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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....

Top reviews


Oct 5, 2021

Very informative and thorough! I've finished this course with so much knowledge that can be applied to the workforce. Everything is laid out in easy to follow and efficient steps. Couldn't be happier!


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

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By Renee P

Apr 19, 2021

I have been very please with the content that was presented in the course and the explanation of it. I found the videos, reading reinforced concepts nicely.

By Ahmed A

Jul 7, 2022


By Collins O O

Jul 1, 2022

Hans-on training and real-world practical examples. I have used other platforms, but Coursera is indeed for professional training with experienced trainers.

By Sashi B

May 5, 2022

P​roject management is an art and a science. But explaining art can sometimes be very difficult. This course managed to teach the intangibles rather easily.

By Moses E

Mar 28, 2022

Highly informative , I enjoyed the manner in which the instructors broke down the coursework. I highly recommend for folks interested in Project Management.

By Shivangi M

Mar 13, 2022

This is an immensely helpful foundational course on Project Management. It helps you understand the basics and guides you how to move further in this field.

By Deborah H

Feb 28, 2022

This is a great course for beginners. I especially enjoyed the inspiring videos, hearing from people in PM roles. I'm excited about moving on to course 2.

By Linda A

Feb 14, 2022

The course structure which brought on board other project or program manager from Google helped me visualise most of the things the instructor was teaching

By Mohini W

Aug 26, 2021

It was great! very informative, it was especially inspiring to see the team coming from all kinds of different backgrounds and jobs, working now for Google!

By Benjamin E

Aug 4, 2021

T​his was a great start into the world of Project Management. It was also mostly a refresher for skills I have already attained through my work experience.

By Alina B

May 3, 2021

I really enjoyed this course as everything was new to me. It was easy and fun , but at the same time was challenging. I love how the content was delivered!

By Barbara R

Apr 24, 2021

Very friendly. Moving at my own pace allowed me to go back and review things that I needed clarification on. Very excited about the course and what's ahead.

By Jose L R A

Apr 16, 2021

This course does an excellent job of building a foundation for your future PM career as well as motivating you to keep learning more about PM as a skillset.

By Erich R

Apr 8, 2021

Good overview of the key definitions, methodologies, required skills and responsibilities of a project manager, as well as influences to successful projects

By Daisha A

Jul 23, 2022

Great introductory course! So much great information shared. After completing this course I know I am making the right choice by enrolling in this program.

By Pooja N

Jul 21, 2022

The course and the mentor is amazing. I'm a BBA graduate. The course gave me more information regarding the topics we have learned and read while studying.

By S. M N

Jul 4, 2022

Material presented very well, organized and interesting. Videos are great, especially the 'real life' experiences of how people came to project management.

By Chandrima G

May 12, 2022

This is a great course, I learned many topics regarding preject management and hoping to reflect these knowledge in my proffesional life as well. Thank you

By Valentina V

Apr 26, 2022

This course was challenging but very rewarding. I am so thankful to have gained so much knowlege and developed new skills. I totally recommend this course.

By Eman K

Mar 5, 2022

Thank you for providing this course, the content was on point and hit all the good points that I believe are needed for the kickoff for such a certificate!

By S V

Jan 25, 2022

I liked this course very much very good for improving skillsand crealing a record of your skills and ti know the weamest and strongest part of your skills.

By Moroti F

Dec 21, 2021

As someone who's new to Project Management, this was really fun and easy to understand. Emilio and the rest of the team are the real MVPs. Thanks everyone!

By Aleksandra R

Nov 17, 2021

Well made course, everything is covered. Appreciate for the videos with Google people - their personal stories and advices gave to me a lot of inspiration.

By hannah k

Nov 8, 2021

I am really excited about this course, I have receive the basics I was expecting looking forward to study more.

Google and Coursera Team Thank You So Much.

By Bithika T

Sep 12, 2021

The Course gave me a solid foundation on the basics of project management. The content was well-organized and easy to understand. Thank you so much Google.