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About the Course

This course is the first in a series of six to equip you with the skills you need to apply to introductory-level roles in project management. Project managers play a key role in leading, planning and implementing critical projects to help their organizations succeed. In this course, you’ll discover foundational project management terminology and gain a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of a project manager. We’ll also introduce you to the kinds of jobs you might pursue after completing this program. Throughout the program, you’ll learn from current Google project managers, who can provide you with a multi-dimensional educational experience that will help you build your skills for on-the-job application. 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: - Define project management and describe what constitutes a project. - Explore project management roles and responsibilities across a variety of industries. - Detail the core skills that help a project manager be successful. - Describe the life cycle of a project and explain the significance of each phase. - Compare different program management methodologies and approaches and determine which is most effective for a given project. - Define organizational structure and culture and explain how it impacts project management. - Define change management and describe the role of the project manager in the process....

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Nov 27, 2021

Learned a lot such as Agile, C-Suite, Change management, Corporate governance, Culture mapping, DMAIC, Kanban, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Linear, Matrix structure, Reporting chart, Six Sigma etc. Thank you


Jun 12, 2022

Great delivery of material. Interactive and easy to digest. I was able to apply the conccepts covered in this course to my daily duties as a leader in my organization and was surprised at the results.

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By Bojan P

Apr 14, 2022

This is one of the best online courses that I took so far. It is great intro to project management, with lot of real life experiences from Google program managers.

I am looking forward to completing next courses of this specialization.


By Rokia A A

Mar 18, 2022

It is very interesting, insightful and made in a way that anyone can understand. I like the way of presentations, guided with the transcriptions; summarized in reading materials and people sharing real life experience on the issues discussed.

By Lydia C

Feb 2, 2022

A comprehensive introduction to Project Management. It helps you evaluate your interests in the profession and where you currently stand in your career as a PM. Highly recommended if you want to 'formalise' your project management experience.

By Abdul R

Nov 9, 2021

It is a very informative course with updated content and material. Very presently delivered from scratch to view over major concepts that can be learned further. Examples and case study was related with day to day business and industry needs.

By Sonal G

Oct 28, 2021

I took this course to help me articulate, get the ability to better explain what I really do. I am not a tech PM, however project management is part of pretty much everyone's life. This is a great introduction to PM and I really recommend it.

By Katlyn M

Oct 15, 2021

The way the material was presented was fantastic! At no point did I feel overwhelmed by the terminology, or the course load. The analogies the instructors used made it very easy to take what I was learning and apply it to my current position.

By Amber W

Aug 12, 2021

Its an excellent opportunity for every one enrolled with this course. It provides with great content and easy to understand approach . No doubt very well presented , easy to understand and will be a career booster in Project Management field.

By Andrea R

Jul 14, 2021

Excelente oportunidad de ampliar tu conocimiento en este campo. Tiene fechas super flexibles, lo cual agradezco mucho ya que tengo poco tiempo por la universidad. Realmente recomiendo tomar esta oportunidad para crecer y aprender nuevas cosas

By Luis F C M

Jun 3, 2021

I love having the opportunity to learn new things, I think the course starts a little slow and I understand that it is because it is not aimed at a specific audience but I think it is an incredible learning and knowledge tool. Congratulations

By ali a

Apr 15, 2021

Its an excellent opportunity for every one enrolled with this course. It provides with great content and easy to understand approach . No doubt very well presented , easy to understand and will be a career booster in Project Management field.

By Ilham A R

Mar 19, 2021

This course gives me a lot of insightful knowledge that I didn't expect. I genuinely believe everyone that is on their way to start their professional career, even if it is not necessarily in project management, will benefit from this course.

By Takeah R

Jan 15, 2023

I really feel like the foundation material that was taught is truly foundational and has set us up to succeed. Solid, thorough, clear, informative and engaging material. I'm so excited for what I know I will gain by the end of all 6 courses.

By Jhon K G

Sep 27, 2022

The course was easy to follow, instructional and full of may learnings about the foundations of Project Management. It's a good starting platform to what will come next and how can I further develop my skills as an aspiring Project Manager.

By Olatunji M

Sep 11, 2022

This is such an amazing course. I love everything from start to finish. The facilitator and other presenters did justice to the delivery, concept and information. I have learned so much and I can't wait to begin the next phase of my career.

By Anaika J

May 5, 2022

This course was great at teaching you the basics of Project Management, but also goes over many methodologies, organizational structures in the workforce, and how to present yourself on your resume. Great start to the program. Learned a lot!

By Carlos A P C

Mar 9, 2022

A organização das temáticas, a abordagem e os níveis intermédios de avaliação, criam uma dinâmica de aprendizagem verdadeiramente motivante.

Cada etapa ultrapassada lança logo uma nova perspetiva que não deixa perder o ritmo.

Obrigado Coursera

By mohammad k

Dec 21, 2021


Dear Coursera supporter

My name is Mohammadnoor Khonji, I have recently completed a Foundations of Project Management course. But I have not been issued a certificate. Please make the necessary checks.

Yours sincerely,

Mohammadnoor Khonji

By Matthew S

Oct 12, 2021

I really enjoyed this course. I loved the structure of having a video, reading, then quiz. I helped me get a better understanding of the project management concepts I was learning. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn PM.

By Biniam T

Aug 27, 2021

Taking this course will help me to lead any project in my personal life and office. I thank you, Google and Coursera for giving me this opportunity. I promise to serve my people sincerely with the lessons I have learned.

Biniam Taye Endeshaw

By zachary s

Apr 24, 2021

I'm sad we don't get the teacher in the next course, he was fantastic! I'm sure the next will be just as good though. The course outline, the content, and the breakup of content was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. Great job, Googlers.

By ameni m

Apr 1, 2021

I highly recommend this course even if you're not interested in a PM role. For me this course helped to understand various technical terms I see on job posting ( not related to PM role) like interpersonal skills, transferable skills and more

By tumininu a

Aug 1, 2022

I loved how the course was structured and how concepts were broken down into manageable bits. I am also excited about completing the rest of the certification program after seeing how seamless this course was. I would highly recommend this.

By Gifty O

Jul 4, 2022

I had a great learning experience, this course has exposed me to concepts and areas of project mangement i never heard of though i read project management as a course in the university.

The course in is engaging and the instrustor was great.

By Zander L L

Mar 30, 2022

Wonderful experience! Connecting the course with the common day-to-day life is the best analogy this course has given to me. I just wanted to enroll here at first because I'm curious, never thought this will be the career path I wanted now!

By Hakeem A

Aug 14, 2021

It is an amazing course and thank god i took it. I have really earned a lot i thought i did but actually didn't know. The pace for classes was flexible for me and i encourage anyone interested in Project Management to apply for this course.