledge and skills sharing

By Maryann M

Mar 6, 2023

I like the pace and the extra practice information for this course.

By Tomasz B

Feb 22, 2023

Very good! I can recommend it to all beginners as the best starter.

By Pieter v d m

Jan 5, 2023

Already realising the benefits of this course in day to day live .

By Shivani R

Dec 30, 2022


I just want to say that the course was very nicely explained.

By Hanh D

Oct 15, 2022

This course really good to help improve project management skills.

By Tola

Sep 17, 2022

I learned quite a lot of concepts and I am excited to explore more.

By Betty B

Sep 12, 2022

Learned the dos and do nots of building a solid project foundation.


Jul 4, 2022

The course given insight knowledge & tools for project initiation.

By David A R R

Jun 13, 2022

De los mejores cursos que he tomando hasta ahora sin lugar a dudas.