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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 Madhav K

May 11, 2022

wide range of aspects have been taaught. so far the best course

By Grace G

Apr 24, 2022

Very helpful. Took the information step by step in easy chunks.

By Mahesh M

Jan 22, 2022

Well developed, well delivered course with ample practice quiz.

By Muhammad A K

Nov 5, 2021

It was a really helpful, informative course. Thank you, Google!

By Masiur R

Nov 4, 2021

very well structured course for some who wants be PM in future!

By Ana S T S

Oct 5, 2021

Easy to learn, and great useful content for day to day planning

By Ivan K

Aug 24, 2021

Excellent job! I really like the way the course is structured.

By Adam D

Jul 24, 2021

I learn alot in this course thank you google thank you coursera

By Hitesh L

May 11, 2021

Amazing Course, Amazing Mentors & Amazing Contents.

It's Amazing

By Tammy S

May 4, 2021

Great Course, looking forward to using the tools I've learned!!

By Mahmed O

Apr 10, 2021

This is one best Project Management course available in Google.

By Chibunna E

Feb 14, 2023

Perfect and yet the contents were thoroughly enjoyable to read

By Ranjesh K G

Jul 1, 2022

Excellent job by Google and Coursera on project initialisation

By Ernesto A R R

Mar 6, 2022

Very well organized and useful course. I recommend it totally.

By Linarto W (

Nov 28, 2021

Very good, with a lot of PM Tools that we can use in real work


Jul 27, 2021

Excellent refresher and thorough coverage of tools and methods

By Susan J

Jul 24, 2021

I enjoyed the instructor. Information was easy to understand.

By Dejan T

Mar 7, 2023

This course was very informative and it was fun to listen to.

By Orezimena O

Feb 28, 2023

The learning outcomes, tests, assesments were very innovative

By Prodyut k

Jan 27, 2023

IT IS A VERY GOOD COURSE AND THE instructors are very good to

By Kaung H K

Jan 22, 2023

This is a very useful course especially if you are new to PM.

By Safdar a k

Dec 8, 2022

Well defined course. I loved the activities and assignments .

By Muhammad M

Nov 20, 2022

This course deserves 1000 stars out of 5. absolutely amazing.

By Danyal E

Nov 9, 2022

Great course! loved the way how googlers teach us new skills.

By monica

Sep 20, 2022

Hacia tiempo que no estaba tan motivada a seguir formándome.